Interesting Stuff From Other Places. Premature Notice Of Appeal Becomes Effective In First Circuit

The Appellate Law and Practice Blog reports on Malloy v. WM Specialty Mortgage, No. 07-1026, a First Circuit opinion that the blog calls “the height of appellate nerdery.” The court ruled that a premature notice of appeal became effective, and bestowed appellate jurisdiction, after the district court denied a motion to vacate what sounds like a conditional dismissal order.