Any order or decision of the commissioner under this chapter shall be subject to appeal to the superior court at the instance of any party in interest. The filing of the appeal shall operate as a stay of the order or decision until the court directs otherwise. The court may review all of the facts and, in disposing of the issue before it, may modify, affirm, or reverse the order or decision of the commissioner in whole or in part. Any person aggrieved by the decision or decree of the superior court may appeal to the supreme court on questions of law. The appeal shall follow the course of equity. Pending the determination of the appeal, all orders or decisions or decrees of either the commissioner or the superior court shall be stayed until the supreme court directs otherwise.
(P.L. 1956, ch. 3808, § 10; G.L. 1956, § 27-18-21.)
Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 27-18-21. Appeals from commissioner
- 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.
- person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6