Technical Error Law and Legal Definition

Technical errors refers to errors committed in the course of trial and which have not prejudiced the other party. A party cannot raise a technical error as a ground for reversal.

Pursuant to USCS Fed Rules Civ Proc R 61, “unless justice requires otherwise, no error in admitting or excluding evidence--or any other error by the court or a party--is ground for granting a new trial, for setting aside a verdict, or for vacating, modifying, or otherwise disturbing a judgment or order. At every stage of the proceeding, the court must disregard all errors and defects that do not affect any party's substantial rights.”