Raynor And Smith

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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 believes are sufficient to support a claim against the party or parties against whom the claim is brought.

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Summons: a legal document issued by a court


Pleadings: a formal statement of the cause of an action or defense


Pretrial: a proceeding held by a judge


Preponderance of Evidence: A requirement that more then 50% of the evidence points to something

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Conference: A meeting of people who "confer" about a topic.


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


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