appellate practice

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A standard of review used by appellate courts to review decisions of lower courts. The appellate court will typically find that the decision was an abuse of discretion if the discretionary decision was made in plain error.

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The...

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Appellate jurisdiction refers to the power of a court to hear appeals from lower courts.

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Appellate jurisdiction includes the power to reverse or modify the the lower court's decision. Appellate jurisdiction exists for both...

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When a party loses in a court of law, it is often allowed to appeal the decision to a higher court. In some instances, parties are entitled to an appeal, as a matter of right. However, sometimes a party is not able to appeal as a matter of...

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From Latin, meaning “from the new.” When a court hears a case de novo, it is deciding the issues without reference to any legal conclusion or assumption made by the previous court to hear the case. An appellate court hearing a case de novo may refer to...