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I lost a family law case. In my particular instance it will be two more years before I may appeal. In the meantime I ordered the transcript for the hearing. The hearing transcript is a perfect high quality printout--with one exception. I notice that inside a certain paragraph in which important testimony had been given, is a sentence which is all but washed out. Because this sentence is hardly if at all readable I may not be able to use it in my appeal. This sentence was not washed out by myself: this was the way I received the papers in the mail. It was the printout itself which was either defective or, the transcribor or someone else washed it out on purpose. This was a very important sentence. Would I be able to file a "motion to vacate" with the district court in question? A tampered-with or incomplete transcript violates my right to due process...isn't that correct?