Module 7 Mastery Assignment

by- Danielle Arrington

Plaintiff

a person who brings a cases against another in a court of law

complaint

a formal legal document that lays out the facts of the case and the reason behind the lawsuit to the court.

pleadings

a formal statement of the cause of an action or defense

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

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.

defendant

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

summons

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

mediation

intervention in a dispute in order to resolve it; arbitration.

trail

a mark or a series of signs or objects left behind by the passage of someone or something.

arbitration

the use of an arbitrator to settle a dispute.

pretrial conference

a meeting of the parties to a case conducted prior to trial