A party that has prevailed in the trial court must file a cross-appeal if he or she intends to ask the Supreme Court to overturn one of the trial court’s rulings. See Miller at 8 (citing David A. Wollin, Rhode Island Appellate Procedure § 4:5, 4-11 (West 2004)). However, “‘[a] cross appeal is not necessary when the [party that has prevailed in the trial court] simply wants to defend the judgment obtained below, even if it was on grounds different from those on which the judgment was based.’” Id. (quoting Wollin § 4:5, 4-11).
(4) A CROSS-APPEAL IS NECESSARY IF A PARTY SEEKS TO OVERTURN A TRIAL COURT’S RULING.
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