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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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At the hearing on the motion, the arresting officer testified that on March 6, 2005, he stopped defendant because defendant was not wearing a seat belt.
Defense counsel said defendants settled the Ruth case because procedural issues bad emerged that might have limited their ability to fully present their case to the jury, and that trying the case would have served little purpose in the overall adjudication of the pending welding fume lawsuits because of Mr.
It was very much a shock to hear the severity of the crime,'' said the father of defendant No.
16) The government objected, saying "it had no obligation to examine the personnel files absent a showing by the defendant that they contained information material to his defense.
The decision does set a high standard; it mandates that forced medication orders for each nonviolent defendant must pass a four-part test.
Similarly, the new rules prevent plaintiffs from asserting multiple claims in addition to medical malpractice, merely to attach a defendant that would allow the lawsuit to be brought in a preferred jurisdiction.
Plaintiff notified defendant of the problem, and defendant sent a crew that dug up the ground and exposed the pipe under the sinkhole.
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.
Wisconsin is one of a growing number of states, including Kansas and Virginia, that now charge indigent defendants for public representation.
Molestation is a notoriously difficult crime to prove, and most cases come down to whom the jury trusts more, the child (or the child's parents) or the defendant.
Some have a complete bar of joint and several liability, some prevent the application of joint and several liability to noneconomic damages, and others preclude its application to a defendant that does not satisfy the threshold of responsibility needed to trigger its application.
The district court granted summary judgment to the defendants and the appeals court affirmed.