courts and procedure

Sequestration

1. Process of removing property from its possessor, pending the outcome of a judicial dispute between multiple parties who claim ownership.

2. Judicially ordered seizure of goods, as from a bankrupt party, or a person who acts in contempt of...

Service

Service is the formal delivery of litigation documents to give the opposing litigant notice of the suit against them. The concept requiring proper service before individuals may be brought to court is also often referred to as service of...

Service by fax

Service by fax is a substitute delivery of litigation documents to give the opposing litigant notice of the suit against them by faxing the documents to the party or parties requiring service. Generally, a person must consent to service by...

Service by mail

Service by mail is a substitute delivery of litigation documents to give the opposing litigant notice of the suit against them by mailing the documents to the party or parties requiring service. In federal court, Federal Rule of Civil...

Service by publication

Service by publication is a substitute delivery of litigation documents to give the opposing litigant notice of the suit against them by publishing the documents in an advertisement or in a newspaper of general circulation. Service by...

Service of Process

The Due Process clauses in the United States Constitution prohibit courts from exercising personal jurisdiction over a defendant unless the defendant has proper notice of the court's proceedings. To meet this rule, courts require plaintiffs to arrange...

set

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryTo schedule, as to "set a case for trial."

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setting

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary1) The scheduling of a particular legal proceeding, such as a hearing or trial. 2) The date and time when a particular hearing or trial is scheduled to take place.

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Sherman Antitrust Act

Definition

The Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 is a federal statute which prohibits activities that restrict interstate commerce and competition in the marketplace. The Sherman Act was amended by the Clayton Act in 1914. The Sherman Act is codified in 15...

shifting the burden of proof

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryIn a lawsuit, the transfer of the obligation to prove particular facts from one party to the other. For example, the person who sued (the plaintiff) initially bears the burden of proving facts that, if no...

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