Generally not. You need to post a bond to secure the judgment you are appealing from. This cannot be waived.
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First, your appeal has to be timely. This is extremely important.
Second, you can appeal here in California without a surety bond, but the winning party can levy on the judgment while the appeal is pending.
You need to talk with a lawyer, as appeal procedure is very confusing.
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I agree with Mr. Jacobson. Generally, you are required to post a bond if you want to get a stay of execution of judgment. If you do not apply to get a stay of execution of judgment pending appeal, you may not need to post the bond. In that case, the plaintiff will be free to attempt collection against you despite the appeal. However, there are exceptions to these rules, and in some circumstances, the appellant may also be able to get the bond requirement waived. The law is complex and this forum is not appropriate for such a discussion. Another issue to consider is whether you can appeal on behalf of your corporation if you do not have license to practice law. Under most circumstances you cannot. I strongly suggest consulting with a lawyer since there are strict and short deadlines for appealing. I am in San Ramon. You can call me if you want.
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You do not need to post a bond in order to appeal a judgment in California. The only purpose of the bond is to stay (freeze) enforcement of a money judgment while the appeal is proceeding; it is not a prerequisite to the actual appeal. Further, if there is a money judgment against you, there are way other than a bond to stay enforcement.
My colleague is also correct in advising that you cannot appeal on behalf of a corporation unless you are an attorney.
I recommend that you retain an appellate specialist who can assist you on the stay of execution issue as well as represent your corporation. For more information about appeals, see www.SanJoseAppeals.com.
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