Rule 7.202 Definitions

For purposes of this subchapter:

(1) “clerk” means the Court of Appeals clerk, unless otherwise stated;

(2) “date of filing” means the date of receipt of a document by a court clerk;

(3) “entry fee” means the fee required by law or, in lieu of that fee, a motion to waive fees or a copy of an order appointing an attorney;

(4) “filing” means the delivery of a document to a court clerk and the receipt and acceptance of the document by the clerk with the intent to enter it in the record of the court;

(5) “custody case” means a domestic relations case in which the custody of a minor child is an issue, an adoption case, or a case in which the family division of circuit court has entered an order terminating parental rights or an order of disposition removing a child from the child’s home;

(6) “final judgment” or “final order” means:

(a) In a civil case,

(i) the first judgment or order that disposes of all the claims and adjudicates the rights and liabilities of all the parties, including such an order entered after reversal of an earlier final judgment or order

(ii) an order designated as final under MCR 2.604(B);

(iii) in a domestic relations action, a postjudgment order affecting the custody of a minor,

(iv) a postjudgment order awarding or denying attorney fees and costs under MCR 2.403, 2.405, 2.625 or other law or court rule,

(v) an order denying governmental immunity to a governmental party, including a governmental agency, official, or employee under MCR 2.116(C)(7) or an order denying a motion for summary disposition under MCR 2.116(C)(10) based on a claim of governmental immunity;

(b) In a criminal case,

(i) an order dismissing the case;

(ii) the original sentence imposed following conviction;

(iii) a sentence imposed following the granting of a motion for resentencing;

(iv) a sentence imposed, or order entered, by the trial court following a remand from an appellate court in a prior appeal of right; or

(v) a sentence imposed following revocation of probation.