If you are not satisfied with a decision (judgment or order) made by a Circuit Court Commissioner, you are entitled to appeal that decision to a Circuit Court Judge. In small claims there are two instances for which parties can request that the issue that was originallly decided by a Circuit Court Commissioner be heard by a judge: for review of a decision made on a motion or for a new trial. Both require a Circuit Court Judge to hear the case as if it was never heard before.
In Small Claims actions, the court commissioner's decision becomes a judgment unless one or both parties objects to his/her decision and requests a Trial DeNovo before a circuit court judge by filing a Notice of Request for De Novo Review of Motion. It must be filed within 10 days of an oral decision or within 15 days of the mailing of a written decision.