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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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If the case ultimately goes to court, he or she may be called as an expert witness.
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Each time the council goes to court to get rid of an illegal encampment it costs the taxpayer about pounds 1,500.