A "valid" motion for reconsideration can extend the time to appeal, which is what I presume you are asking. I am attaching links for you to look at. However, because the motion has to be valid, you are wise to get a consultation with an appellate attorney who can advise you once they know the facts and have seen the motion papers. An appeal is forever lost if filed too late, so your best bet is to discuss the facts with an appellate attorney, give him or her all of the papers and let them advise you accordingly. A general answer, without knowing the exact facts here and without knowing whether the motion is "valid," will not help you in your case. Consult an appellate attorney. Good luck to you.
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A valid motion for reconsideration will extend your time to file a notice of appeal, and it might be a way to raise or perfect an issue for the appeal. You question is too general to answer with any further specificity.
Equally important, however is that you may well be wrong in assuming that the decision can now be appealed. Most orders resulting from motions are not appealable, although there are dozens of exceptions to that rule. If not appealable now, you might be able to file a Petition for Writ of Mandamus or, await final judgment and appeal the order at that time if the issue is still material to the case.
All of which goes to show how complex appeals can be, and why the State Bar certifies qualified attorneys as appellate law specialists. For more information about appeals, see www.OrangeCountyAppeals.com
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