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1

If other person have a pecuniary interest in a lawsuit, they may step in and become parties in a process called........................

intervention

2

The.......................is the law that establishes the period during which a plaintiff must bring a lawsuit against a defendant.

Statute of Limitation

3

A person giving a deposition es called a ....................

deponent

4

Another name for jury instructions is .....................

jury charge

5

Papers filed with a court to initiate or respond to a lawsuit are called.................

pleadings

6

The initial pleading in state court is called a ...........

petition

7

The initial pleading in federal court is called a.............

complaint

8

A........................is a court order directing the defendant to appear in court and answer

summons

9

A chronology is a

time line

10

Name two dispositive pretrial motions.

1. Motion to dismiss
2. Motion for summary judgment

11

What does "dispositive" mean in that context?

to dispose of the lawsuit

12

When a lawyer speak to and with the jury panel prior to the selection of the jury, this is called?

Voir dire

13

The words that an attorney says to the seated jury at the start of the trial are called?

opening statements

14

The last words that an attorney says to the seated jury are called?

closing arguments

15

What two things may take place in trial immeditely after boths sides rest?

Rebutal and rejoinder

16

Who reads the verdic in Texas state courts?

the clerk

17

JNOV stands for the Latin phrase

Jury non obstante verdicto

18

Explain JNOV

a judgement entered by a judge after a jury has returned a verdict

19

When the judge reduces the amount of damages awarded by a jury, that's called?

remittitur

20

The appealing party is called the .................and the other party is called the....................

Appellant
appellee

21

What three actions may an appellate court take after hearing a case?

affirm
remend
reverse

22

The party who appeals may be required to post an appeal bond called a.......................in Texas

supersedeas bond

23

name five forms of discovery

1. request for admission
2. request for disclosure
3. request for production
4. interrogatories
5. deposition
6. Physical and Mental Exam

24

Written questions submitted to a party during discovery are called?

interrogatories

25

If an RFA is not answered on time, it is..............and to undo that, you'd file a .............

deemed admitted
motion to strike deemed admission

26

Pro se means.................

to represent oneself

27

Explain "ex parte"

When one party meat with the judge withoutthe other party been present

28

ESI stands for?

Electronic Saved Information

29

Clouds are?

remote storage systems hosted on the internet

30

A litigation hold is sent when litigation is (two words)

reasonably anticipated