Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
1) The ordinary process of a lawsuit or criminal prosecution, from the first filing to the final decision. 2) A procedure through which one seeks redress from a court or agency. 3) A filing, hearing, or other step that is part of a larger action. 4) A particular matter that arises and is dealt with in a bankruptcy case.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:22 pm