In commercial law, litigation may result in a final order or non-final order. A final order usually only occurs after a case is resolved in court. Usually, you have 30 days to make a commercial appeal if you disagree with the court’s decision.
Non-final orders are orders made prior to the final order or alongside the final order. These also have to be appealed within 30 days, though there are some forms that will not be appealable.
If you want to appeal a decision that was made, you only have a short time to do so. You should talk to your attorney about reviewing the case, so you can decide if an appeal is right for you. You’ll want to go over questions such as:
- Is the outcome based on the facts of the case?
- Was there misconduct that influenced the final decision made by the court?
- Have you found new information that would help you change the mind of the judge?
- Did the judge in the case act appropriately and within the rules of law?
- Do you feel that all the facts of the case were conveyed to the court accurately?
If you believe the outcome was not based on the evidence submitted to the court, for example, you may want to appeal to get a new trial. Similarly, if you find out that there was misconduct, such as evidence concealed by the opposing party, then you may want to appeal based on evidence of that misconduct.
Filing an appeal could be reasonable based on your circumstances
It may be reasonable to make an appeal if you believe that the judge misinterpreted the law or the instructions given to a jury were ignored or incorrect. In most cases, Florida requires you to make your appeal within 30 days, so you’ll need to get started on your case immediately. You have 30 days from the rendition of the final order, which is the date and time at which the signed, written order is filed with the clerk of the court. Acting quickly can help protect your right to an appeal.