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defendant

The party sued in an action at law.Contrast actions in equity,in which the party sued is called a respondent.Today,these distinctions are largely irrelevant,but they may be encountered when reading old legal decisions.

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Defendant moved to quash the arrest and suppress evidence.
In this federal multi-district welding fume litigation case, a consolidated proceeding of more than 6,000 welding fume claims, the defendants filed motions to exclude scientific studies and expert testimony purporting to establish that exposure to welding flames causes certain neurological disorders.
Jurors in Thursday's vandalism case were instructed to consider the testimony of every defendant but to ultimately judge each boy individually.
But the thundering silence of the Court on the issue of a defendant's freedom of thought frustrated those who had urged the Court to hand down a decision protecting the mental autonomy of pretrial defendants.
The new rules should help end the all-too-common practice of plaintiffs suing defendants with peripheral involvement in a medical liability action merely because one defendant is in Philadelphia or some other "jackpot" county.
The defendant owner stated that on the one hand, since the entire tax refund issue revolves around a written lease which is silent on the matter of the tax refund, the refund belongs to the owner.
The defendant was ultimately indicted and convicted for selling restricted arms to Iran.
District Court in New Jersey by Lampf, Lipkind, Prupis & Petigrow on behalf of shareholders of Biovail Corporation (NYSE:BVF) (TSE:BVF) against defendants including SAC Capital Management L.
In 1991, police broke down the door of a Madison, Wisconsin, motel room and arrested the defendant for possession of 63 packets of cocaine.
Plaintiffs' attorney, Howard Loeb, a partner with the Law Offices of Loeb, Kosacz & Sundberg, LLP, was quoted as saying, "Quite frankly, I am puzzled that defendant TechnoConcepts, Inc.
The state Constitution allows any defendant except one accused of capital murder to ask for release without bail.