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A written application asking for relief or remedy, as in a petition for divorce. A petition is available only where statute or rules of procedure specifically prescribe it as a mode of procedure.

n. A person or a party who files or signs a petition or a request of relief.
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A petition is a formal written request from one or more people to the Sovereign or Parliament.

joint petition
One bankruptcy petition filed by a husband and wife together.
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A cross or counter petition is a protection order issued by a State or tribal court against one who has petitioned, filed a complaint, ...

COMPETITION IN CONTRACTING ACT (CICA) - A public law enacted for the purpose of increasing the number of Government procurements conducted under the principles of full and fair competition, ...

Bankruptcy Petition Preparer A nonlawyer who helps debtors complete their bankruptcy paperwork for a fee.

The formal, written document submitted to a court, and which asks for the court to redress what is described in the petition as being an injustice of some kind.

Petition: A formal request that the court take some action; a complaint.
Petitioner: The person who initiates the divorce by filing the petition.

A written document filed in a court asserting a claim or a right and seeking relief on legal grounds.
A collective noun for all the petitions, affidavits, replies, rejoinders drafted by or on behalf of the parties to a case.

petition - The pleading which filed commences the litigation in a civil case. It contains the allegations and request for relief and/or for recovery of money by the plaintiff.

Bankruptcy: The application made under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act for the Court to hand down a Receiving Order stating the person is in bankruptcy.

petition - Written request to the court asking for the courts ruling or determination on a matter.
petitioner - Initiator of a lawsuit i.e. plaintiff.
petty offense - Misdemeanor punishable by six months or less in prison.

Petitioner - The person filing an action in a court of original jurisdiction. Also, the person who appeals the judgment of a lower court. (See respondent.) ...

Petitioner: The petitioner is the party asking the Supreme Court to review the case because she lost the dispute in the lower court. Her name goes first in the case name. (For example, George W. Bush was the petitioner in Bush v. Gore.) ...

PETITION: a legal paper that starts a case.
PLAINTIFF: the person who started the case.
PRO SE/PROPER PERSON: representing yourself in court without an attorney. Back to Top
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PETITION: a legal paper that starts a case.
PETITIONER: the spouse who filed the divorce petition; same as "plaintiff."
PLAINTIFF: the person who started the case.

Petition - Written application to a court requesting a remedy available under law.
Petition for review - A document filed in the state Supreme Court asking for a review of a decision made by the Court of Appeals.

Petition - In criminal cases, a petition sets out the charges against the accused and starts the formal court process. It is also a document used to begin certain types of civil court cases.

One of the parties to a case. The petitioner is called this because he or she is petitioning or asking for something. The other party might be called the respondent , or might be an administrative agency.

petitionThe pleading which starts a civil case. It says "Thus and such happened, and I want you to make it right this and such way."
plaintiffA person who files a lawsuit.

The party to a cancellation proceeding who seeks to cancel the Federal registration of a trademark held by the registrant in such an action.

PETITIONER - One who files a petition with a Court seeking action or relief.

petitioner: In a special proceeding, one who commences a formal written application, requesting some action or relief, addressed to a court for determination. Also known as a plaintiff in a civil action ...

1) n. a formal written request to a court for an order of the court. It is distinguished from a complaint in a lawsuit which asks for damages and/or performance by the opposing party.

The person presenting a petition to a court, officer, or legislative body; the one who starts an equity proceeding or the one who takes an appeal from a judgment.
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PETITIONER: The person initiating a legal action, usually in a civil case. The person who presents a petition to a court.

Petition preparer
A business not authorized to practice law that prepares bankruptcy petitions.
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Petition (1) A writ by which civil court proceedings are initiated in which some administrative order of the court is required for something to be done which requires judicial authority.

PETITION (under Order for Relief)
The document used to begin a bankruptcy case.
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petition - A civil pleading filed to initiate a matter in Juvenile Court, setting forth the alleged grounds for the court to take jurisdiction of the case and asking the court to do so and intervene.

PETITION - A written application to the court asking for specific action to be taken.
PETITION FOR PROBATE - The document that summarizes a will's provisions and names the heirs.

petition Written application asking the court to grant a specified remedy; used in place of a complaint in certain actions, such as marriage dissolutions.
petitioner One who files a petition (above).

A request to the court to take action. A request to the court to take action.
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petition: A formal written request given to the court asking for a specific judicial action. (Compare motion.)
petitioner: A person that presents a petition to the court.

PETITION. An instrument of writing or printing containing a prayer from the person presenting it, called the petitioner, to the body or person to whom it is presented, for the redress of some wrong, or the grant of some favor, ...

The formal, written document submitted to a court, which describes an injustice of some kind and asks the court for redress.

petition for bankruptcy
Formal action by either a debtor or a creditor (q.v.) to file for bankruptcy (q.v.).
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Petition or Petition for a Writ of Certiorari - A party who wants the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision of a federal court or of a state Supreme Court must file a "petition for a writ of certiorari.

Cross Petition: A statement of the reasons for the breakdown of the marriage issued by the respondent. It will be different than that of the petitioner.

Petitioner: A party in whose behalf writs are filed, issued or ordered.
Plaintiff: The party who starts a lawsuit in civil cases, or the prosecutor acting for the State ofIdahoin criminal cases.

Document that asks the court to something, usually to start a case in specific types of proceedings that is similar to a complaint. In civil cases petitions are used to request domestic violence protective orders and dissolutions.

A formal written request filed with the Clerk of the Court requesting the court to take action.
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A petition is a pleading used in a special proceeding. A special proceeding may be commenced in Supreme Court. By definition, all matters in Family Court or Supreme Court are special proceedings, and use a petition instead of a complaint.

petitions (patent matters)
-- see MPEP 711.03 and Petitions Practice within the USPTO on Patent Matters for information
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The petitioner bears the burden of proving by a preponderance of the evidence that adoption is in the child's best interests.

Non Competition Agreements
National Association of Small Business Investment Companies
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unfair competition
An overarching term describing any commercial activity that tends to confuse or deceive the public about the sale of products or services.

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Petition: Formal, written submission to court, seeking redress of an injustice.

HABEAS CORPUS (Petition for) - From the Latin, this translates to "you have the body.

1 : a formal written request made to an official person or body (as a court or board) [a for equitable relief] [the creditor filed a for involuntary bankruptcy] 2 : a document embodying a formal ...
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TOP Ad damnum : Latin: refers to the parts or sections of a petition that speaks to the damages that were suffered and claimed by the plaintiff.

Decree nisi A provisional decision of a court which does not have force or effect until a certain condition is met such as another petition brought before the court or after the passage of a period time, ...

The term "sponsor" in the immigration sense, often means to bring to the United States or "petition for".

of Rights are: First: Prohibits laws establishing a religion (separation of church and state), and bans laws which would restrict freedom of religion, speech, press (now interpreted as covering all media), right to peaceably assemble and petition the ...

At common law, a defendant may "crave oyer" of the writ, bond or other specialty upon which the action is brought; that is, petition to "hear" it read.

upon petition of a party to the proceeding that commands an officer or party to perform an act or show cause why an act should not be performed <a ~ directing the district court to show cause why its ruling should not be vacated ­People v.

The most common present-day usage of the writ is to appeal state criminal convictions to the federal courts when the petitioner believes his constitutional rights were violated by state procedure.

It was possible to obtain a legislative divorce in Canada by application to the Canadian Senate, which reviewed and investigated petitions for divorce, which would then be voted upon by the Senate and subsequently made into law.

US law imposes an automatic stay that comes into effect at the time a bankruptcy petition is filed; generally, this stay prohibits commencing, enforcing, ...

A petition filed by a defendant against a third party (not presently a party to the suit) which alleges that the third party is liable for all or part of the damages plaintiff may win from defendant.
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Latin: a court petition which orders that a person being detained be produced before a judge for a hearing to decide whether the detention is lawful.

The party answering a petition or motion.
Source: Office of Child Support Enforcement.
The party who is alleged to have committed domestic violence against the Petitioner. Also may be referred to as "defendant".

Third party complaint - A petition filed by a defendant against a third party (not presently a party to the suit) which alleges that the third party is liable for all or part of the damages plaintiff may win from defendant.

This category includes fraud, employment and competition. One of the most commonly heard of is insurance fraud. These fires tend to be more sophisticated with less physical evidence and more complex fire-starting devices.

Plaintiffs and defendants (petitioners and respondents) to lawsuits, also known as appellants and appellees in appeals, and their lawyers.
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First Amendment
A guarantee of freedom of speech, assembly, press, petition, and free exercise of religion contained in the Bill of Rights.
For Cause
With sufficient legal justification to perform an act.

A disposition or condition of the body or mind acquired by custom or a frequent repetition of the same act. See 2 Mart. Lo. Rep. N.... more ...

Term: First Amendment
Definition: A guarantee of freedom of speech, assembly, press, petition, and free exercise of religion contained in the Bill of Rights.

Respondent: The person against whom an appeal is taken. (See petitioner.) ...

(Prima facie is Latin for 'at first sight' or 'on first consideration.') A showing of sufficient evidence to initially establish a petitioner's case.

" Most often, a writ of habeas corpus is a judicial order forcing law enforcement authorities to produce a prisoner they are holding, and to justify the prisoner's continued confinement. A petition for a writ of habeas corpus often is filed in ...

CHIPS: (Juvenile Court) Child in Need of Protection or Services. These are children whose cases have been brought into juvenile court, usually by the social services agency, as the result of a dependency or neglect petition. M.S. §260-015 ...

- - the agency within the Department of Homeland Security that judges petitions and applications for immigration benefits. USICE'U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement' - the agency responsible for investigating and prosecuting violations of U.

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