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Legal Memorandum: Certification of an Issue for Appeal

Issue: WHETHER A VIRGIN ISLANDS COURT’S CERTIFICATION OF AN ISSUE FOR APPEAL IS GOVERNED BY THE FAA.

Area of Law: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Procedure
Keywords: Certification of an issue for appeal; No delay
Jurisdiction: Virgin Islands
Cited Cases: None
Cited Statutes: Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(b)
Date: 11/01/2005

The policies underlying the FAA do not trump a party’s right under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to request certification of an issue when review of the issue should not be delayed and other factors exist, such as the likelihood that decisions by the reviewing court might or might not moot the issue.  Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(b); Berckeley Inv. Group, Ltd. v. Colkitt, 259 F.3d 135, 141 (3d Cir. 2001).  See Commissariat à L’Énergie Atomique v. Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corp., 293 F. Supp. 2d 430, 433 (D. Del. 2003) (Fed. R. Civ. P. 54(b) allows for appeal of a single adjudicated claim even while other claims remain pending), vacated, 395 F.3d 1315 (Fed. Cir. Jan 19, 2005).

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