litigation

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Overview

Litigation refers to the process of resolving disputes by filing or answering a complaint through the public court system.

In federal courts, litigation is governed by a number of federal rules: the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure...

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Overview

A motion to dismiss is a formal request for a court to dismiss a case.

Settlement

Reasons for dismissal vary. Over 97% of federal lawsuits are dismissed, most of which are due to settlements.

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP)...
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Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryOne of the most sacred principles in the American criminal justice system, holding that a defendant is innocent until proven guilty. In other words, the prosecution must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt,...