Suppose a civil lawsuit with multiple defendants. Some defendants are dismissed before judgment and some are not.

Why would the docket list some of the dismissed defendants as "terminated" and others not so?

What is the significants of "terminated" on the docket? How does a defendant become "terminated"?

Why would the court not list the so-called "terminated" defendants in the style page of documents filed while still listing the dismissed defendants?

If the "dismissed" defendants are "dismissed" until an appeal from a final judgment - what is up with the "terminated" defendants?

  • If there a particular source in which you are seeing these classifications? A link to that source would make it possible to provide a more accurate answer. – ohwilleke Feb 4 at 19:01

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