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Rule 21c. Extensions of Time on Appeal


The failure of a party to timely file a transcript, statement of facts, motion for rehearing in the court of civil appeals or application for writ of error, will not authorize a dismissal or loss of the appeal if the defaulting party files a motion reasonably explaining such failure in the court whose jurisdiction to make the next ruling in the case would be affected by such failure. Said motion must be filed within fifteen (15) days of the last date for timely filing provided in the applicable rule or rules sought to be avoided, although it may be acted upon by the court at a date thereafter.

This is a new rule. It is a significant change so that late filing of certain appeal documents may be excused. See also amended Rule 386.

July 22, 1975, eff. Jan. 1, 1976.


July 11, 1977, eff. Jan. 1, 1978

Dec. 5, 1983, eff. April 1, 1984

Repealed by Order of April 10, 1986, eff. Sept. 1, 1986.