If I wasn’t given notice of my court date and summary judgment was issued, do I have grounds for appeal?

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If I wasn’t given notice of my court date and summary judgment was issued, do I have grounds for appeal?

Asked on June 6, 2015 under Malpractice Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, failure to receive notice of a court date would generally provide grounds for an appeal as a error by the court (not sending you the court date) which had a material (significant) impact on the outcome of the case; this is especially so given the strong preference in the legal system for giving litigants their day in court.


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