Franz Wakefield v. Apple, Inc., et al
DOCKETED CAUSE AND ENTERED APPEARANCES OF COUNSEL AND PROSE APPELLANT. The schedule is set as follows: Transcript ordered by 08/16/2010. Transcript due 09/13/2010. Appellant Franz A. Wakefield opening brief due 10/25/2010. Appellee Apple, Inc., Appellee Steve Jobs and Appellee Sarah Jessica Parker answering brief due 11/24/2010. Appellant's optional reply brief is due 14 days after service of the answering brief.  (GR)
Office of the Clerk
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Post Office Box 193939
San Francisco, California 94119-3939
Molly C. Dwyer
Clerk of Court
Information for Pro Se Appellants/Petitioners
Option of Proceeding on an Informal Brief
Our records indicate that you do not have an attorney to help you with this case.
Accordingly, we have enclosed an information package and an informal brief form
for pro se appellants and petitioners. Please read them carefully.
You have the option of filing an informal brief on the attached form instead of
filing a standard brief that meets the requirements of FRAP 28 and Circuit Rules
28-1, 28-2, 28-3 and 28-4. The informal brief may make it easier for you to make
your arguments to the Court without worrying about the rules on what a brief is
supposed to look like and what it must contain. The Court will give the same
consideration to an informal brief as it will give to a standard brief that satisfies all
the rules. You should submit whatever brief is easier for you to prepare.
If you decide to file an informal brief, please answer all of the questions as clearly
and accurately as possible. You may cite statutes, legal authority, and cases to
support your argument, but this is not required. If you need more space to answer
the questions, write your answers on separate sheets of paper and attach them to
the informal brief. You should be certain that whatever you file answers all of the
questions in the informal brief.
If you decide to file a standard brief, that brief must meet all of the requirements of
FRAP 28 and Circuit Rules 28-1, 28-2, 28-3, and 28-4. This means that your
standard brief could be rejected unless it meets all of these requirements.
After you decide which type of brief to file - informal or standard - you must file
that brief by the date noted on the enclosed Time Schedule Order or your appeal
may be dismissed for failure to prosecute pursuant to Circuit Rule 42-1. See also
Even if you file an informal brief, you must comply with all other rules for
processing your appeal including, but not limited to: ordering the reporter's
transcript, see Circuit Rule 10-3.1; serving a copy of your brief on the opposing
party, see FRAP 31(a); filing the appropriate number of copies of your brief with
the Court of Appeals, see Circuit Rule 31-1; and filing an excerpt of record at the
same time that you file your opening brief, see Circuit Rule 30-1.1.1
Please type or print your responses on the informal brief.
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