Module 7 Mastery Assignment
by- Danielle Arrington
a person who brings a cases against another in a court of law
a formal legal document that lays out the facts of the case and the reason behind the lawsuit to the court.
a formal statement of the cause of an action or defense
a decision on a disputed issue in a civil or criminal case or an inquest.
an application to a higher court for a decision to be reversed
preponderance of evidence
the greater weight of the evidence required in a civil (non-criminal) lawsuit for the trier of fact (jury or judge without a jury) to decide in favor of one side or the other.
an individual, company, or institution sued or accused in a court of law.
an order to appear before a judge or magistrate, or the writ containing it.
intervention in a dispute in order to resolve it; arbitration.
a mark or a series of signs or objects left behind by the passage of someone or something.
the use of an arbitrator to settle a dispute.
a meeting of the parties to a case conducted prior to trial