I probably lost my case - does it cost anything to file a small claim court appeal?
I looked at form SC-140 - it has some sort of Insurer or something like that - what is that.
Also the original court is located 200 miles away, can I have an appeal at my local superior court instead ? How long can each side have to show off the evidence. Since the cost of the item is only $400 - do I need a lawyer to see my case ?
Personal Injury Lawyer
Here is the link to the Santa Clara superior court website for fees. It looks like it is $75.00.
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Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney
Your appeal must be heard in the superior court where the small claims action was tried. It will not be moved to your local superior court.
You have as long to present the case as the judge allows -- and you should be as organized, efficient, and brief as possible. It is not possible to tell you if you should meet with an attorney about your case -- but keep in mind the amount of attorney's fees you will pay for the consultation.