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A party who has won a judgment in a lawsuit or favorable findings in an administrative proceeding, which judgment or findings the losing party, the appellant, seeks to have a higher court reverse or set aside.

The designation as appellee is not related to a person's status as plaintiff or defendant in the lower court.

Another name for appellee is respondent.




n. in some jurisdictions the name used for the party who has won at the trial court level, but the loser (appellant) has appealed the decision to a higher court. Thus the appellee has to file a response to the legal brief filed by the appellant. In many jurisdictions the appellee is called the "respondent". (See: appeal, respondent)

See: litigant, party

APPELLEE, practice. The party in a cause against whom an appeal has been taken.

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Counsel for the appellees responded that there were some John Doe defendants but that they "never got placed.
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award just damages and single or double costs to the appellee.
4) Another motivating factor is the simple desire to "insur[e] justice to the appellee.
The appellees brought six causes of action in their complaint.
We agree with the district court that Appellees have demonstrated irreparable harm through the actual and imminent possibility that they will be enjoined from prosecuting their suit in this, or in any other non-Singaporean, forum, and that there are sufficiently serious questions going to the merits.
The appellees, however, contended that viewing the signs from the route taken by the appellant to the funeral would have been "physically impossible.
In state court, appellants must serve the initial brief "within 70 days of filing the notice" of appeal; (24) appellees must serve answer briefs "within 20 days after service of the initial brief"; (25) appellants may serve reply briefs "within 20 days after service of the answer brief";26 and cross-appellees may serve cross-reply briefs "within 20 days thereafter.
After the Appellees answered the Appellants' complaint, Appellants filed a challenge to the constitutionality of the Georgia Law which provides: In an action involving a health care liability claim arising out of the provision of emergency medical care in a hospital emergency department or obstetrical unit or in a surgical suite immediately following the evaluation or treatment of a patient in a hospital emergency department, no physician or health care provider shall beheld liable unless it is proven by clear and convincing evidence that the physician or health care provider's actions showed gross negligence.
In a rush to address the merits, many appellees waste time, money, and resources filing a lengthy brief when the entire case could have been resolved by filing a motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction.