reversible error


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reversible error

n. a legal mistake at the trial court level which is so significant (resulted in an improper judgment) that the judgment must be reversed by the appellate court. A reversible error is distinguished from an error which is minor or did not contribute to the judgment at the trial. (See: reversal)

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On direct appeal, appellant argued the District Court committed reversible error by (1) allowing the state to depose a material witness before trial; (2) admitting a redacted transcript of the deposition at trial; and (3) admitting evidence that, 1 week before the murders, in that same apartment, appellant had pointed a gun at two of the victims and threatened to kill everybody in the apartment.
In accordance with Rule 4-215(e), the circuit court committed reversible error when it failed to inquire into the reasons for Mr.
On appeal, the defendants first assert that the court committed reversible error in refusing to give an Illinois pattern jury instruction on the duty to mitigate damages, and in giving instructions related to careful habits and exigent circumstances.
HGC and NHA] failed to sufficiently show that the Court of Appeals committed reversible error in issuing the assailed decision and resolution,' the high court said in its July 26 ruling.
I had spent much of my time that very day replying to a seven-page response brief that accused me of "glossing over facts," "quoting cases out of context," "purposefully omitting the critical conclusion of a quoted sentence," "neglecting to mention the rest of the discussion," "trying to steer the court into clearly reversible error," and "misstating the law.
For legal errors, mistaken criminal history (150) and offense-level (151) enhancements have consistently amounted to reversible error, as have erroneous career offender enhancements.
2) If counsel files a brief stating no reversible error could be identified, the court shall independently review the record.
All three parts of the equipment in respect of (annual, half-yearly, quarterly) to maintain periodic accordance with the existing equipment manufacturer~s instructions and troubleshooting service 24/7/365 availability, and engineering support, as well as providing the necessary materials for the entire term of the contract, the first part with respect up to 344 hours - 60%, in respect of the second part up to 54 hours - 60%, while the third section, not more than 18 hours - 60% reversible error correction frame number of hours.
The Supreme Court upheld Justice Moen by confirming that: (i) "the question of whether [a conduct] amounted to a breach of the duty of good faith is a legal conclusion that did not need to be pleaded separately"; and, (ii) "the trial judge did not make a reversible error by adjudicating the issue of good faith".
Because the evidence in question was erroneously excluded for consideration, the court held that the trial court committed reversible error.
10) Geico appealed to the Second District, asserting five discrete points of reversible error, but the appellate body affirmed, per curiam.
The only tactical reason to object in such a regime would be to avoid a reversible error in the trial court, a strategy that few, if any, defense lawyers would willingly employ in the long run.

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