F&S LAW FIRM
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WORDS TO KNOW:
- plaintiff- a person who brings a case against another in a court of law.
- defendant- 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.
- complaint- any formal legal document that sets out the facts and legal reasons that the filing party or parties (the plaintiff(s)) believes are sufficient to support a claim against the party.
- summons-serve (someone) with a summons.
- pleadings-a formal statement of the cause of an action or defense.
- pretrial- Existing or occurring before a trial
- conference- a formal meeting for discussion.
- mediation- intervention in a dispute in order to resolve it; arbitration.
- arbitration- the use of an arbitrator to settle a dispute.
- trial-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.
- prepondenerance of evidence- is based on the more convincing evidence and its probable truth or accuracy, and not on the amount of evidence.
- verdict-a decision on a disputed issue in a civil or criminal case or an inquest.
- appeal-an application to a higher court for a decision to be reversed.