Flashcards in Legal Terms- R Deck (26):
To approve and sanction.
Includes land, tenements, and hereditaments.
A brief term for real property.
To contradict; to refute, especially by evidence and arguments.
A person who is appointed by the court to receive, and hold in trust property in litigation.
To keep back or get something which is due; also, it is the right of a defendant to have a deduction from the amount of the plaintiff's damages because the plaintiff has not fulfilled his part of the same contract.
Examination of a witness by a cross-examiner subsequent to a redirect examination of the witness.
To release an estate or article from mortgage or pledge by paying the debt for which it stood as security.
Examination of a witness by the direct examiner subsequent to the cross-examination of the witness.
A person to whom a cause pending in a court is referred by the court, to take testimony, hear the parties, and report thereon to the court.
A method of submitting an important legislative or administrative matter to a direct vote of the people.
Evidence including evidence relevant to the credulity o a witness or hearsay declarant, having any tendency in reason to prove or disprove any disputed fact that is of consequence to the determination of the action.
To send a case back to the lower court from which it came, for further proceedings.
An action to recover goods or chattels wrongfully taken or detained.
Generally, a reply is what the plaintiff or other person who has instituted proceedings says in answer to the defendant's case.
A thing judicially acted upon or decided.
Doctrine that an issue or dispute litigated and determined in a case between the opposing parties is deemed permanently decided between these parties.
To avoid or cancel a contract.
A defendant in a proceeding in chancery or admiralty; also the person who contends against the appeal in a case.
In equity, it is the restoration of both parties to their original condition (when practicable), upon the rescission of a contract for fraud or similar cause.
Looking back; effective as of a prior time.
A term used by appellate courts to indicate that the decision of the lower court in the case before it has been set aside.
To recall or cancel.