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I don't see where the law that you describe would be for applicable to your case. The only way that it would be is if the legislature specifically made it retroactive or mentioned it would be retroactive in when they were passing the law. The legislature can make a law retroactive if they choose and they can also discuss this in the legislative history thus not implicitly making it retroactive but effectively making it that way by discussing it.
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To determine if it was supposed to be applied retroactive you would have to look at the statute itself and see if it says it was supposed to applied retroactively. If that doesn't tell you then you have to hire a lawyer or a paralegal to do the research to determine if the legislature talked about it being applied retroactively. Those are the only ways to tell.
If you want to reverse the case you have to appeal it now.
I understand, I have seen it before with a number of different people involved in lawsuits.
Your time limits to appeal are limited so if you are planning to do so you need to hire your lawyer and start moving. If you are more than 30 days past the date the judge signed the judgment then it may be too late to appeal. There are a few ways to extend that slightly, but just a few ways.
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