Effective March 1, 2012 in accordance with MCL 418.861a (6) and (7) and Rules 4 and 6 the following policy will be strictly adhered to:
Parties must file a Claim for Review (clearly labeled "cross" at the top of the Form WC-262) not later than 30 days after the appellant's brief is received. The cross-appellant's brief is due 30 days after the appellant's brief is received. EXTENSIONS FOR FILING BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF CROSS-APPEAL WILL NO LONGER BE GRANTED. A party filing a cross appeal shall attach an affidavit stating the date on which the appellant's brief was received. A reply, while optional, to the cross appeal is due 30 days after the cross-appellant's brief is filed. Cross appeals are derivative; if the appeal is withdrawn or dismissed, the cross appeal is extinguished.
Delayed cross appeals will not be accepted. An extension of time in which to file a reply brief does not extend the time in which to file a cross appeal.