RAP 14.4: COST BILL

(a) Generally. Except as provided in sections (b) and (c), a party seeking costs on review must file a cost bill with the appellate court and serve a copy of the cost bill on all parties within 10 days after the filing of an appellate court decision terminating review. If a party seeks costs for an expense incurred after the time to file a cost bill has expired, that party must serve on all parties and file a supplemental cost bill with the appellate court within 10 days after the expense was incurred. If a decision terminating review is modified to the extent that a different party is entitled to costs, the party seeking costs must file a cost bill with the appellate court and serve a copy of the cost bill on all parties within 10 days after the filing of the decision which modifies the original decision terminating review.

(b) When Costs Abide Final Result and There Is no Second Review. If the costs on review are to abide the final determination in the trial court and that final determination is not reviewed by the appellate court, a party seeking costs must, within 30 days after the time to seek review of the trial court decision has expired, file with the appellate court and serve on each party: (1) a cost bill for costs on review, or if a cost bill was filed for the earlier review, a copy of the cost bill previously filed in the appellate court, (2) a copy of the final determination of the trial court, and (3) an affidavit stating that a notice of appeal or notice for discretionary review of the decision finally determining the case has not been filed.

(c) When Costs Abide Final Result and There Is a Second Review. If the costs on review are to abide the final determination of the case by the trial court and that final determination is reviewed by the appellate court, the costs of the earlier review will be taxed at the same time the costs of the later review are taxed. A party seeking costs of the earlier review must file (1) a cost bill for costs on the earlier review or, if a cost bill was filed for the earlier review, a copy of the cost bill for the earlier review, and (2) a cost bill for the later review.

References

Form 10, Cost Bill; Rule 12.5, Mandate.