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What Can Be Done If I Do Not Agree With The Judgment?

If you do not agree with the judgment, you may file the following:

Motion or Notice Type Description
Motion to Vacate Motion for an order by the court to void entry of default judgment.
Motion for a New Trial Motion made after a Notice of Intention to Move for New Trial is filed with the clerk and served on the adverse party. The hearing date must be within 60 days from the date of entry of judgment.
Notice of Appeal An appeal is not a re-trial. New testimony and exhibits are not allowed. An appeal should not be made simply because a party thinks that they should have been believed or their opponent disbelieved. It is beyond the scope of the appellate court to re-decide a case by re-weighing the existing evidence.
Filing a Notice of Appeal does not stop the enforcement of a judgment. A plaintiff who has obtained a judgment may attempt to collect money or remove a tenant even though an appeal is filed.
The rules governing the appeals process are contained in the California Rules of Court beginning with rule 8.1. These rules should be read and followed exactly.
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