Q: my question is this.my case has been pending in the appellate court for more than three years and it is still pending.
I want to know what is the statute of limitations for a civil case before they must render a decision in the case. and what can I do to expedite the matter
It is unusual for a case to be pending in the Appellate Court for this amount of time. If it is a complicated case there may be a reason for this. However, you may want to call the Appellate Court Clerk's office to inquire about the status to ensure that an order was not entered; it is possible that an order was entered and you did not receive it. If the case is still pending and there has been no action on the case for a significant amount of time you could consider filing a filing a motion with the Appellate Court requesting an Order be entered. More details would be necessary to determine the appropriate path forward and you should consider consulting with an attorney.
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