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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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They could then have settled for 150 or so when the wickets started falling but they should have had an idea regarding what sort of total their bowlers could defend on this pitch.
This was Senator Leila De Lima's statement on Sunday as she urged Filipinos to defend Jover Laurio, the person behind the Pinoy Ako Blog (PAB) Facebook page.
On Trump labeling the NFL players, who kneel during the anthem as "sons of bitches" who should be fired, Sanders declined justifying the use of Trump's choice of words and said, " I think that it's always appropriate for the president of the United States to defend our flag, to defend our national anthem , and to defend the men and women who fought and died to defend it.
Justifications for these failures to defend state law have been
It is well-established that the duty to defend is broader than the duty to indemnify.
I am not putting too much pressure on myself, my goal for this week is just to have a chance going into the last day to defend the title, not be too far back.
Lauren Bean, a spokeswoman for the attorney general's office, said the elected officer is obligated to defend the state and its laws and cannot "pick and choose" which ones he or she is willing to defend based on political views.
The four corner rule requires an insurer to defend its insured if any of the allegations in the complaint, even if untrue, would be covered under the policy.
Siuslaw is a heavy favorite to defend its title in the boys race at 11:50 with Matthew Campbell and Mitchell Butler among the top individuals for the Vikings.
It's annoying but now I just find it funny when people say I can't defend because I've proved over the years that I can," said the Anfield and England full-back.
The manager has said we have to defend as a team and defending starts at the front," said Zuiverloon.
Arshad Naqvi, a businessman, deplored Kazmi for taking the brief to defend Qasab when the Muslims throughout the world had condemned the November terror attacks in Mumbai.