Arlington Heights, IL asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Criminal Law for Illinois

Q: If I lose appeal on monetary judgement will I have to pay twice as much or the original amount of judgement

I lost a court case and ordered by the judge to pay back the legal fees of the plaintiff for $20,000. I want to appeal my case. If I appeal and lose will I have to pay twice as much as the original judgement- $40,000? Or would I still pay the $20,000 of the original judgement? Will I have to pay the plaintiff's legal fees if they fight my appeal and I lose?

1 Lawyer Answer
Charles William Michaels
Charles William Michaels
  • Appeals & Appellate Lawyer
  • Baltimore, MD

A: First, I am not an Illinois lawyer. That being said, if you lose your appeal, I would think you would have to pay the original judgment PLUS interest at the legal rate. I don't think you are required to pay the opposite party's legal fees incurred on appeal.

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