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RULE 46. REMITTITUR IN CIVIL CASES
46.1 Remittitur After Appeal Perfected. If the trial court suggests a remittitur but the case is appealed before the remittitur is filed, the party who would make the remittitur may do so in the court of appeals in the same manner as in the trial court. The court of appeals must then render the judgment that the trial court should have rendered if the remittitur had been made in the trial court.
46.2 Appeal on Remittitur. If a party makes the remittitur at the trial judges suggestion and the party benefitting from the remittitur appeals, the remitting party is not barred from contending in the court of appeals that all or part of the remittitur should not have been required, but the remitting party must perfect an appeal to raise that point. If the court of appeals sustains the remitting party's contention that remittitur should not have been required, the court must render the judgment that the trial court should have rendered.
46.3 Suggestion of Remittitur by Court of Appeals. The court of appeals may suggest a remittitur. If the remittitur is timely filed, the court must reform and affirm the trial court's judgment in accordance with the remittitur. If the remittitur is not timely filed, the court must reverse the trial court's judgment.
46.4 Refusal to Remit Must Not Be Mentioned in Later Trial. If the court of appeals suggests a remittitur, but no remittitur is filed, evidence of the court's determination regarding remittitur is inadmissible in a later trial of the case.
46.5 Voluntary Remittitur. If a court of appeals reverses the trial court's judgment because of a legal error that affects only part of the damages awarded by the judgment, the affected party may within 15 days after the court of appeals' judgment voluntarily remit the amount that the court of appeals determined should not have been awarded by the judgment. If the remittitur is timely filed and the court of appeals determines that the voluntary remittitur cures the reversible error, then the remittitur must be accepted and the trial court judgment affirmed.
Notes and Comments
Comment to 1997 change: This is former Rule 85. The rule is revised without substantive change.
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