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Medical Records

Chapter 1 Intro to the American Legal System

plaintiff the person or party who initiates a lawsuit by filing a complaint with the clerk of courts against the defendant, demanding damages, performance or a court determination of rights.
defendant the party sued in a civil lawsuit or the party charges with a crime in a criminal prosecution.
opinion the explanation of the courts judgment.
majority opinion the explanation of a judgement where there are more than one judge hearing a case and the majority rule the same way.
dissenting opinion the opinion of one or more judges that does not concur with the judgement delivered by the majority of judges hearing the case.
what are the four sources of law? constitutions, statutes, administrative agency rules & regulations, court decisions.
Created by: purpleleo