The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit’s decision toward the end of last year in Groves v. United States, 941 F.3d 315 (7th Cir. 2019), is quite unusual. It repudiates a longstanding Seventh Circuit precedent regarding the timeliness of interlocutory appeals sought under 28 U.S.C. Section 1292(b). It disagrees with the unanimous case law on the subject from nine other circuits. And it does so even though neither party argued for that result.
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