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Plaintiff

  1. A person who brings a case against another in a court of law.


Defendant

2. An individual, company, or institution sued or accused in a court of law.

Criminal Complaint

3. Charges the person named or an unknown person with a particular offense

Civil Complaint

4.Initiates a civil lawsuit by setting forth for the court a claim for relief from damages caused, or wrongful conduct engaged in, by the defendant.

Summons

5. An order to appear before a judge or magistrate, or the writ containing it.

Pleadings

6. The formal allegations by the parties of their respective claims and defenses, for the Judgment of the court.

Pretrial Conference

7. A conference held before the trial begins to bring the parties together to outline discovery proceedings and to define the issues to be tried.

Mediation

8. Intervention in a dispute in order to resolve it.

Arbitration

9.The hearing and determination of a dispute, esp an industrial dispute, by an impartial referee selected or agreed upon by the parties concerned.

Trial

10. A 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.

Preponderance of Evidence

11.The plaintiff has the burden of proving the facts and claims asserted in the complaint. If the respondent, or defendant, files a counterclaim, the respondent will have the burden of proving that claim.

Verdict

12. A decision on a disputed issue in a civil or criminal case or an inquest.

Appeal

13. Apply to a higher court for a reversal of the decision of a lower court.