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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.) ...

n. A person or a party who files or signs a petition or a request of relief.
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Petitioner: The person who initiates the divorce by filing the petition.
Physical Custody: It is in reference to the parent with whom the child resides. Depending upon arrangements, it may be joint or sole custody.

petitioner - Initiator of a lawsuit i.e. plaintiff.
petty offense - Misdemeanor punishable by six months or less in prison.
physical custody - A parents who has the right to have his child live with him.

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.) ...

PETITIONER: the spouse who filed the divorce petition; same as "plaintiff."
PLAINTIFF: the person who started the case.

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.

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: 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 ...

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

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.

n. one who signs and/or files a petition.
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n. a term used for theft of a small amount of money or objects of little value.

Petitioner: Another word for plaintiff, the person starting the lawsuit.
Plaintiff: The person who sues or starts a civil case, also called the petitioner or the complainant.

petitioner One who files a petition (above).
pink and greens Pink and green sheets used to provide fingerprint information on criminal defendants to Washington State Patrol.

The party who files a petition with the court.
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petitioner: A person that presents a petition to the court.
Physical Custody: Where the children live, who takes care of them, and how much time they spend with each parent.

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.

The person who starts a case that uses a petition rather than a complaint to start the case. This person is the petitioner for as long as the case is open.
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A petitioner is the person bringing a petition; the individual making a claim in a special proceeding.

The petitioner bears the burden of proving by a preponderance of the evidence that adoption is in the child's best interests.

Habeas petitioners are not entitled to habeas relief based on trial error unless they can establish that it resulted in actual prejudice. O'Neal v. McAninch, 115 S. Ct. 992, 994-95 (1995).

A person starting a claim by way of a petition usually takes the title of petitioner and the other side, a respondent.

: new or repeated argument ;esp : presentation of new or additional arguments to a court on a matter of law or fact which a petitioner claims was overlooked or misunderstood by the court NOTE: ...
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May also be called "claimant", "petitioner" or "applicant. The person being sued is generally called the "defendant" or the "respondent.

(Also called the petitioner or applicant.) The person being sued is generally called the defendant or respondent.

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.

Dast Notice means service of the notice by the Petitioner on the Respondent(s) in person, and not by the Registry through post. This requires a specific order by the court. It is a procedural device that assists the petitioner in minimizing delay ...

(b) In a contest of the approval or rejection of a measure proposed by initiative petition, the chief petitioner of the petition, unless the chief petitioner is a contestant, and any other person involved in the cause of the contest.

Amended Complaint A second (or third, or fourth, etc.) version of a complaint submitted by the plaintiff or petitioner.

The number assigned to a case by the Clerk of the Court when the Complaint or Petitioner is filed; this number then permits the parties to file motions and subsequent pleadings regarding the case by affixing that number to such documents.

Plaintiffs and defendants (petitioners and respondents) to lawsuits, also known as appellants and appellees in appeals, and their lawyers.
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Respondent The person against whom an appeal is taken. (See petitioner.)
Rest A party is said to "rest" or "rest its case" when it has presented all the evidence it intends to offer.

Counter-Claim: A pleading filed by the defendant (respondent) against the plaintiff (petitioner).
Court Clerk: The administrative personnel of the court who handles the filings for court procedures and answers questions concerning them.

Definition - Noun
1 : a party who institutes a suit (as in admiralty) by a libel
: the petitioner or plaintiff in a divorce proceeding <the ~ agreed to pay alimony>
2 : See also libeler
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This is in the, nature of an action against a subject, in which the petitioner sets out his right to tbat which is demanded by him, and prays the king to do him right and justice; and, upon a due and lawful trial of the right, ...

The party who is alleged to have committed domestic violence against the Petitioner. Also may be referred to as "defendant".
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In such matters the moving party (the one filing the petition) is usually called the "petitioner." Thus, the respondent is equivalent to a defendant in a lawsuit, but the potential result is a court order and not money damages.

The person who brings an case to court; who sues. May also be called "claimant", "petitioner" or "applicant. The person being sued is generally called the "defendant" or the "respondent."
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A person who initiates a case in Court. That person may also be referred to as the Claimant, Petitioner or Applicant. The person who is being sued is generally called the Defendant or Respondent.

A person, corporation or other legal entity that files a lawsuit (the plaintiff or petitioner) or defends against one (the defendant or respondent).
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(Prima facie is Latin for 'at first sight' or 'on first consideration.') A showing of sufficient evidence to initially establish a petitioner's case.

The petitioner alleges the convictions violated state or federal constitutional rights. State habeas proceedings start in state District Court; federal habeas proceedings start in federal District Court.

The redress or assistance awarded to a plaintiff or petitioner by the court.
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Appellant - the side that lost in the trial court and has filed an appeal. Sometimes called the petitioner.

Plaintiff - The party who begins an action; the party who complains or sues in an action and is named as such in the court's records. Also called a petitioner.

Person, corporation, legal entity, etc., initiating a civil lawsuit. Also called complainant or petitioner.
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Plaintiff: The initiator of a lawsuit in civil proceedings, this person may also be known as "claimant", "petitioner", or "applicant".

The US Supreme Court held 'no' in 2004, noting that, '[a]s best we can tell, petitioner refused to identify himself only because he thought his name was none of the officer's business.'[37] The Court left open the possibility, however, that: ...

have satisfied the Speaker with their knowledge of Private Bill procedure and who alone may accept fees for taking a Bill through parliament. Agents must be registered with the Private Bill Office. Parliamentary agents can also act for petitioners ...

(See petitioner.)
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A party is said to "rest" or "rest its case" when it has presented all the evidence it intends to offer.
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See also: See also: Petition, Court, Person, Law, Party

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