If an appellant or applicant fails to file the required forms, briefs, appendices, or other documents, or otherwise fails to act, under the time periods set in FRAP, the LRs, or a court order, that party will be deemed to be in default. This Court will issue an order that sets a firm dismissal date to occur if the default is not cured within a specific time frame. Once the case is dismissed, this Court will view a motion to reinstate the appeal unfavorably unless the Court finds that exceptional circumstances explain the default or that manifest injustice would otherwise result.
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