Amended Judgment Law and Legal Definition

An amended judgment refers to a trial court correcting a substantive error in an original judgment. Usually a judgment is amended to correct a manifest error of law or fact. Such amendments are made to clear any misconceptions in the original judgment. Any omissions or erroneous descriptions in an original judgment shall also be corrected by amending the judgment. The Federal Rules of civil procedure Rule 59 (e) provide that amended judgment should be issued within 10 days of the original judgment.

Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 59 (e) reads as follows:

“***** (e) Motion to Alter or Amend a Judgment.

A motion to alter or amend a judgment must be filed no later than 10 days after the entry of the judgment.”