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Can a stay pending appeal help you?

If you have been involved in a Nevada court case that resulted in a judgment against you, appealing the decision right away may not be enough to prevent you from the financial cost the outcome requires. According to the Nevada statutes, you may be able to file a motion for a stay pending your appeal.

How do the standards of review affect appeals?

You lost your case in a U.S. District Court in Nevada, but that does not necessarily mean it is time to give up. The appellate court system is set up to ensure that federal law has been followed. If any errors were made during your trial, you may have another chance at a fair outcome. The results generally depend heavily on what standard of review applies to your appeal.

The differences between trials and appeals

When you decide to file a lawsuit in Nevada, you may have some idea of what to expect. However, if you need to take it to the next step with an appeal, it may not be clear how that process differs from the trial. We at the Aldrich Law Firm, Ltd., have helped many clients through cases in the lower courts, and provided guidance through the appellate system, as well.

The role of the Nevada Supreme Court

Each state has its own court system that operates according to state laws as well as federal, and within certain limits, these may be unique. Nevada is no different in imposing its own rules and regulations, particularly when it comes to appeals. In fact, according to the Las Vegas Sun, the Nevada Court of Appeals uses a model similar to only three other states.

Working through the appeal process

For many people, disputes and legal issues in the courtroom can generate anxiety. Unfortunately, people do not always secure an outcome in their favor, some of whom may believe that a decision was unjust. If you are going through this on a personal level, the Aldrich Law Firm knows how pivotal it is for you to understand your rights and the most sensible direction forward. In Las Vegas, and in cities across the entire state of Nevada, people have been able to reverse unfair and unfavorable court decisions by working through the appeal process properly.

Appellate court decisions and what they mean

If you and another party have a dispute over a business contract, you may have felt sure that the judge in the district court would see the evidence and rule in your favor. However, even if he or she finds that the other party did not breach the contract, you may be able to file an appeal. At the Aldrich Law Firm, Ltd., our team regularly assists clients through the appellate court system.

What is discovery?

The word “justice” may call to mind the concepts of fairness and lawfulness, and when you file a lawsuit in Nevada, you should expect the court to uphold them. The American Bar Association explains that one of the processes in civil litigation, discovery, includes rules for making sure you and the other party each have the opportunity to address every issue in the case so that the outcome is fair.

Appealing an eviction order

Being evicted from your home in Nevada can be a traumatic experience, but even after you have unsuccessfully filed a motion to cancel the eviction order, you may have options. There are many post-trial strategies that may result in a reversed outcome and allow you to stay in the house. Our team at the Aldrich Law Firm, Ltd., has offered legal advice and represented many people who are seeking resolution for landlord-tenant issues.

When judges make mistakes

Taking someone to court over an injury you sustained on his or her Las Vegas property could result in compensation for the costs of your medical care, pain and suffering, and other damages. However, there is no guarantee that the judge will see things your way. At the Aldrich Law Firm, Ltd., we have helped many people successfully appeal premises liability decisions after an incorrect judgment.

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