A person or group of people being charged or sued for a particular case/crime. All cases must contain a defendant or the case will not take place.
When the court requests the appearance of an individual in court because the person is either convicted or a witness.
The answering and the complaint combined in a civil court case.
When the parties meeting to address their attorneys held before the court prior to the court case proceedings.
A third party helps the plaintiff and defendant make an final decision.
Third party listens to the plaintiff and defendant, reviews the case, than makes a final decision for both parties
A determination of the legal and facts arising between parities to a civil action or criminal action.
Preponderance of evidence
A standard of the amount of proof the plaintiff must have to win a case.
The final decision made by jury or judge.
The losing party believes the case didn't get trialed fairly in a case the losing party can ask to be tried in a higher court.