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Plaintiff

Person bringing charges in lawsuit

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Defendant

Person against whom charges are being brought

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Liable

Legally responsible or obligated

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Litgious

Prone to engage in lawsuits

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Health care Practioner

Those who are trained to administer medical or health care to patients

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Precedent

Decision made by judges in various courts that become rule of law and apply to other cases.