Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Legal Definitions and Terms by Kelly Gordon Rogers
Court supreme - "Court of last resort." Highest court in the state and final appellate court. Kelly Gordon Rogers
Joint administration - the combining of two or more bankruptcy proceedings for administrative convenience. Frequently, the cases of affiliated entities are jointly administered. Joint administration does not necessarily result in substantive consolidation. (See substantive consolidation.)
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.
Kelly Gordon Rogers: Evidence - Any form of proof legally presented at a trial through witnesses, records, documents, etc.
Law - The combination of those rules and principles of conduct promulgated by legislative authority, derived from court decisions and established by local custom.
Plaintiff - a person or business that files a formal complaint with the court. Kelly Gordon Rogers
Perjury - Making intentionally false statements under oath. Perjury is a criminal offense.
Kelly Gordon Rogers Certificate under penalty of perjury - A written statement, certified by the maker as being under penalty of perjury. In many circumstances, it may be used in lieu of an affidavit.
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