Damages awarded to the family member (usually a spouse) of a deceased person for loss of companionship.
A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
A party to a case.
A charge, hold, or claim upon property of another as security for a debt.
Meets the informational needs of the judges and lawyers.
Assist judges with research and drafting of opinions.
A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.