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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Lawsuits by Victoria E. Green

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Deciding Whether to Appeal

If you’re happy with the outcome of the trial, or at least willing to live with it, there’s no reason to go to the expense and trouble of appealing the decision. However, if you believe that some major errors caused you to lose something important, you may want to consider appealing.
Your attorney has been preparing for the possibility of an appeal throughout the trial, even if it’s not obvious that she’s doing so. When she makes sure all the evidence possible is offered to the court, objects when she thinks a mistake has been made, and makes requests of the court in the form of motions to have something done or not done, she’s making a record, which will be used as the basis for appeal.
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