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Certified copies of all orders sought to be enforced and of any order confirming registration must be attached to the petition. The Top 20 Best Persuasive Essay Topics For Elementary School. Punitive damages - Monetary compensation awarded in excess of ordinary damages, as punishment for a gross wrong. decision: the determination reached by a court in any judicial proceeding, which is the basis of the judgment decree: a decision or order of the court - a final decree is one which fully and finally disposes of the litigation; an interlocutory decree is a provisional or preliminary decree which is not final default: a "default" in an action of law occurs when a defendant omits to plead or otherwise defend within the time allowed, or fails to appear at the trial deponent: One who testifies under oath to the truth of facts. dismissal with prejudice: Action dismissed on the merits which prevents renewal of the same claim or cause of action. disposition: the result of a judicial proceeding by withdrawal, settlement, order, judgment or sentence domicile: that place where a person has a true and permanent home - a person may have several residences, but only one domicile eminent domain: the power to take private property for public use by condemnation, i.e., the legal process by which real estate of a private owner is taken for public use without the owner's consent, but upon the award and payment of just compensation enjoin: to require a person, by writ of injunction from a court of equity, to perform or to abstain or desist from some act equitable action (equity matter): an action which may be brought for the purpose of restraining the threatened infliction of wrongs or injuries, and the prevention of threatened illegal action; case in which payment of money damages will not be adequate compensation equitable distribution: the power to distribute equitably upon divorce all property legally and beneficially acquired during marriage by husband and wife or either of them, whether legal title lies in their joint or individual names estoppel: a rule of law which prevents a person from alleging or denying a fact, because of his/her own previous act evidence: a form of proof or probative matter legally presented at the trial of an issue by the acts of the parties and through witnesses, records, documents, concrete objects, etc., for the purpose of inducing belief in the minds of the court or the jury eviction, warrant of: Legal mandate authorizing an enforcement officer to remove persons and their personal property from their premises. execution: (1) the performance of all acts necessary to render a written instrument complete, such as signing, sealing, acknowledging, and delivering the instruments (2) supplementary proceedings to enforce a judgment, which, if monetary, involves a direction to the sheriff to take the necessary steps to collect the judgment exemplification: An official transcript of a document from public records, made in a form to be used as evidence and authenticated or certified as a true copy, (e.g. exemplification of a judgment). exhibit: a paper, document or other article produced and exhibited to a court during a trial or hearing and, on being accepted, is marked for identification or admitted in evidence ex parte: a proceeding, order, motion, application, request, submission etc., made by or granted for the benefit of one party only; done for, in behalf of, or on application of one party only expunge: the authorized act of physically destroying information, in files, computers or other depositories fair preponderance: Level of proof in a civil action; more than half; more convincing. fiduciary: a person or institution who manages money or property for another, and who must exercise a standard of care in such management activity imposed by law or contract first paper: Paper instituting the action (e.g., Summons, Motion, Infants's Compromise). foreperson: a member of a jury, usually the first juror called and sworn, or a juror elected by fellow jurors, who delivers the verdict to the court forum: A judicial tribunal or a place of jurisdiction.
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