Say my car accident arbitration was done yesterday, does the 30 days to appeal starts as of yesterday or today? What if the 30th day ends on a saturday? How likely is it for the other party to appeal after the 20th day??
Personal Injury Lawyer
Appeal deadlines usually do not count the date of the decision, so your deadline starts running today, 2/1/13. If the 30th day ends on a Saturday then the next business day will be considered the 30th day. In your case it would be that Monday.
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Real Estate Attorney
Appeal of a non-binding arbitration has to be made within 30 days of the award. The day of the award does not count. See New Jersey Court Rule 4:21A-6(b)(1). (link below).
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Car / Auto Accident Lawyer
It should not start the day of the decision but instead on the next business day.
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Although every case varies, the overwhelming majority of cases are appealed by the defense. The fact that they have not appealed it by the 20th day does not change the chances.
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