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My case was originally dismissed on May 28, 2010 - without prejudice because I failed to file a correct Certificate of Review. I am pro se. I filed a motion with the district court to reopen the case. I contacted the Judge who personally told me that the March 2, 2011 date was the date to go by in filing an appeal. Now, the appeals court states that I need to show cause, if any, in writing within 14 days, why this appeal should not be dismissed with prejudice for failure to file a timely appeal. I would like to know how to address this so I do not lose this medical malpractice case. Can I file a motion to dismiss this case before the appellate court and refile in the district court again? I also need statutes or case law. I thought I was timely.
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