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May 29, 2013

MSC directs the COA to treat appeal as timely filed to remedy counsel's error

After counsel took sole responsibility for the delay in filing the criminal defendant's appeal, the MSC in People v. Brown ordered the COA to reinstate the criminal defendant's appeal. The court explained that the error had deprived the criminal defendant of his constitutional right to effective assistance of counsel. The court also imposed costs against the attorney alone, in the amount of $250.

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