RULE 62.1. INDICATIVE RULING ON A MOTION FOR RELIEF THAT IS BARRED BY A PENDING APPEAL
(a) Relief Pending Appeal. If a timely motion is made for relief that the court lacks authority to grant because of an appeal that has been docketed and is pending, the court may:
(1) defer considering the motion;
(2) deny the motion; or
(3) state either that it would grant the motion if the supreme court remands for that purpose or that the motion raises a substantial issue.
(b) Notice to the Supreme Court. The movant must promptly notify the supreme court clerk under N.D.R.App.P. 12.1 if the district court states that it would grant the motion or that the motion raises a substantial issue.
(c) Remand. The district court may decide the motion if the supreme court remands for that purpose.
Rule 62.1 was adopted, effective _____________.
Rule 62.1 is derived from Fed.R.Civ.P. 62.1, and is coordinated with N.D.R.App.P. 12.1.
Sources: Joint Procedure Committee Minutes of _______________; Fed.R.Civ.P. 62.1.
Cross Reference: N.D.R.App.P. 12.1 (Remand After an Indicative Ruling by the District Court on a Motion for Relief That Is Barred by a Pending Appeal).