Civil Appeals

Civil Appeals Attorneys in Boise

Does the Outcome of Your Trial in Idaho or American Samoa Deserve Scrutiny?

Many people are familiar with the fact that their civil lawsuit doesn’t have to end with the trial court’s decision. Special to civil matters – including those regarding business – either the defendant or the plaintiff can file an appeal to have the trial and its results examined by an appellate court. Either party may be concerned with the overall outcome of the trial, as well as determinations regarding their liability or damages won and/or ordered.

What most people may not know upfront is that an appeal isn’t a new trial but is instead entirely limited to scrutinizing how a trial was conducted. Mooney Wieland’s attorneys are skilled civil appeals attorneys in Boise who can help clients throughout Idaho and American Samoa from their overseas offices. We are excellent legal orators, writers, and researchers, which are all crucial to be when it comes to persuading an appellate court that something happened that shouldn’t have, and affected the result of your trial as an outcome

Why You Should Appeal the Result of a Civil Trial

In civil matters, both the plaintiff and defendant can appeal to seek relief from a trial court decision that did not work out in their favor. An appeal, however, must be based on more than a mere disagreement with the outcome.

More often than not, a civil appeal requires the appealing party to demonstrate that something went wrong during their trial that affected the outcome. This could have been a mistake on the judge’s behalf when it came to running proceedings, interpreting law, or permitting/excluding evidence. When something such as any of these has occurred, it may be in your best interest to consider working with one of our civil appeals attorneys in Boise, Idaho and American Samoa.

For plaintiffs, an appeal can mean suing to:

  • Receive monetary damages not previously awarded
  • Receive an increase in monetary damages not previously awarded
  • Receive ownership over property disputed in the lower court
  • Demand a defendant follow through with a contract
  • Demand a defendant discontinue certain actions or behaviors
  • Get a new trial to decide the matter

Conversely, defendants can appeal when they receive judgments like those above that go against their interests. If similar irregularities in their trial directly contributed to its outcome, filing an appeal can be an effective means of seeking relief.

Your Time to File an Appeal is Limited

When your civil trial ends, there isn’t much time to decide whether or not to file an appeal. Typically, you must file a notice of appeal within 180 days (about six months) that informs the court that you intend to appeal its decision.

How long or short of a window you will have ultimately comes down to how much time you have on your hands as a business owner, but chances are you have many other important matters concerning you than your legal situation.

Mooney Wieland can make the process of filing an appeal as painless and convenient as possible by handling the process for you. By working with our civil appeals attorneys in Boise, Idaho and American Sama, you can rest assured that we won’t let important deadlines pass by without taking action in your best interests.