Small Claims Appeals
Who should file in Small Claims Court? A “small claim” is for monetary disputes that involve money lost for which you are willing to accept a maximum compensation of $7,500.00; businesses may sue for up to $5,000.00. Attorneys are not allowed to represent parties in small claims court. However, attorneys are allowed and often hired to represent parties in a small claims appeal.
What are your rights to appeal a small claims decision? If you disagree with the decision made by a small claims court judge you may appeal for a review of the decision. From the date the clerk has mailed the Notice of Entry of Judgment, a party has 30 days to file the notice of appeal. All appeals from Small Claims Court are reviewed de novo, which means that a new trial is conducted where each party has the opportunity to present his or her case before a judge.
Before handling a small claims appeal, you should consider hiring an attorney to represent you. The Rizzo Law Firm represents parties in proceedings for a small claims appeal. Kristin Rizzo, Esq. has successfully negotiated settlements post-small claims decisions, and has successfully advocated for clients at the trial de novo stage, receiving judgments in her clients favor. If you are facing the possibility of a small claims appeal, call The Rizzo Law Firm for assistance.
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