The prevailing party on appeal may assess costs incurred during the appeal against the losing party. If the Court affirms and reverses in part, modifies or vacates a judgment, costs are assessed only as the Court may order. If the United States is a party, costs will be assessed only if authorized by law. See
Costs may be assessed for no more than the actual number of paper copies of the briefs and
appendices filed with the Court under LRs 30.1 and 31.1. Costs may also be assessed for no more than 1
paper copy of each brief and appendix the prevailing party has served on the losing party. If the losing party
has consented to electronic service, the prevailing party must provide proof, such as a certificate of service,
that paper copies were actually served.
Costs are taxed at the following rates, or the actual cost, whichever is less, for reproduction of briefs
• Reproduction per page: $0.20
• Covers: $125.00
• Binding per copy: $5.00
No other costs for briefs and appendices (e.g., costs for electronic filing, serving parties, electronic file
production and review, paralegal time, preparation of tables and footnotes) are permitted.
The Bill of Costs, verified, must be filed within 14 days after the entry of judgment. An original plus one copy must be filed with the Court. The bill also must be served on all parties.
Identify the number of copies that comprise the printer’s unit. Include the printer’s bills, which must state the minimum charge per printer’s unit for a page, a cover, foot lines by the line, and an index and table of cases by the page. Indicate only the number of necessary copies. State actual costs at rates not higher than those generally charged for printing services in New York, NY; excessive charges are subject to reduction.
The Bill of Costs form is available on the
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