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To reexamine judicially or administratively; a judicial reconsideration for purposes of correction, for example, the examination of a case by an appellate court.

A bill of review is a proceeding in Equity instituted for the purpose of reversing or correcting the prior judgment of the trial court after the judgment has become final.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


n. the judicial consideration of a lower court judgment by an appellate court, determining if there were legal errors sufficient to require reversal. The process requires notice of appeal, obtaining a transcript of the trial or hearing at the trial level, obtaining all the pleadings and other documents filed in the original trial, preparation of briefs citing precedents and arguing that there was reversible error. Then the respondent (winner at the trial court) may file a responsive brief, and the appellant (the one appealing the decision) has the chance to file a brief in response to the respondent. The next step is oral argument (if allowed) before the appellate court. Appeals on procedural issues normally do not include oral argument. If the appellate court denies the appeal a rehearing may be requested, but is seldom granted. (See: reversible error, reversal, appeal, appellate court)

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REVIEW, practice. A second examination of a matter. For example, by the laws of Pennsylvania, the courts having jurisdiction of the subject may grant an order for a view of a proposed road; the viewers make a report, which when confirmed by the court would authorize the laying out of the same. After this, by statutory provision, the parties may apply for a review, or second examination; and the last viewers may make a different report. For the practice of reviews in chancery, the reader is referred to Bill of Review, and the cases there cited.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In addition, if human resources reported disciplinary actions to the compliance officer, the related documentation should be reviewed.
By the time the reviewer has considered the material, actually written the review, and the user/reader has read it and then seeks out the item reviewed, if it has changed, then there is no real point to the review since it no longer corresponds to the evaluation.
Although most people think that every firm is peer reviewed, 25% of the states, including New York, do not require peer review for licensing.
These tools are set out in Section C, Instructions for Reviewed Firm, and in Section D, Instructions for Reviewers, as well as in related appendices.
Inherent and control risk is the risk that an engagement will fail to comply with professional standards and the reviewed firm's quality control system will not prevent such failure.
I did read every book I reviewed cover to cover, except for cookbooks.
Furthermore, this approach provides assurance only with respect to engagements reviewed. The PCAOB would be exposed to criticism if an engagement not selected was subsequently found to be deficient.
Although SAS 100 does not require the issuance of a review report at the engagement's conclusion, the SEC will require the report be filed with the interim financial information if the registrant states, in any filing, that an independent public accountant has reviewed such information.
While noncompliance with professional standards is always a matter of concern, reviewers and reviewed firms do not always agree about either the frequency or the severity of the deficiencies.
It is only natural that the tax practice be reviewed as well.
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Contracts that should be reviewed include shareholders or partnership agreements, buy-sell agreements, deferred compensation agreements for existing partners and unfunded retirement plans, which can create a significant liability for the combined entity.