RULE 7. BOND FOR COSTS ON APPEAL

Effective Date: 3/1/2003

(a) Civil Cases. The district court may require an appellant to file a bond or provide other security in any form and amount necessary to ensure payment of costs on appeal. Rule 8(b) applies to a surety on a bond given under this rule.

(b) Criminal Cases. No undertaking for costs is required in appeals in criminal cases.

Rule 7 was amended, effective March 1, 2003. The amended language is derived from Fed.R.App.P. 7 and replaces language derived from superseded statutes. The amendment removes the requirement that an appellant post a bond in all appeals and instead gives the district court discretion to decide when security for costs on appeal should be required.

SOURCES:Joint Procedure Committee Minutes of April 26-27, 2001, pages 3-4; September 28-29, 2000, page 13; January 27-28, 2000, page 9; September 23-24, 1999, pages 16-17; May 25-26, 1978, pages 3-5; March 16-17, 1978, page 1; January 12-13, 1978, pages 3-4; October 27-28, 1977, pages 12-13. Fed.R.App.P. 7.

STATUTES AFFECTED:

SUPERSEDED: N.D.C.C.  § § 28-27-09, 28-27-10, 28-27-20, 28-27-21, 28-27-22, and 28-27-23.

CROSS REFERENCE: N.D.R.App.P. 3 (Appeal as of Right—How Taken) , N.D.R.App.P. 8 (Stay or Injunction Pending Appeal) , N.D.R.App.P. 10 (The Record on Appeal) , and N.D.R.App.P. 12 (Docketing the Appeal).

Effective Date Obsolete Date
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05/25/1978 03/01/2003 View