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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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Why should I have to go through the worry of going to court when I've never broken the law in my life?
His comments to us were that he did not anticipate going to court until (today),'' Parks said.
According to Ellahie: "By going to court before the Planning Commission's hearing, LSI Logic is seeking to shortcut the EIR process, bypass the city of Santa Clara and close the Islamic school.
Asked about going to court, Ginsburg said, ``That's where you would enforce it is in a courtroom.
The suit also challenges a federal law that provides less federal campaign funding to minor parties than to major parties and a law that requires aggrieved individuals to file a complaint with the FEC - composed of three Democrats and three Republicans - before going to court.
A day in the law office wouldn't be complete without going to court, so for the third year in a row, Perkins Coie lawyers will argue a case before a jury of daughters in the firm's mock court room.
The strange case of the Chihuahua-eating boa constrictor is going to court - ``The People's Court.
There's going to be a second settlement conference, (where) we'll get a second chance to see if we can resolve this issue without going to court.
In return, the company almost certainly has avoided the most serious cases going to court and having a jury award residents millions of dollars more than the disclosed settlement of $60 million.