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Wanda Krupski used a South Carolina-based travel agent to purchase a cruise from Costa Cruise Lines, N.V., LLC (“Costa Cruise”) in Hollywood, Florida. Krupski v. Costa Crociere, 330 Fed.Appx. 892, 893 (11th Cir. 2009). The travel documents listed Costa...

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Overview

Many successful criminal prosecutions in the United States end not with jury trials, but with plea bargains. Plea bargains are agreements between defendants and prosecutors in which defendants agree to plead guilty to some or all of the charges...

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Definition

Pleading is the beginning stage of a lawsuit in which parties formally submit their claims and defenses.

Overview

The plaintiff submits a complaint stating the cause of action. The defendant submits an answer stating his or her defenses...