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Flashcards - Legal Procedures

Flashcards - Legal Procedures
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plaintiff
A plaintiff is the party who initiates a lawsuit before a court
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default judgment
Default judgment is a binding judgment in favor of either party based on some failure to take action by the other party
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defendant
A defendant is a person or entity accused of a crime in criminal prosecution or a person or entity against whom some type of civil relief is being sought in a civil case
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counterclaim
In a court of law, a party's claim is a counter-claim if the defending party has previously made a claim against the claiming party
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counterclaim
In a court of law, a party's claim is a counter-claim if the defending party has previously made a claim against the claiming party
defendant
A defendant is a person or entity accused of a crime in criminal prosecution or a person or entity against whom some type of civil relief is being sought in a civil case
default judgment
Default judgment is a binding judgment in favor of either party based on some failure to take action by the other party
plaintiff
A plaintiff is the party who initiates a lawsuit before a court
hung jury
A hung jury or deadlocked jury is a judicial jury that cannot agree upon a verdict after extended deliberation and is unable to reach the required unanimity or supermajority
petit jury
In common law, a petit jury hears the evidence in a trial as presented by both the plaintiff and the defendant
verdict
In law, a verdict is the formal finding of fact made by a jury on matters or questions submitted to the jury by a judge
oral arguments
Oral arguments are spoken to a judge or appellate court by a lawyer of the legal reasons why they should prevail

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