pleadings

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State Court Proceedings A Florida jury convicted Patrick Day of second degree murder and sentenced him to prison in September 1998. Brief for the Petitioner ("Pet'r"). at 3. Day appealed his conviction to the Florida First District Court of Appeal, which...
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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...