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An abbreviation for versus, meaning against. Used in case names, e.g. McDonald v. Chicago, 130 S.Ct. 3020 (2010).
Latin for "it is vacated." A rule or order that sets aside a judgment or annuls a proceeding.Illustrative caselaw
See, e.g. Monsanto Co. v. Geertson Seed Farms, 130 S.Ct. 2743 (2010).
Truthfulness or accuracy of a person or statement.Illustrative caselaw
See, e.g. Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, 129 S.Ct. 2527, 2537 n.6 (2009).
Against. Abbreviated as v. and vs. Used in case names, e.g. McDonald v. Chicago, 130 S.Ct. 3020 (2010).See also
Words and phrases that technically appear in statutes, but lack use or meaning because amendments or other statutes have diminished their effect.
Legal proceedings started with malice and without good case. Vexatious litigation is meant to bother, embarrass, or cause legal expenses to the defendant. A plaintiff who starts such litigation either knows or should reasonably know that no legal...
A traditional manner in which to address a judge.Illustrative caselaw
See, e.g. Uttecht v. Brown, 551 U.S. 1, 23 (2007).