A Code of Civil Procedure section 663 motion to set aside and vacate a judgment and enter another and different judgment in California is the topic of this blog post.
A Code of Civil Procedure section 663 motion to set aside and vacate a judgment and enter another and different judgment in California must be made within the same time period as a motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict or a new trial motion. See Code of Civil Procedure section 663a.
Code of Civil Procedure § 663 states that, “A judgment or decree, when based upon a decision by the court, or the special verdict of a jury, may, upon motion of the party aggrieved, be set aside and vacated by the same court, and another and different judgment entered, for either of the following causes, materially affecting the substantial rights of the party and entitling the party to a different judgment:
1. Incorrect or erroneous legal basis for the decision, not consistent with or not supported by the facts; and in such case when the judgment is set aside, the statement of decision shall be amended and corrected.
2. A judgment or decree not consistent with or not supported by the special verdict.”
A Code of Civil Procedure section 663 motion to set aside and vacate a judgment and enter another and different judgment in California is very useful in situations where it is fairly obvious that a judgment or decree is incorrect or erroneous in some way that materially affects the substantial rights of the moving party.
The California Supreme Court has stated in a published decision from over 40 years ago that a section 663 motion can be made if the court draws an incorrect legal conclusion or renders an erroneous judgment on the facts found by it to exist.
Several California Court of Appeal published decisions have stated that the procedure outlined in section 663 is designed to enable a speedy rectification of a judgment rendered upon erroneous application of the law to facts which have been found by the court or jury or which are otherwise uncontroverted.
The California Supreme Court also stated in a published decision from over 100 years ago that a section 663 motion can also be granted if the court comes to a legal conclusion that is contrary to an express statutory provision
A California Court of Appeal also stated in a published decision from over 60 years ago that a section 663 motion may be granted when the court considers a specific element to be part of a settled legal doctrine when, in fact, it is not.
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