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

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Appealing How the Law Was Applied

Your appeal is going to be limited to very technical questions that have to do with interpretation of statutes, cases, and court rules. This is where people start snarling about winning or losing on a technicality. The details of how the law was interpreted and applied are critically important. The technicalities are what keep our system fair for everybody, even if that means that every now and then an individual case’s outcome seems unfair.
The process of appealing how the law was applied starts with getting a copy of the transcript of the trial. This can be expensive, especially if the trial was long. You’ll pay the court reporter a per-page fee for each page of the transcript, and you might also pay a base ...

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