Should I Appeal? What is the Standard the Court Applies?

Whenever a judge rules in a way that someone finds unexpected or believes is simply an error, the natural thought is to file an appeal or writ of mandamus, depending on the effect of the ruling.  Before doing this, however, it is a good idea to understand the standard that an appellate court will apply.  Will they review all facts again or not?  Is the adverse ruling a pure question of law?  To appreciate this vital first step, click on the following link.

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