Following is the meaning of certain terms:
“Close of pleadings” – The close of pleadings is when an appellant has filed and served an answer to the reply or when the time for the filing and serving of an answer has expired.
“Pleadings” – The pleadings refer to the documents that the parties exchange at the beginning of the appeal and that state their respective positions (i.e. the notice of appeal, the reply and the answer).
Last updated: October 4, 2015