Tangible evidence first hand the appellate court sees

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tangible evidence first hand. The appellate court sees only a cold record of the trial court proceedings and therefore cannot make the kind of judgments about the credibility of witnesses and the per- suasiveness of evidence that can be gleaned only from first-hand experience. (There are also constitutional reasons for an appellate court to defer to a jury verdict. If, based on the evidence presented to a jury, a reasonable person could have come to the same decision that the jury came to, an appellate court cannot reverse the jury’s decision with regard to the facts because this would, in essence, take away a person’s right to a jury trial.) An appellate court’s options
CHAPTER 3: COURT PROCEDURES 45 after reviewing a case are to affirm the trial court’s judgment, to reverse it in whole, to reverse it in part, to modify the decision, or to remand the case for further proceedings. PAGES: 71–72 TYPE: = NAT: AACSB Reflective AICPA Decision Modeling B2. Best Engineering, Inc., performs computer programming services for Complex Products Corporation (CPC). When CPC’s computer system crashes, it loses $250,000 worth of business and pays $50,000 to have the system reprogrammed. CPC announces to the media that the crash was due to Best’s incompetence and files a complaint in a federal court against the firm. In response, what are Best’s options?
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