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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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Two civil-rights groups went to court Thursday in a last-minute bid to block the LAUSD from carrying out Proposition 227, claiming the school system is ill-prepared.
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Tight-lipped and solemn, Los Angeles Councilman Mike Hernandez went to court Friday after a week's seclusion in a drug clinic and won a month's delay in his arraignment for felony cocaine possession.
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Flood effectively gave up baseball when he went to court.