The Plaintiff is lying about what happened and she won both times. I want to appeal that judgment because the judge did not take the time to review the evidence properly. The first hearing was in small claims court. The second hearing was in Civil court. Can I appeal the trial de novo judgment that was heard in civil court?
"Can I appeal the trial de novo judgment that was heard in civil court?" -- No. You are done.
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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.
No, after your trial de novo there is no further appeal from small claims court.
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Unfortunately you had two shots to cross examine the evidence. Two shots is all you get.
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