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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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In early March 2016, defendant PAPADOPOULOS learned he would be a foreign policy advisor for the Campaign.
Twenty-nine defendants who sold Auravie, Dellure, LOR Skincare, and Miracle Face Kit branded skincare products have agreed to court orders with the FTC or had default orders entered against them.
Plaintiff alleges that on July 25, 2013, defendant Nathan Bershadsky ("defendant") struck and injured him as a result of an incident at Tompkins Bagels, and that Tompkins Bagels is liable to plaintiff for negligence and battery pursuant to the theory of respondeat superior and for negligent supervision / hiring.
In 1993 the Plaintiff, a government body in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, in its capacity as the Project employer, initiated legal proceedings in the Abu Dhabi Court of First Instance against the First Defendant, an international engineering consultancy firm (that acted as the Project's consultant and engineer), and the Second Defendant, an insurance company.
The mayor is also accused of approving a proposal made by Jeddah's former deputy mayor, Defendant No.
The majority of federal district courts have continued to apply the plain language of the statute, ignoring the residency of the unserved forum defendant for purposes of Section 1441(b), and denying plaintiffs' motions for remand.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The 42-year-old Egyptian defendant, who is still at large, stole a cheque from the British victim inside the bank and forged his signature to transfer money to a tourist company.
It is seeking a further declaration that the defendant breached its duty of care to the plaintiff, when it failed to comply with its request for documentation in respect of the accounts standing in the name of the plaintiff.
The Criminal Investigation's investigation revealed that the seventh defendant had fled to Iran with the help of the First, second and third defendants, who also assisted in harboring the fourth and seventh defendants until the fourth defendant managed to return to Bahrain where he is still hiding.
A shopper, later identified as the defendant, caught Dudis's attention because he was loading boxes of Red Bull energy drink, a 'high theft' item, into his shopping cart.
"Having analyzed the specific instances of prejudice proffered by Defendant, this Court finds that the delay has not caused Defendant serious prejudice," McGuirl added.