What orders can be appealed?

Typically, a person must wait until the final judgment or a final order in the case is entered before he or she can appeal. In many situations, the appeal is lodged after a judgment is entered in a case. However, there are other times when a case may be appealed and an order be considered “final.” For example, a party may be able to appeal a decision after a motion to dismiss or motion for summary judgment is granted. These types of motions can result in the end of the case, so a party wishing to continue the case and who believes the motion was granted in error may choose to appeal the decision.