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Civil Practice Laws & Rules 5527
CPLR 5527: Statement in lieu of record on appeal

CPLR 5527
Statement in lieu of record on appeal

When the questions presented by an appeal can be determined without an examination of all the pleadings and proceedings, the parties may prepare and sign a statement showing how the questions arose and were decided in the court from which the appeal is taken and setting forth only so much of the facts averred and proved or sought to be proved as are necessary to a decision of the questions. The statement may also include portions of the transcript of the proceedings and other relevant matter. It shall include a copy of the judgment or order appealed from, the notice of appeal and a statement of the issues to be determined. Within twenty days after the appellant has taken his appeal, the statement shall be presented to the court from which the appeal is taken for approval as the record on appeal. The court may make corrections or additions necessary to present fully the questions raised by the appeal. The approved statement shall be printed as a joint appendix.

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