Reversing

This arises where a court higher up the hierarchy overturns or reverses the judgment of a lower court on appeal.

A court higher up the hierarchy overturns or reverses the judgement of a lower court on appeal in the same case. 

In a civil case for example, where the court decides who wins and who loses, this has the effect of reversing the earlier decision on appeal so that instead of the original winner keeping his or her award he or she now becomes the loser.  The Court of Appeal has appellant jurisdiction over the High Court and may therefore reach a different decision as to liability than was the case when the matter was before the High Court.

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