Civil Law

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Everyone Need Help With Civil Law Terms !!!!!

  • Plaintiff- The person or party failing a lawsuit.
  • Defendant- An individual or group being sued or charged with a crime.
  • Summons-A notice directing someone to appear in court to answer an compliant or a charge.
  • Complaint- A formal notice that a lawsuit is being brought.
  • Pleadings- The complaint and answer combined in a civil case.
  • Meditation- situation in which a third party helps the plaintiff and defendant reach an agreement.
  • Arbitration- third party settles the dispute and the decision of the arbitrator is legally binding.
  • Verdict- decision in a case made by a judge or jury.
  • Appeal- Plaintiff may appeal to a higher court if dissatisfied with judge’s verdict.
  • Pretrial Conference -is called by the judge. Two sides clarify differences
  • trial- formal examination of evidence before a judge, and typically before a jury, in order to decide guilt in a case of criminal or civil proceedings.


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