Louisiana Law Review


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.

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