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Types of Reviews of Trial Court Decisions – Motions for Post-Trial Relief in the District Court

Types of Reviews of Trial Court Decisions – Motions for Post-Trial Relief in the District Court

While not an “appeal,” a party may ask a trial court for post-trial relief.  Under C.R.C.P. 59, a motion for post-trial relief may be filed within 14 days of entry of an order, on certain limited basis, including error in law.  Under C.R.C.P. 60, a motion for relief from judgment or order may be filed at any time to correct clerical mistakes in the court’s orders.  Further, a motion for relief of judgment under C.R.C.P. 60 may be made on grounds including mistake, inadvertence, surprise, excusable neglect, fraud, or misrepresentation or other misconduct of an adverse party, or “any other reason justifying relief from the operation of the judgment,” within 6 months of the entry of the judgment or order.