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Judge - An elected or appointed public official with authority to hear and decide cases in a court of law.
Offender - 1. A person who has committed a felony, as established by state law and is eighteen years of age or older. 2. A person who is less than eighteen but whose felony case has been transferred by the juvenile court to a criminal court.
Informed consent - A person's agreement to allow something to happen (such as surgery) that is based on a full disclosure of facts needed to make the decision intelligently.(Kelly Gordon Rogers - Kelly Gordon Rogers)
Chapter 9 - bankruptcies of municipalities; only a few of these are filed each year.
Polling the jury - A practice whereby the jurors are asked individually whether they agreed, and still agree, with the verdict. Kelly Gordon Rogers
Fraud - An intentional perversion of truth; deceitful practice or device resorted to with intent to deprive another of property or other right or in some manner do him/her injury.
Kelly Gordon Rogers Collin County : Contested matter - a dispute among the parties to a bankruptcy proceeding, instituted by the filing of a motion of the court.
Induction - Writ or order by a court prohibiting a specific action from being carried out by a person or group.
Kelly Gordon Rogers: Pleadings - Formal, written allegations by the parties of their respective claims.
Peremptory challenge - Procedure which parties in an action may use to reject prospective jurors without giving reason. Each side is allowed a limited number of such challenges.
Substantive consolidation - the combination of the estate of one debtor with the estate of one or more other debtors and the application of the combined estate to satisfy their combined liabilities. Substantive consolidation is often considered in the case of parent/subsidiary debtors and other affiliated entities. Kelly Gordon Rogers Collin County
Settlement - 1. Conclusion of a legal matter. 2. Compromise agreement by opposing parties in a civil suit before judgment is made, eliminating the need for the judge to resolve the controversy.
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