Your client lost in the trial court. Should you appeal? A key basis for appeal is that the trial court’s ruling on a question of fact was erroneous. Here’s how to go about identifying a factual determination that might form the basis of an appeal.
Petitions for rehearing are rarely granted, and even when granted, the court of appeal seldom changes the result and issues a new opinion. Then why file one? Because it may be the longshot that is successful, and in any event, it may be a necessary prerequisite to filing a petition for review in the California Supreme Court. Here are the basics on filing a petition for rehearing.