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You would have to review the docket to confirm to what "Motion 18" refers. Based on the language you have provided it seems to refer to the motion you mention.
Under RuleXXXXXcan extend the time in which you can file a notice of appeal.http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode28a/usc_sec_28a_00000004----000-.html
That is what appears to have happened in your scenario.
You should review all of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure if you are going to be filing your own appeal.
You can review them here. http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frap
Under Rule 10 you have 14 days to comply with Rule 10 which addresses the record on appeal.http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frap/rule_10
You also need to file a docketing statement within 14 days under Rule 12.http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frap/rule_12
Rule 31 requires you to file your brief within 40 days of the record being filed.
If transcripts are being prepared and need to be filed for the appeal, typically the brief is due 40 days after those are filed. If the appellate record consists of pleadings and items already available and prepared and on file then the brief will due 40 days after that record is filed under Rule 11 with the appellate court.http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frap/rule_11
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