said by openbox9:
That doesn't answer my question regarding AT&T's motivation to appeal a $850 judgement if it isn't to change the ruling and start putting a lid of other potential litigation.
Its not overly obvious? Its to make collecting money from a judgement as long and tiresome as possible.
Luckily my state doesn't grant defacto appeals so its not an issue. Small Claims court is fast and easy here as well.