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Trial court’s authority to dismiss an appeal for failure to pay costs

Last month, the Louisiana Fifth Circuit rendered a judgment reversing a trial court’s dismissal of an appeal because of the appellant’s failure to pay the appeal costs timely. In re Medical Reviiew Panel for Singleton, 22-CA-285 (La. App. 5 Cir. 3/1/23), — So. 3d —. It includes an informative discussion of purpose and proper use of the trial court’s authority under La. Code Civ. P. art. 2126(E) to dismiss an appeal for failure to pay costs, drawn from Reed v. Columbia/HCA Info. Serv., Inc., 99-1315 (La. App. 5 Cir. 4/25/00), 761 So. 2d 625.

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