Section 12-12-71

When appeals taken to circuit courts; nature of proceedings and right to jury trial upon appeals to circuit courts.

Except as provided in Section 12-12-72 and in subsection (e) of Section 12-15-120, all appeals from final judgments of the district court shall be to the circuit court for trial de novo.

An appellant shall not be entitled to a jury trial in circuit court unless it is demanded in the notice of appeal, and an appellee shall have no right to a jury trial unless written demand is filed in circuit court within 14 days of service upon him of notice of appeal.

(Acts 1975, No. 1205, p. 2384, §4-111.)