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Merced, CA |

I was awarded a small claims judgment. The defendant was present and is a corporation.
I was told that because they are a corporation they had 60 days instead of the normal 30 days to appeal? is that correct?

Attorney Answers 4

  1. Best answer

    Whoever told you that was confused. Defendants, including both corporations and natural persons, have 30 days after the clerk mails the notice of entry of judgment to appeal.

  2. I think your advice was misunderstood. Corporations are not given extra time to appeal in small claims cases.

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  3. I've never heard of such a rule. (Whoever told you that must have gotten their numbers mixed-up or something.)

  4. No, this is not correct. Both individuals, corporations and all other entitities have 30 days to appeal.