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A civil injury or wrong committed on the person or property of another, not founded on a contract
What is Tort
To make a declaration under oath in a judicial inquiry for the purpose of establishing or proving some fact
What is Testify
To seat a jury
What is Impanel
What is Et Al
Disposition of a case without affecting the right of the plaintiff to sue again on the same cause of action
What is Dismissal Without Prejudice
“To speak the truth” – The preliminary examination which the court and attorneys make of prospective juror to determine their qualification and suitability to serve as jurors.
What is Voir Dire
An action for the recovery of a possession that has been wrongfully taken
What is Replevin
Relating to money
What is Pecuniary
From the Beginning
What is Ab Initio
What is Preponderance of the Evidence
What is Corroborate
What is Per Curium Opinion
Notwithstanding the verdict. A verdict entered by the judge contrary to a jury’s verdict
What is Non Obstante Veredicto
What is Inter Vivos
“As much as he deserves.” The extent of liability on a contract implied by law.
What is Quantum Meruit
“A friend of the court.” One not a party to a case who volunteers to offer information on a point of law or some other aspect of the case to assist the court in deciding a matter before it.
What is Amicus Curiae
A certification on an affidavit declaring when, where, & before whom it was sworn.
What is Jurat
What is Array
Oral or verbal; not written
What is Parol
What is De Novo
A writ to put in force the judgment of the court authorizing on officer to levy on and to sell certain items of the judgment debtor to satisfy the judgment.
What is Writ of Execution
A summary writ issued from a court of competent jurisdiction to command performance of a specific duty which a person is entitled to have performed.
What is Writ of Mandamus
A writ that gets an appellate court to review a lower court’s decision. This writ orders the lower court to convey the record of the case to the appellate court and to certify it as accurate and complete.
What is Writ of Certiorari