Louisiana Law Review
The Constitutional Authority Giving Our Appellate Courts Jurisdiction of Fact Should Be Repealed
Appellate courts, Jurisdiction, Judicial review, Verdicts, Louisiana, Federal courts of law, Provincial courts of law
The article discusses the constitutional authority granting appellate courts in Louisiana the jurisdiction to review the record of a civil jury trial as well as to issue its own judgment contrary to the verdict of the jury. It presents several cases in which jury decisions were reversed including Brewer v. J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., Menard v. Lafayette Insurance Company, and Fontenot v. Patterson.
William E. Crawford,
The Constitutional Authority Giving Our Appellate Courts Jurisdiction of Fact Should Be Repealed,
73 La. L. Rev.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.lsu.edu/lalrev/vol73/iss3/4