Legal Terminology and Law Definition of Litigation

garnishment
is a means of collecting a monetary judgment against a defendant by ordering a third party (the garnishee) to pay money, otherwise owed to the defendant, directly to the plaintiff. … Full Definition »
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garnishment of wages
Wage garnishment occurs when an employer withholds the earnings of an individual for the payment of a debt as the result of a court order or other equitable procedure. Title III of the Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA) prohibits an employer from discharging an employee because his or her earnings have been subject to garnishment for any one debt, … Full Definition »
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Jurisdiction
Jurisdiction: the scope of authority given to a particular court, tribunal or other decision-making body; the types of cases a court or decision-making body has the power to determine; the geographical area in which a court or decision-making body has the power to make decisions. … Full Definition »
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removal
In the USA, removal is governed by statute, 28 U.S.C. §1441 et seq. With rare exceptions, a case may be removed only if, at the time of removal, the case could be filed in federal court. Removal requires an independent ground for subject matter jurisdiction such as diversity jurisdiction or federal question jurisdiction. If removal is granted, the case will … Full Definition »
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subpoena
Literal translation: under penalty Definition and use: a writ compelling testimony, the production of evidence, or some other action, under penalty for failure to do so. … Full Definition »
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trial de novo
Literal translation: trial anew Definition and use: a completely new trial of a matter previously judged. It specifically refers to a replacement trial for the previous one, and not an appeal of the previous decision. … Full Definition »
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venue
The geographic area in which a court has jurisdiction. A change of venue is a change or transfer of a case from one judicial district to another. In high profile criminal cases the original venue may be considered not the best venue due to possible prejudice stemming from pre-trial publicity in the area or public sentiment about the case which might impact … Full Definition »
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trial de novo
Literal translation: trial anew Definition and use: a completely new trial of a matter previously judged. It specifically refers to a replacement trial for the previous one, and not an appeal of the previous decision. … Full Definition »
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