Supreme Court Reminds of the Standard of Review Applicable to Intermediate Appellate Courts

In Ex parte Singleton, released by the Alabama Supreme Court on July 25, 2008, the court reminds us of the standard of review applicable to intermediate appellate courts. 

Quoting Ex parte Fort James Operating Co., 895 So.2d 294, 296 (Ala. 2004), the court stated:

On certiorari review, this Court accords no presumption of correctness to the legal conclusions of the intermediate appellate court.  Therefore, we must apply de novo the standard of review that was applicable in the Court of Civil Appeals.