Retractions No Favor

Recantations are frowned upon by the courts. A recantation of a testimony is exceedingly unreliable, for there is always the probability that such recantation may later on be itself repudiated. Courts look with disfavor upon retractions, because they can easily be obtained from witnesses through intimidation or for monetary consideration. A retraction does not necessarily… Continue reading Retractions No Favor

Time a Party May File a Motion For New Trial

Within what time may a party file a motion for new trial? A party may file a motion for new trial at any time after the appeal from the lower court has been perfected and before the Court of Appeals loses jurisdiction over the case. (Rule 53, Rules of Court, Section 1)