Assignment Of Errors
A statement by the appellant of the errors alleged to have been committed in the lower court is an assignment of errors, a type of appellate PLEADING used to point out to the appellate court the grounds for review. It controls the scope of an appeal because if a ground for review is not contained in it, it will not ordinarily be considered by the court. The assignment of errors is usually part of the notice of appeal, the bill of exceptions, the transcript of the record, or the brief, although in some jurisdictions, it is a separate document.
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