When an appellate court issues a ruling, it should send out notice to both sides. If the parties are represented, notice will be sent to the attorneys. If either side is unrepresented, then notice will be sent directly to the party. And, of course, the party (or the attorney of the party) must keep the appellate court notified of the correct address for purposes of service of any notice.
As a note, this issue may be of little concern. If you were not filing any further appeals, then when or how you received the ruling would not matter. However, if you did intend to file further appeals, then you might need to point out the oversight in order to comply with any time limitations.
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I did not get notified of the reversal until after it had mandated. I would have appealed if I had known of the ruling. Does this give me grounds for appeal now?
Yes, if you were not properly served with notice of the decision, then you could use that as an appellate issue.
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