What is a Certiorari Bond?
A certiorari bond (also known as a writ of certiorari bond) is a type of surety bond that covers the payments of cost for the transfer of a suit from one court to another. It essentially guarantees that the party (usually the defendant) that petitions the writ of certiorari will pay for the costs of the writ should they not be able to make a payment.
What Is A Writ of Certiorari?
A certiorari is defined as an appeal to the next highest court following the decision of a lower court or administrative hearing. A person may file a petition for a writ of certiorari when he or she is dissatisfied with the decision of a lower court and would like the legal decision to be reviewed by a higher court. These are usually used as a last resort for defendants that believe they will not qualify for an appeal.
The court may grant certiorari, or accept the case, after a careful review of the facts and evidence. The Writ of Certiorari is approved when the higher court agrees to hear the appeal.
How Certiorari Bonds Work
Writ of certiorari bonds are generally required by the court in order for a party to petition for a writ of certiorari. They provide protection for the court in the event that the party that petitioned for the writ of certiorari cannot pay the costs incurred by the court for moving the case from the lower court to the higher court.
In the event that the party cannot pay, the court can make a claim against the certiorari bond and recoup their costs.
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