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Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure - Rule 62(d)

"(d) Stay upon appeal. When an appeal is taken the appellant by giving a supersedeas bond may obtain a stay subject to the exceptions contained in subdivision (a) of this rule. The bond may be given at or after the time of filing the notice of appeal or of procuring the order allowing the appeal, as the case may be. The stay is effective when the supersedeas bond is approved by the court. "


Alabama Code Title 6. Civil Practice § 6-12-4

"(a) In civil litigation under any legal theory involving a signatory, a successor of a signatory, or an affiliate of a signatory to the tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, as defined in Section 6-12-2 , the supersedeas bond to be furnished to stay the execution of the judgment during the entire course of appellate review shall be set in accordance with applicable laws or court rules, except that the total supersedeas bond that is required of all appellants collectively shall not exceed one hundred twenty-five million dollars ($125,000,000), regardless of the amount of the judgment.

(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a), if an appellee proves by a preponderance of the evidence that an appellant is dissipating assets outside the ordinary course of business to avoid payment of a judgment, a court may require the appellant to post a supersedeas bond in an amount up to the total amount of the judgment.

(c) This section shall apply to all actions pending or filed on or before February 24, 2006, and to all actions filed after February 24, 2006."

Alaska Rules of Court - Rules of  Appellate Procedure - Rule 204(d) Supersedeas Bond

"(d) Supersedeas Bond. Whenever in a civil case an appellant entitled thereto desires a stay on appeal, the appellant may present to the superior court for its approval a supersedeas bond which shall have such surety or sureties as the court requires. The bond shall be conditioned for the satisfaction of the judgment in full, together with costs and interest, if for any reason the appeal is dismissed or if the judgment is affirmed, and to satisfy in full such modification of the judgment and such costs and interest as the supreme court may adjudge and award. When the judgment is for the recovery of money not otherwise secured, the amount of the bond shall be fixed at such sum as will cover the whole amount of the judgment remaining unsatisfied, costs on the appeal, and interest, unless the superior court, after notice and hearing and for good cause shown, fixes a different amount or orders security other than the bond. [...]"


As of 2019, this state does not have a cap on the bond amount required.

Arizona Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure (ARCAP), Rule 7. Stay of Proceedings to Enforce a Judgment

“(a) Supersedeas Bonds and Other Security.

(1) Generally; Exceptions.

(A) A supersedeas bond is a bond filed in the superior court, as provided by this Rule and by applicable statutes, which stays enforcement of, or execution on, a judgment so that an appeal may be pursued. As used in this Rule, the term “bond” or “supersedeas bond” also includes other types of security as ordered by the superior court in lieu of a supersedeas bond. A party may file a supersedeas bond before or after filing a notice of appeal.

(B) A party may not obtain a supersedeas bond to stay an award of custody of children or the payment of spousal maintenance or child support.

(C) A judgment against the State, or an agency or a political subdivision of the State, is stayed as provided by Rule 62(g) of the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure.

(2) Setting the Bond by Stipulation or Motion; Stay; Other Orders. The amount of the bond may be determined by stipulation or motion. Filing a motion in the superior court for a supersedeas bond under this Rule temporarily stays enforcement of, or execution on, the judgment, with the same effect as described in Rule 7(b), until the superior court has either denied the motion or set the bond amount and provided appropriate time for posting the bond. However, until a bond is posted, a party may record a judgment. Unless the motion is uncontested, on request of any party, the superior court must hold a hearing on a motion to set bond. The superior court may enter any further order, in lieu of or in addition to the bond, which may be appropriate to preserve the status quo or the effectiveness of the judgment.

(3) Setting the Amount of the Bond Ex Parte. The superior court may determine the amount of the bond ex parte if the requesting party submits a motion with an affidavit:

(A) stating that the party has made a good faith attempt to obtain a stipulation from the other parties; and

(B) describing the party's efforts, if any, to give notice, or the reasons why it is not feasible under the circumstances to give the other parties an opportunity to be heard before the setting of bond.

(4) Amount of the Bond--Monetary Judgment. Except for family court judgments governed by Rule 7(a)(7), and subject to Rule 7(a)(9), if the judgment includes a monetary award, the amount of the bond relating to the monetary award must be the lowest of the following:

(A) the total amount of damages, costs, attorney's fees, and prejudgment interest included in the judgment when entered, excluding punitive damages;

(B) fifty percent of the net worth of the party seeking the stay; or

(C) twenty-five million dollars.

The party requesting the stay must prove net worth by a preponderance of the evidence.[…]”


A.R.S. 12-2108. Preservation of right to appeal judgment without execution

“A. If a plaintiff in any civil action obtains a judgment under any legal theory, the amount of the bond that is necessary to stay execution during the course of all appeals or discretionary reviews of that judgment by any appellate court shall be set as the lesser of the following:

  1. The total amount of damages awarded excluding punitive damages.
  2. Fifty percent of the appellant's net worth.
  3. Twenty-five million dollars.

B. Notwithstanding subsection A, if an appellee proves by clear and convincing evidence that an appellant is intentionally dissipating assets outside the ordinary course of business to avoid payment of a judgment, the court may require the appellant to post a bond in an amount up to the full amount of the judgment.

C. Notwithstanding subsection A, if an appellant proves by clear and convincing evidence that the appellant is likely to suffer substantial economic harm if required to post bond in an amount required under subsection A, the trial court may lower the bond amount to an amount that will not cause the appellant substantial economic harm.”

Arkansas Rules of Appellate Procedure—Civil - Rule 8 Stay Pending Appeal

(a) Supersedeas defined; necessity. A supersedeas is a written order commanding appellee to stay proceedings on the judgment, decree or order being appealed from and is necessary to stay such proceedings.

(b) [...]

(c) Supersedeas bond. (1) Whenever an appellant entitled thereto desires a stay on appeal, he shall present to the court for its approval a supersedeas bond which shall have such surety or sureties as the court requires. The bond shall be to the effect that appellant shall pay to appellee all costs and damages that shall be affirmed against appellant on appeal; or if appellant fails to prosecute the appeal to a final conclusion, or if such appeal shall for any cause be dismissed, that appellant shall satisfy and perform the judgment, decree or order of the circuit court. However, the maximum bond that may be required in any civil action under any legal theory shall be limited to twenty-five million dollars ($25,000,000), regardless of the amount of the judgment.[...]"