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Plaintiff is a person who brings a case against another in a court of law.
A defendant is a person or entity accused of a crime in criminal prosecution or a person or entity against whom some type of civil relief is being sought in a civil case. Terminology varies from one jurisdiction to another.
A conclusion reached after an evaluation of facts and law.
As a generic term, decision refers to both administrative and judicial determinations. It includes final judgments, rulings, and inter-locutory orprovisional orders made by the court pending the outcome of the case. Frequently, a decision is considered the initial step in a rendition by acourt of a judgment in an action.
When referring to judicial matters, a decision is not the same as an opinion, although the terms are sometimes used interchangeably. A decision is the pronouncement of the solution of the court or judgment in a case, while an opinion is a statement of the reasons for its determination made by the court.
In common law legal systems, a precedent or authority is a principle or rule established in a previous legal case that is either binding on or persuasive for a court or other tribunal when deciding subsequent cases with similar issues or facts.
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Hi Nicholas, can you explain to me four in simpler terms or relating to the case? This is the case that I have to review. http://www.oyez.org/cases/2010-2019/2013/2013_12_158 Thank you for the other answers.
Jul 27th, 2015
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