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Do judges get penalised when their decisions are quashed by a higher court?

In New Zealand, court decisions are fairly often taken to a higher court and got quashed / overturned. When this happens, the higher court judge would typically rule that the previous judge "erred" in ...
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What are one's options, if he is incorrectly listed as defendant in civil lawsuit?

A little background: Two employees working for a competing beauty salon left it and came to us to rent out two stations. Since day one we have had landlord-tenant and not employer-employee ...
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What happens if I negatively answer the court oath regarding the truth?

Bailiff: (to the witness) Please raise your right hand. Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? Witness: No. What would happen? Unfortunately, in the limited ...
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Held indefinitely for contempt of court?

Tommy Gregory Thompson is a former deep-sea treasure hunter and is about to mark his fifth year in jail for contempt of court for refusing to disclose the whereabouts of 500 missing coins made from ...
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Is it required for a defendant to be in court?

Say that Nathan is on trial for 100 murder charges. He already knows his life is over, so every time they bring him into court, he starts screaming expletives out of turn. They charge him 1000 times ...
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Force person on stand to only say, yes or no, legal?

I've searched and have been unable to find the answer to this. It's a pretty basic question and something you see a lot in USA crime/law dramas. A person takes the stand under oath, under examination ...
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I just read this story about a lawsuit. Does it make any sense? [closed]

I read a fictional story about this assault/lawsuit, and I'm really stuck on some of the details. I'm trying to figure out if it was actually written correctly or not... So this guy assaulted another ...
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When is it ok to use tabloid news as evidence in court?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfLlAVFJZXg When is it ok to use tabloid news as evidence in court? Am I crazy, or this is irrelevant, full of hearsays and speculations therefore these tabloids ...
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Are leading-witness rules applied equally to prosecution and defence?

Preamble I'm a scientist, not a lawyer, so please excuse this if it's obvious. Background In watching the Chauvin trial, I've noticed that the defence lawyer tends to ask questions by stating the ...
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Why did Christopher Tran warn Judge Kelly about the Minister for Immigration's power to cancel Djokovic's visa?

I find this detail in the recent Novak Djokovic's Australian visa saga quite interesting. On Monday, 10 January 2022, when Judge Kelly delivered his decision to reinstate Djokovic's visa, Christopher ...
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Is the Judge allowed to ask about your nationality or citizenship during a speeding ticket hearing?

I am of Indian origin, legally living in the United States. For my speeding ticket hearing, the Judge asked me in front of the entire court house; "Are you from Pakistan? I replied "no" with an answer,...
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Surrogate Court for Petition of Probate New York - COMBINED VERIFICATION, OATH AND DESIGNATION what is SS

In NY, when filling out forms for Petition of Probate, it reads the following: COMBINED VERIFICATION, OATH AND DESIGNATION [For use when petitioner is an individual] STATE OF NEW YORK )_______ COUNTY ...
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Can motions made by a party in a multi-party case without an adversary be "ex parte"?

Some cases have only one "side", but multiple parties; there might, for example, be a petitioner and parties supporting the petition, but no respondent. An uncontested estate case with ...
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Do any judicial bodies in England have inquisitorial powers?

England mostly follows common law, an adversarial system which is the opposite of the inquisitorial judicial system. That said, are there deviations and variations from this in any of its judicial ...
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HOA - General Rule Violation [closed]

Sorry keeping some details private as to protect myself, but note I have a calendar log of every event that has happened. In the beginning of 2018 our HOA and we as Homeowners came to an agreement ...
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Can it be judicial misconduct to not rebut arguments of losing party?

Bob sues Rob in a civil court (adversarial system). Bob contends: I am right and Rob is wrong because of A. Rob defends: No, A does not apply because of X. Bob replies: No way. X does not ...
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What is the effect of FTT judges also “being” county court judges by virtue of s5(2)(t) CCA1984?

Under section 5(2)(t), County Courts Act 1984, judges of the tribunals are stated to be also judges of the county court. What does this mean in terms of effects? What consequential implications does ...
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Are courts obliged to act if they're aware of a violation, even if the parties are no longer interested?

(Not sure if the title is good) Hypothetical case: Alice files a lawsuit against Bob, alleging some grievance. During the case it's established that Alice violated the law first, causing Bob to take ...
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Is an IP address of a phone an Admissible piece of evidence in court? [closed]

If and IP address of a phone was used as evidence in court and that was the real only part of evidence the prosecution had, would that alone be enough evidence to prosecute the defendant?
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Filling a complaint to compel arbitration?

The concept of filling a motion to compel arbitration in response to a lawsuit is well known. Less known is the option of filling court proceedings to compel arbitration as a complaint - even when no ...
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What happens if I don't show up to the Court (DRA, Family Court, UK)?

The matter is listed for an adjourned DRA on _____ _____ 2018 10AM. The parties to attend at 9AM. DRA = Dispute Resolution Appointment I want to know what would happen if I don't show up for the ...
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