THE LEGAL PROCESS

negligent

Negligent is a legal term used to describe behavior that fails to meet the level of care that a reasonable person would have exercised under the same circumstances. Either a person’s actions or omissions of actions can be found negligent. The...

negligent tort

A negligent tort refers to a legal claim or lawsuit brought against an individual or entity for causing harm or injury to another person due to their negligent behavior (See negligence). Negligence is a legal concept that arises when a person...

new matter

(1) New facts or arguments raised in a pleading that go beyond just denying the allegations and present new issues. Federal Rule of Civil Procedure, Rule 15 governs when parties may amend, thereby incorporating the new matter into their pleadings. As...

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association (NYSRPA) v. Bruen (2022)

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association (NYSRPA) v. Bruen is an influential Supreme Court case in the field of constitutional law regarding the interpretation of the Second Amendment. The holding in Bruen reaffirms the precedent set in...

New York Times v. Sullivan (1964)

New York Times v. Sullivan (1964) is a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision holding that First Amendment freedom of speech protections limit the ability of public officials to sue for defamation. The case emerged out of a dispute over a full-...

newly discovered evidence

Newly discovered evidence, or after-discovered evidence, is evidence which existed at the time of the original trial but was only discovered after the conclusion of the trial. Newly discovered evidence is an issue predominantly in criminal proceedings...

next friend

The next friend is an individual who appears in court in place of another who is not competent to do so, usually because they are a minor or are deemed incompetent. Often, the role is filled by a parent or other relative; it can be any...

NIED

NIED is an abbreviation for negligent infliction of emotional distress.

Negligent infliction of emotional distress (NEID) is a tort, defined as emotional distress caused by negligent action. States differ greatly as to when...

nihil dicit

"Nihil dicit" is a Latin term used in the legal context that translates to "he says nothing" or "he utters nothing." In legal proceedings, it refers to a situation where the defendant or the party being summoned fails to respond or submit a...

nihil est

"Nihil est" is a Latin term used in the legal field, which translates to "nothing exists" or "it is nothing." In the context of law, the term "nihil est" is commonly associated with a writ of execution.

When a judgment is...

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