Category Archives: Abuse of discretion

Standards of Review in Appellate Courts (continued – Section D)

D. REVIEW OF DISCRETIONARY DECISIONS 1. Decisions on matters that are within the discretion of the trial judge will not be reversed by an appellate court unless the appellant has shown an “abuse of discretion.” See Mercer v. Raine, 443 So.2d 944 (Fla. 1983). 2. “Abuse of discretion” is judged by the use of a … Read More

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