Property of all kinds, real and personal, tangible and intangible.
The party against whom an appeal is taken.
A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is “to appeal” or “to take an appeal.” Both the plaintiff and the defendant can appeal, and the party doing so is called the appellant. Appeals can be...
When a person voluntarily proceeds with a risk despite obvious and known danger. In this situation, the individual assumes the risk and thus will not be permitted to seek monetary damages from those they believe to be responsible.
To resolve a legal case.
A Latin term meaning for the purposes of the lawsuit. A guardian “ad litem” may be appointed by a court to stand in on another’s behalf—someone who is incapable of representing him or herself, such as child or legally incompetent adult.
A chronological summary of all official records and recorded documents affecting the title to a portion of real property.