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Subject: Rule 73 - Rules of Civil Procedure - Rules Governing Civil Procedure in the Circuit Courts - Trial by Court Publication / Adopted Date:March 29, 1974
Topic:Trial Without Jury or With an Advisory Jury - ProceduresRevised / Effective Date:January 1, 2015

73.01. Trial Without Jury or With An Advisory Jury - Procedure

In cases tried without a jury or with an advisory jury:

If a party so requests, the court shall dictate to the court reporter or prepare and file a brief opinion containing a statement of the grounds for its decision and the method of deciding any damages awarded.

The court may, or if requested by a party shall, include in the opinion findings on the controverted material fact issues specified by the party. Any request for an opinion or findings of fact shall be made on the record before the introduction of evidence at trial or at such later time as the court may allow.

All fact issues upon which no specific findings are made shall be considered as having been found in accordance with the result reached.

(Adopted March 29, 1974, eff. Jan. 1, 1975. Amended June 5, 1980, eff. Jan. 1, 1981; June 1, 1993, eff. Jan. 1, 1994; Feb. 22, 1994, eff. Jan. 1, 1995; May 28, 1996, eff. Jan. 1, 1997; May 27, 1999, eff. Jan. 1, 2000; June 17, 2004, eff. Jan. 1, 2005; amended June 20, 2014, eff. Jan. 1, 2015.)