My uncle is going through a appeal and that shows what does it mean
Generally for an appeal it means that the judgment entered in court stands. The person who filed the appeal lost the appeal if they were trying to reverse or change the lower court!s decision.
It generally means the court denied the appeal, and affirmed the trial court ruling.
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It means that one party to the lawsuit disagrees with an order or judgment that the trial court entered and has asked a higher court to review the ruling.
If your uncle was the Appellant (the party who lost below and started the appeal), "affirmed" means he lost. If he was the other party, the Appellee, he won. The Mandate is the document that advises the trial court that the appeal is over and that the appellate court no longer has jurisdiction over the case.
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