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attachment

attachment  

N.A court order for the detention of a person and/or his property. Attachment can be used by the courts for the punishment of contempt of court.
Blackstone

Blackstone  

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Used informally to refer to Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765–9), an exposition of English law by William Blackstone (1723–80).
class action

class action  

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A legal action in which a person sues as a representative of a class of persons who share a common claim.
Complex Litigation

Complex Litigation  

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Cases generally become complex because of some combination of difficult legal or factual issues, large numbers of parties, and large amounts of money at stake. Even the authoritative Manual for ...
contempt of court

contempt of court  

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The offence of being disobedient to or disrespectful of a court of law and its officers.
Criminal Procedure

Criminal Procedure  

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PretrialTrialAppealsPretrialTrialAppealsCriminal procedure in the early period of American colonial history was informal and local. For example, one neighbor might accuse another of theft before the ...
De Actionibus

De Actionibus  

An anonymous treatise on actions in civil lawsuits. The work has the practical aim of enabling potential plaintiffs to give the correct name to their action. Its original version derives ...
Joseph Story

Joseph Story  

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1779–1845), Supreme Court justice, political advisor, law professor, and legal scholar.Story absorbed nationalism and a dedication to public service from his parents, Elisha Story, a physician, and ...
judgment

judgment  

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N.1 A decision made by a court in respect of the matter before it. Judgments may be interim ( interlocutory), deciding a particular issue prior to the trial of the case; or final, finally disposing ...
Kenneth Madison Hayne

Kenneth Madison Hayne  

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(born 5 June 1945; Justice since 1997)was appointed to the High Court in September 1997 from the Victorian Court of Appeal to replace Dawson. Although born in Gympie (the ...
procedure

procedure  

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N.(in court proceedings) The formal manner in which legal proceedings are conducted. See also adjective law; practice; rules of court.
Prooimion

Prooimion  

(προοίμιον), preamble or introduction to a document, letter, or literary work, often imitating a classical model. Prooimia to emperors' chrysobulls were usually written by eminent authors and are ...
Reform of Court

Reform of Court  

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Despite its controversial beginnings (see Establishment of Court; Deakin), the High Court has, since its formation, been characterised by stability. As an institution, it has undergone little ...
Reformation

Reformation  

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Is a civil remedy to reformulate a document such as a contract, usually to reflect the parties’ intent after the plaintiff proves fraud or mistake, but sometimes to meet minimum ...
remedies

remedies  

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N.Any of the methods available at law for the enforcement, protection, or recovery of rights or for obtaining redress for their infringement. A civil remedy may be granted by a court to a party to a ...
Roger Traynor

Roger Traynor  

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(1900–1983), California Supreme Court Justice, 1940–70.Roger John Traynor was born to a working class Irish immigrant family on Feb. 12, 1900, and grew up in the Utah mining town ...
summary judgment

summary judgment  

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Is the early resolution of part or all of a civil action on the basis of either party’s pretrial motion offering to show the judge by affidavits or other evidence ...
trial

trial  

N.The hearing of a civil or criminal case before a court of competent jurisdiction. Trials must, with rare exceptions (see in camera), be held in public. At the trial all outstanding issues of law ...
United States Law

United States Law  

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[This entry contains six subentries, an introduction and historical overview of United States law during the colonial period and discussions of the sources of colonial law, the colonies in the ...

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