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Amicus Curiae

Latin for "friend of the court." A person who is not a party to a case but offers expert or other relevant information on a point of law in order to help the judge or jury make a decision. An amicus curiae may offer testimony (provided it is unsolicited by either party in the case) or write a brief or legal treatise on the matter at hand. The court has full discretion whether or not to accept the statement of an amicus curiae.
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520(f) of the California Rules of Court, the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) requests permission to file the attached amicus curiae brief in support of real party in interest Marshalls of CA, LLC.
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Bradshaw is one of the former FDA officials that filed an amicus curiae brief and is represented by the authors of this article in the appeal of the Franck's Lab case pending before the Eleventh Circuit.
29, which concerns amicus curiae briefs, was amended in 2010 to add disclosure requirements concerning authorship and funding.
a) An amicus curiae brief submitted before the Court's consideration of a petition for a writ of certiorari, motion for leave to file a bill of complaint, jurisdictional statement, or petition for an extraordinary writ may be filed if accompanied by the written consent of all parties, or if the Court grants leave to file under subparagraph 2(b) of this Rule.
This section explores the origin of the amicus curiae brief and tracks its evolution in state courts.
In connection with a Petition for Rehearing filed by the surplus lines insurer after this decision was issued, the OIR filed an amicus curiae brief supporting the position that surplus lines policy forms do not need to be filed with and approved by the OIR.
Arbour had submitted an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court as part of the case, arguing as a matter of constitutional law for the same conclusion that the court reached on Thursday.
In November, ONS joined with five other national organizations in filing an amicus curiae brief in support of the U.
The Retired Public Employees Association filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the cases.
The AICPA filed an amicus curiae brief supporting Andersen's successful position; and