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court

An organ of government belonging to the judicial department and charged with resolving disputes among parties.Courts generally have jurisdictional requirements providing that only certain disputes among described parties for certain amounts of money may be heard.If you file your grievance in the wrong court, you may be prejudiced when the case is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction and the time period during which to file in the proper court has expired.

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Going to court is one of the principles of democracy.
Although the cost of using a solicitor can be a serious concern, even taking legal advice before going to court and representing yourself can be money well spent.
Halle Berry is going to court today to convince a judge to let her move to Paris with 4-year-old Nahla.
If they feel that by going to court they are also going to be filmed, there is a significant risk that they will not go at all.
Resolution-accredited lawyers aim for an agreed solution through negotiation, because going to court can be extremely traumatic and costly.
A MAN accused of stabbing a schoolboy to death told police he knew "100% it's not going to court because I didn't do it", a jury heard yesterday.
Summary: The Government has announced plans to close a legal loophole which enables lenders to repossess people's homes without going to court.
Dyfed Foulkes, area director of HMCS for North and West Yorkshire, said: "The Going To Court DVD demystifies the court process in a clear and helpful way, promoting confidence among those people facing a court appearance.
I am completely confident that the Los Angeles city attorney is capable of going to court and arguing city law and California law,'' he said.