TITLE 28
Labor and Labor Relations

CHAPTER 28-44
Employment Security – Benefits

SECTION 28-44-54


§ 28-44-54 Scope of judicial review – Additional evidence – Precedence of proceedings.

The jurisdiction of the reviewing court shall be confined to questions of law, and, in the absence of fraud, the findings of fact by the board of review, if supported by substantial evidence regardless of statutory or common law rules, shall be conclusive. Additional evidence required by the court shall be taken before the board of review, and the board of review, after hearing that additional evidence shall file with the court such additional or modified findings of fact or conclusions as it may make, together with transcripts of the additional record. All proceedings under §§ 28-44-52 and 28-44-53 shall be summarily heard and given precedence over all other civil cases. Appeals involving benefit rights shall be given precedence over all other cases arising under chapters 42 – 44 of this title.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1936, ch. 2333, § 9; G.L. 1938, ch. 284, § 9; P.L. 1949, ch. 2175, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-44-54.)