New Admin Vocab
Overview of Mastery vocabulary (Mastery Assignment)
Plaintiff, defendant, & complaint
For example, Jane is a plaintiff because she brought a case against Alex.
As the defendant, Alex in our example is the accused in court law. A defendant can be an individual, company or institution.
The complaint is the statement against the defendant for unacceptable or non-satisfactory reasons in general.
Some examples of complain from a plaintiff against the defendant
people file complaints on police misconduct
People file complaints on job scams
People file complaints on Identity theft
People file complaints for all sorts of reasons.
That website is for helping people file complaints.
Summons, Pleadings, & Pretrial Conferences
Mediation, Arbitration, Trial, & The Preponderance of Evidence
The trial is formal. This is where the evidence is examined before a judge. A trial can also take place before a jury to decide guilt in a civil or criminal case.
In a civil case, the preponderance of evidence is where a judge or jury decides in favor of one side or the other. The sides in a civil case are between the plaintiff and the defendant. This preponderance is based on the evidence and is weighted by the truth of the evidence and the accuracy of the evidence. The amount of evidence isn't a base factor that sways the direction of favor towards or against a party.
Verdict & Appeal
The appeal is when one applies to a higher court fora revisal of the decision of a lower court. An appeal can be made to the public.