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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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While the contract amount for the printing of the 5,000,000,000 Liberian dollar banknotes was US$5,210,000, the indictment adds that co-defendants Weeks, Sirleaf, Hagba, Walker and Dennis allegedly paid to Crane Currency the amount of US$5,611,469.58, an excess of US$401,469.58.The indictment details that there was no signed letters for the extra Liberian dollar banknotes printed as provided for in the contract.
The co-defendant's plea deal was explained to the jury during direct examination and cross-examination.
Morsi and 14 other co-defendants appeared in court in previous hearings in a soundproof glass case in the courtroom preventing verbal access to their attorneys, which the defence said compromised the court's neutrality.
After a month-long trial, the judge said Dmitrichenko and two co-defendants had intentionally caused grievous bodily harm to the victim, Sergei Filin.
Federal prosecutors in the Western District of Arkansas have now elicited guilty pleas from Barber and one co-defendant in each of the separate cases.
Ago's boyfriend, William Madison, who is also a co-defendant in the case, Mr.
Levey, 56, of Mossley Hill Drive, Liverpool, and co-defendant Gary Warner, 45, of Elphin''s Drive Apartments in Warrington, both deny conspiring to rob the couple.
Third co-defendant, Mohammed Shamin Uddin, 39, of Stoke Newington, north London, was jailed for 15 months for one count of possessing materials, namely a CD, likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.
It is an odd system indeed where some kid out of law school working for the public defender does as good a job as the conflict lawyer representing the co-defendant while the P.D.
An all-white jury was chosen to judge OJ Simpson and a co-defendant on kidnapping and robbery charges after a contentious courtroom battle in which defence lawyers argued African-Americans were being systematically excluded by the prosecution.
One of the judges has removed himself from the panel after learning that a co-defendant may have been involved in executing his brother.