What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Massachusetts
I lost my small claims case against my oil company in a baffling way, even after appeal. I don't want to get into the details here, as that is not my question.
I was plaintiff, and I lost the case. I hear I am able to "vacate" the ruling.
What does it mean to "vacate" it? More specifically:
1) Does this mean I can bring the case back up again? Does it reopen my options (I don't believe I have any options right now, since the appeal is what really screwed me?)
2) What sort of reasoning is needed to vacate? In other words, do I need to cite specific rules that were broken, or simply restate the merits of my case?