Argued: December 5, 2018
from the United States District Court for the Eastern
District of Michigan at Detroit. Nos. 2:08-cv-13845;
2:15-cv-13469-Avern Cohn, District Judge.
V. Hubbard, DREW, COOPER & ANDING, P.C., Grand Rapids,
Michigan, for Appellants.
W. Ducayet, SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP, Chicago, Illinois, for
V. Hubbard, John E. Anding, DREW, COOPER & ANDING, P.C.,
Grand Rapids, Michigan, for Appellants.
W. Ducayet, Kendra L. Stead, SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP, Chicago,
Illinois, for Appellee.
Before: DONALD, LARSEN, and NALBANDIAN, Circuit Judges.
NALBANDIAN, Circuit Judge.
appeal is not the first time we have seen Larry Winget and
JPMorgan Chase. Nor will it likely be the last. Winget's
appeal du jour follows the district court's award of
interim attorneys' fees to Chase. But because this order
is not a "final decision" under 28 U.S.C. §
1291, we lack jurisdiction and therefore dismiss Winget's
not revisit each "chapter in [this] longstanding dispute
between the parties." JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. v.
Winget, 602 Fed.Appx. 246, 248 (6th Cir. 2015)
("Winget I"). Suffice it to say, Chase
sued Winget "to recover millions of dollars owed to it
under a credit agreement between Chase and entities owned and
operated by [Winget]." JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. v.
Winget, 678 Fed.Appx. 355, 356 (6th Cir. 2017)
("Winget II"). We decided the merits of
the dispute and awarded Chase over $425 million. But there
was a catch. While Winget's personal trust was on the
hook for the full amount, Winget himself-protected by a
limitation in his personal guaranty-owed Chase only $50
million (which he has since paid). Winget I, 602
Fed.Appx. at 258-59.
parties then litigated attorneys' fees-and whether Winget
was personally liable for Chase's $12.6 million in fees
and expenses. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. v. Winget,
704 Fed.Appx. 410, 413-14 (6th Cir. 2017) ("Winget
III"). Chase won again. Id. at 414-16. And
we explained in that appeal that despite Winget's limited
personal guaranty, he "is still liable for Chase's
costs and expenses associated with collection of the
Guaranteed Obligation." Id. at 418. The
district court then entered a final ...