CE Design, Ltd. v. Cy’s Crab House North, Inc.

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Civil Court
Appellate Jurisdiction
Case Number: 
No. 11-3731
Decision Date: 
September 30, 2013
Federal District: 
N.D. Ill., E. Div.
Appeal dismissed
Ct. of Appeals lacked jurisdiction to consider appeal of insurance company/prospective intervenor, which sought intervention for purpose of undoing settlement that its insured made with plaintiff-class in action alleging violation of Telephone Consumer Protection Act. While insurance company filed timely notice of appeal of order denying its intervention motion, portion of its notice of appeal that challenged propriety of settlement order was untimely as it was filed more than 30 days after entry of said order. Moreover, Ct. of Appeals lacked jurisdiction over portion of appeal that challenged intervention order, because Ct. of Appeals could not provide insurance company with any meaningful relief with respect to settlement order, even if intervention order was reversed.