2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 12. Civil Procedure
§12-990.2. Time for appeal - Effect of post-trial motions.

12 OK Stat § 12-990.2 (2015) What's This?

A. Post-Trial Motions Filed Within Ten (10) Days. When a post-trial motion for a new trial, for judgment notwithstanding the verdict, or to correct, open, modify, vacate or reconsider a judgment, decree or final order, other than a motion only involving costs or attorney fees, is filed within ten (10) days after the judgment, decree or final order is filed with the court clerk, an appeal shall not be commenced until an order disposing of the motion is filed with the court clerk. The unsuccessful party may then appeal from the order disposing of the motion within thirty (30) days after the date such order was filed. If the decision on the motion was against the moving party, the moving party may appeal from the judgment, decree or final order, from the ruling on the motion, or from both, in one appeal, within thirty (30) days after the filing of the order disposing of the motion. Successive appeals from the original judgment, decree or final order and the order disposing of the motion shall not be allowed.

B. Post-Trial Motions Filed After Ten (10) Days. The time to appeal from a judgment, decree or final order is not extended or affected by the filing of a motion to correct, open, modify, vacate or reconsider the judgment, decree or final order that is filed more than ten (10) days after the judgment, decree or final order is filed with the clerk of the trial court, and an appeal that is commenced before such a motion is filed is not premature. If the motion is filed after a petition in error is filed, the moving party shall advise the Supreme Court the motion was filed. If a petition in error is filed after such a motion is filed, the appellant shall advise the Supreme Court in the petition in error that the motion is pending. When the trial court disposes of the motion where a petition in error has been filed, the successful party shall advise the Supreme Court of the action taken on the motion.

C. If the appellant did not prepare the judgment, decree, or final order, and Section 696.2 of this title required a copy of the judgment, decree, or final order to be mailed to the appellant, and the court records do not reflect the mailing of a copy of the judgment, decree, or final order to the appellant within three (3) days, exclusive of weekends and holidays, after the filing of the judgment, decree, or final order, all times referred to in this section shall run from the earliest date on which the court records show that a file-stamped copy of the judgment, decree, or final order was mailed to the appealing party, rather than from the date of filing.

D. Costs and Attorney Fees. The filing of a motion for costs or attorney fees shall not extend or affect the time to appeal.

Added by Laws 1993, c. 351, § 19, eff. Oct. 1, 1993. Amended by Laws 1997, c. 102, § 6, eff. May 1, 1997; Laws 2004, c. 181, § 4, eff. Nov. 1, 2004.

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