If the parties to an appeal or other proceeding execute and file with the clerk of the appellate courts a stipulation that the proceedings be dismissed, the matter may be dismissed upon the approval of the appellate court.
The respondent may serve and file a motion for judgment of affirmance or dismissal if the appellant fails or neglects to serve and file its brief and addendum as required by these rules. If the appellant is in default for 30 days and the respondent has not made a motion under this rule, the appellate court shall order the appeal dismissed without notice, subject to a motion to reinstate the appeal. In support of the motion, the appellant must show good cause for failure to comply with the rules governing the service and filing of briefs, that the appeal is meritorious and that reinstatement would not substantially prejudice the respondent's rights.
(Amended effective for appeals taken on or after January 1, 1992; amended effective July 1, 2014.)
If the respondent fails or neglects to serve and file its brief, the case shall be determined on the merits. If a defaulting respondent has filed a notice of related appeal pursuant to Rule 103.02, subdivision 2, the party opposing the related appeal may serve and file a motion for affirmance of the judgment or order specified in the notice of related appeal or for a dismissal of the respondent's related appeal proceedings, subject to a motion to reinstate the related appeal proceedings in accordance with the criteria specified in Rule 142.02.
If the appellant fails or neglects to serve and file its brief in response to a respondent/cross appellant's brief in support of a cross-appeal, the case shall be determined on the merits as to those issues raised by the cross-appeal.
(Amended effective for appeals taken on or after January 1, 1992; amended effective January 1, 2010.)