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Rule 21c. Extensions of Time on Appeal (1984)


(1) An extension of time may be granted for late filing in a court of appeals of a transcript, statement of facts, motion for rehearing, or application to the supreme court for writ of error, if a motion reasonably explaining the need therefor is filed within fifteen (15) days of the last date for filing as prescribed by the applicable rule or rules.

(2) A motion for late filing of an application for writ of error shall be filed in, directed to and acted upon by the supreme court. A copy of the motion shall be filed at the same time in the court of appeals, and the clerk of the supreme court shall notify the court of appeals of the action taken on the motion by the supreme court.

Motions for late filing of the other instruments designated herein shall be filed in, directed to and acted upon by the court of appeals in which the cause is pending. Any order of the court of appeals granting or denying a motion for late filing of any such instruments shall be reviewable by the supreme court for arbitrary action or abuse of discretion.

Amended by order of Dec. 5, 1983, eff. April 1, 1984.

Prior Amendments Future Amendments
July 22, 1975, eff. Jan. 1, 1976 Repealed by Order of April 10, 1986, eff. Sept. 1, 1986.
July 11, 1977, eff. Jan. 1, 1978