Omitting Costs Did Not Affect Judgment Finality

By October 14, 2007March 8th, 2019Jurisdiction, Opinions & Judgments

In Saudi Refining, Inc. v. Combs, the Third Court of Appeals has held that it lacked jurisdiction to decide an appeal from a summary judgment signed in 2003.  In an opinion authored by Chief Justice W. Kenneth Law (pictured), the court rejected an argument that the omission of costs sought by the defendants was sufficient to render an otherwise final judgment interlocutory.  The court thus dismissed the appeal for want of jurisdiction.