IF YOU LOST THE HEARING:
This means that the judge does not think that you should receive money damages. You have the right to appeal in several ways, depending on your situation. For example, you may be able to:
1) file a Motion to Reconsider/Amend,
2) file a Motion for Relief from Judgment,
3) file a Motion for a New Trial, OR
4) file an appeal to the Hawaii Supreme Court within 30 days of the judge's decision.
IF YOU WON THE HEARING:
If you won the hearing, the judge will decide the amount of damages you should receive. Your work is not done yet! You need to do a couple more things. You need to fill out two forms called Judgment and Notice of Entry of Judgment. You can find these forms in the Legal Aid brochure packet called How to Get Money Damages for Illegal Lockout, which you can find on the Introduction of this classroom.
After you fill it out, make 2 copies of each form.
Take the original and the copies to the District Court and file them with a court clerk. Both documents must be signed by a court clerk.
After the clerk signs the forms, you must deliver or mail a copy of the forms to your landlord or landlord's attorney. Once they are served, you can begin to collect the damages owed to you. You will be responsible for collecting any owed money. Call Legal Aid for more information on how to collect the debt from your landlord.