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Vocabulary Words Puzzle #5

Teacher: Kelly
A court's written statement explaining its decision in a given case
Writ issued by a superior court to compel a lower court or a government officer to perform mandatory or purley ministerial duties correctly
Party's duty to prove a charge
To annul or make void, to terminate
A formal written request
Two words - an opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also answer the judge's question
A person or business who files a formal complaint with the court
To swear in a jury
Abbreviation for Michigan Eastern District
Two words - a district court may grant each side in a trial the right to exclude a certain number of prospective jurors without cause or giving a reason
Out of court statement, other than one made by the declarant while testifying to prove the truth of the matter asserted
One who makes a motion to the court
To refute, oppose or counteract something by evidence, argument or contrary proof
Three words - a party's request that the court enter a judgement in its favor before the case is submitted to the jury, or after a contrary jury verdict, because their is no legally sufficient basis on which a jury could find for the other party, Motion for Judgment as a ___ __ _____
An order issued from a court requiring the performance of a specified act
Anew, De ____
A type of judment entered against a defendant who has failed to plead or defend
One who asserts a right or demand formally
A written statement detailing the preliminary understanding of the parties prior to entering into an agreement or contract, _______ of Understanding
Not a grand jury, but a _____ jury
The authority by which courts and judicial officers take cognizance of and decide cases
A document prepared by counsel as the basis for arguing a case, consisting of legal and factual arguments and the authorities in support of them
Exemption from duty, liability or service of process
To occupy the place of authority
An invalid trial, caused by fundamental error
A duty to make good any loss, damage or liability incurred by another
A document prepared by counsel as the basis for arguing a case
The pleading by which the defendant removes a case from state court to federal court, Notice of _____
Two words - an action brought under the statute that allows a private person to sue for a penalty on behalf of the goverment, ___ ___ Action
Hyphenated word - a motion that will not dispose of a case, a ___-______ motion
Type of examination of a witness by the party on whose behalf he is called
A court decision in an earlier case with facts and legal issues similar to a dispute currently before a court
Three words - Now for then, a retroactive legal effect through a court's inherent power
One who voluntarily enters a pending lawsuit because of a personal stake in it
Written statements filed with the court that describe a party's legal or factual assertions about the case
Proper place for the trial of a lawsuit
The failure to obey a court order that was issued, Civil _____
To refute, oppose or counteract by evidence, argument or contrary proof
For the purpose of the suit, ad ____
A party's challenge supported for a specific reason, Challenge for ____
Case Management / Electronic Case Files