Category: Appellate Litigation

Appealing a Court Decision: What Not to Do

Many civil disputes settle before a suit is even filed. Of those cases where a lawsuit is filed and a court decision is made, only a fraction turn into appeals. This means that even sophisticated litigants and seasoned trial lawyers may have comparatively little experience in the appellate setting. Before appealing a court decision, you …

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Your Appeals Questions, Answered Part III

The trial court has entered judgment in your case. Now what? This series of articles will examine some common questions on appeals to Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court, also known as the Law Court, in civil cases. How Long Will the Appeal Process Take? This is one of the most freqåuently asked questions about appeals, and …

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Your Appeals Questions, Answered Part II

The trial court has entered judgment in your case. Now what? This series of articles will examine some common questions on appeals to Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court (or Law Court) in civil cases. How Much Time Do I Have to File an Appeal? An appeal must be filed within 21 days after the entry of …

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Your Appeals Questions, Answered

The trial court has entered judgment in your case. Now what? This series of articles will examine some common questions on appeals to Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court (or Law Court) in civil cases. What is the Law Court? Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court is the highest court in the state judicial system. Seven judged (called justices) …

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