What happens to a lawsuit if a law actually changes during the proceedings?

Get Legal Help Today

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption

What happens to a lawsuit if a law actually changes during the proceedings?

If a lawyer takes my case, how much of the demands can I or my lawyer craft according to what I’d like to see happen to my case?

Asked on February 25, 2012 under Business Law, California

Answers:

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Good question. If the law changes regarding a lawsuit that you are involved in before the lawsuit is adjudicated, you need to see if the statute applies retroactively or prospectively in order to ascertain if the change in the law affects your case. If the new law applies prospectively, then it does not affect the status of your lawsuit.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.

Get Legal Help Today

Find the right lawyer for your legal issue.

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption