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§ 4-300. Words Omitted in Case Names [BB|ALWD]

§ 4-300(1) Examples Window (restore)

Principle 1: Omit "the" when used as the first word of a party name «e.g.»

except:

§ 4-300(2) Examples Window (restore)

Principle 2: Omit subsequent actions listed after the first one (when a case consolidates several different actions) «e.g.»

§ 4-300(3) Examples Window (restore)

Principle 3: Omit all parties after the first one listed on each side «e.g.»

§ 4-300(4) Examples Window (restore)

Principle 4: In "in rem" cases:

§ 4-300(5) Examples Window (restore)

Principle 5: Treat procedural phrases as follows:

§ 4-300(6) Examples Window (restore)

Principle 6: Omit terms like "trustee," "executor," or "administrator" that described a named party «e.g.»

§ 4-300(7) Examples Window (restore)

Principle 7: Omit "State of" or its equivalents «e.g.»

except: when citing decisions of the courts of the state in question, in which case omit the name of the state instead and keep "State" or the equivalent term «e.g.»

§ 4-300(8) Examples Window (restore)

Principle 8: Omit "City of" or its equivalents «e.g.»

except: when the phrase begins a party name «e.g.»

§ 4-300(9) Examples Window (restore)

Principle 9: Omit all locational phrases «e.g.»

except:

§ 4-300(10) Examples Window (restore)

Principle 10: Omit "of America" after "United States" «e.g.»

§ 4-300(11) Examples Window (restore)

Principle 11: Omit first and middle names or initials of individuals «e.g.»

except:

§ 4-300(12) Examples Window (restore)

Principle 12: Omit "Inc.," "Ltd.," "N.A.," or "F.S.B.," and similar terms if the name also contains words like "Co.," "Corp.," "R.R.," "Bros.," or "Ass'n" that indicate a business firm. «e.g.»

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