Either party may appeal from the assessment of damages and compensation by the commissioners to the circuit court of the county within 30 days after the making of the order of condemnation, upon the report of the commissioners, by filing in the court rendering the judgment a written notice of appeal, a copy of which shall be served on the opposite party, and on such appeal the trial shall be de novo. No appeal shall suspend the judgment if the applicant shall pay into court in money the amount of damages assessed and give bond in double the amount so assessed, with good and sufficient surety, to be approved by the judge of probate, to pay such damages as the owner may sustain.

(Code 1907, §2423; Code 1923, §3157; Code 1940, T. 59, §13.)

Terms Used In Alabama Code 42-2-9

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • circuit: means judicial circuit. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.