The permanent home of a person. A person may have several residences, but only one domicile.
A unique number the court clerk assigns to a case. It must be used on all future papers filed in the court case. Each docket number starts with two letters that tell the type of case. CI = criminal infraction; CR = criminal case; CV = civil case; FA = family case; MI = motor...
A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
Court action that allows the later filing.
Court action that prevents an identical lawsuit from being filed later.
A judge’s decision to end the case.
Lawyers’ examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
A release of a debtor from personal liability for certain dischargeable debts. Notable exceptions to dischargeability are taxes and student loans. A discharge releases a debtor from personal liability for certain debts known as dischargeable debts and prevents the creditors owed those debts from taking any action against the debtor or the debtor’s property to...
Evidence that supports a fact without an inference.
An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.