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Business Appeals FAQ

If you come out on the losing end of a business dispute, you might think your battle over the case is over. Depending on the circumstances of the case, however, you might wish to appeal the decision. Perhaps you feel that the decision was not fairly reached, that not all evidence was considered or that your rights were violated.

At Korshak & Associates, it’s our goal that our clients are satisfied with the results of their case. Our Orlando business lawyers handle appeals for a variety of business cases, whether we were the original attorneys in the case or the matter was handled elsewhere. Our attorneys are skilled at determining if an appeal is warranted in a given case, and, if so, what the arguments will be.

We’ve compiled some questions for people or businesses that are considering appealing their case in the form of an Orlando business appeals FAQ:

What does appeal mean in law?

To appeal a judgment in a case means to challenge the ruling of the court in the event the original case was mishandled, new information has surfaced, an attorney was unqualified or other reasons.

How does the appeal process work?

If you believe you want to appeal, it is important to first obtain an appellate attorney who can review your situation. If the lawyer thinks that an appeal is warranted, a notice of appeal is filed. The appeal will be researched and written, and presented orally in front of the appellate court. There, the judge or judges will make a decision on your appeal.

How many appeals may I have?

The number of appeals is dependent on the number of courts that have a higher jurisdiction over the court where the case was originally heard. 

I don’t think my original lawyer acted appropriately. Can I hire someone else to appeal the result of my case?

Certainly. Our firm handles many appeals cases that we were not involved with originally. Alleging that an issue such as attorney misconduct has taken place can be a reason to appeal a case.

What do I need to increase my chances for a successful appeal?

In many cases, having new information or additional information on the case can increase the chances. Also, having a lawyer on your side who has handled appeals and is knowledgeable about the process can help you as well. 

Since I lost my case, we’ve uncovered more information that might have changed the outcome. Is it too late to do anything about it?

No, it’s not too late. The discovery of evidence after the original verdict has been handed down is one of many reasons that an appeal might be warranted. If evidence is overlooked, it’s crucial to still introduce it if it might impact the decision of the court.

These are but a few of the issues that can arise during business appeals. Contact our business litigation attorneys at Korshak & Associates today by calling 888-681-4389. You may also contact us by email.

 

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