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Affidavit

A statement sworn to be true to the best of the maker's knowledge. An affidavit is notarized to prove its authenticity. A person who knowingly makes a false statement in an affidavit is guilty of perjury.

affidavit

A written statement signed by the person making the statement—the affiant—and sworn to as true and accurate.
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104) The Seventh Circuit rejected the plaintiff s argument and affirmed the district court's decision for the defendant, stating without elaboration that Rule 56(e) authorizes courts to permit summary judgment affidavits to be supplemented.
The affidavits with irregularities include 10 people from the first group, 37 people from the second group, 85 from the third group and 25 people form the fourth group.
The state law, passed in 2003, mandates that "reasonable cause for filing any action for medical injury due to negligence shall be established only by the filing of an affidavit that shall be signed by an expert engaged in the same type of medical care as is each medical care provider defendant.
The requirement that financial affidavits are mandatory in dissolution actions is well entrenched in Florida law.
Kress having sex with the victim, according to the affidavit.
Registry must scrutinise all affidavits, petitions and applications and reject or note as defective all those which are not in conformity with Supreme Court rules," the 2011 ruling cited by Sinha stated.
Razzaq A Mirza sated before the court that affidavit given by officers of intelligence agency and former president Pervez Musharraf reflect that Masood Janjua remains no more in the world and no evidence is available about his being alive.
Additional Attorney General Tariq Khokhar informed the court that the affidavits of former Army Chief General Pervez Musharaf, Brigadier Mansoor Saeed, Colonel Jahangir (Retd), Former Attorney General Malik Qayyum, former Interior Secretary Syed Kamal Shah and Brigadier Javed Iqbal Cheema (Retd) have been submitted on the direction of court and affidavits of remaining five army officials could not receive yet.
5 percent have declared in their affidavits that they have been convicted at some point in a court of law.
Reading the court decision, Justice Philip Tunoi said that another six affidavits which were attached to that of Odinga should be removed from the court records.
But robo-signing means affidavits are signed by the employee closest to the printer in such volume (200-400 each day) and with such speed (one every 13 seconds) that it would be impossible for them to have verified the information.
The court observed that the plaintiffs' expert affidavits reflected a considerable level of detail, which readily distinguished them from the insufficiently detailed affidavits in other cases.