Glossary of Law Test 2: p.97-98

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Court order for a person to do or not do a particular act.
Usual remedy for a tort. They are a monetary award to the injured party to compensate for loss. (Actual:hospital bills, documents or Punitive:punishment)
Contingency fee
Lawyers get a portion of the recovery
Punitive Damages
Additional damages awarded as punishment to the defendant and an example to deter others.
party that initiates the lawsuit by filing a complaint
Party complained against in a criminal or civil proceeding
Civil juries
Made up to 6-12 citizens who listen to witnesses.
Opening Statments
Briefly outline what the plaintiff and the defendant will try to prove.
Includes anything that the judge allows to be presented to the jury that helps to prove or disprove the alleged facts.
Statments made under oath by witnesses
Someone who has personal knowledge of the facts
Expert Witness
A witness who possesses superior knowledge about important facts.
A written order by the judge commanding a witness to appear in court to give testimony.
Contempt of Court
Unexpected failure to appear in court as a witness,
Closing Arguments
Summarize the case, trying to persaude the jury
The decision of the jury.
The final result of the trial.
For the Plaintiff if he wins
Sum of Money
For the Defendant if he wins
"Judgment for the defendant"
Writ of Execution
If defendant does not pay, plaintiff may obtain this which money is enforced through property of the defendant, etc.

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