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Q: What does vacated and remanded mean

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Charles Snyderman
Charles Snyderman
  • Wilmington, DE

A: The term "vacated" means that the Court on appeal reviewed the lower court's decision, found error, and overturned it. The term "remanded" means that the appellate court sent the case back to the lower court to decide the case again using the rulings of the appellate court as a guide.

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Timothy V. Kassouni
Timothy V. Kassouni
  • Appeals & Appellate Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: It means a reviewing court, usually a court of appeal, has determined that a trial court judgement should be vacated, or in other words, eliminated. Remand means the case will now go back to the trial court for further proceedings consistant with the reviewing court decision.

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