I was sued in small claims court and lost. I filed an appeal trial de novo and lost. Can I appeal the trial de novo judgment?
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Unfortunately you had two shots to cross examine the evidence. Two shots is all you get.
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No, after your trial de novo there is no further appeal from small claims court.
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Can you appeal to a higher court that reviews the decisions of the civil court? yes there is a way to do so and it is exact and expensive. Is it worth your while? I cannot judge that.
Make sure to file your notice of appeal within 30 days of the judgment and be prepared to deal with the record (not much here; but includes a transcript of the trail) and writing the appeals brief.
Or retain counsel and pay more than the case is probably worth.
"Can I appeal the trial de novo judgment that was heard in civil court?" -- No. You are done.
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