prejudicial error

Error substantially affecting appellant's legal rights and obligations. Erskine v. Upham, 56 Cal.App.2d 235, 132 P.2d 219, 228.
One which affects or presumptively affects the final results of the trial. State v. Gilcrist, 15 Wash.App. 892, 552 P.2d 690, 693.
Such may be ground for new trial and reversal of judgment. Fed.R.Civil P. 59.
See also error

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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