Questions tagged [process]

For questions about any of the series of events that are legal actions in the initiation and resolution of a filing, including events prior and subsequent to the proceeding.

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How can I determine if a person filed a case against me?

A person in a different state claimed to have filed a case against me for posting something on Twitter (cyber bullying). That was 6 months ago. In the meantime I was out of the country and did not ...
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Can a Judge ask for a manifest injustice then dismiss the motion?

First, a Pro Se POST CONVICTION RELIEF was filed for an issue relating to tampering with evidence (a Joseph Graves issue) and the judge responded with: Since Defendant is seeking to withdraw her ...
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Separate permission required for amicus curiae brief?

I submitted an amicus curiae brief to a federal case and it was rejected on the grounds I had no permission from the court to submit one, however, in the brief itself, at the beginning I specifically ...
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Can a cop direct a pharmacist to fill a known fraudulent prescription in order to convict a subject of a higher crime?

If a cop is responding to a known fraudulent prescription, ask the pharmacist to stall the subject until they arrive so he can arrest the subject, but, instead of making the arrest for attempt to ...
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What do they mean and what are the implications when they say that a case was posted for "orders"

The Lokayukta Court on Monday posted for orders to October 4 a case filed against former prime minister H D Deve Gowda and four former chief ministers, for helping alleged land grabbing by Nandi ...
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What does "No Order on Count" mean as an disposition of a charge?

I'm looking at some case histories from the Cook County, IL criminal courts, and some charges have a disposition of "No Order on Count." What might that mean?
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How successful are non-lawyers when filing declaratory judgements?

First, note that I wanted to ask the question "how hard is it to file and argue a declaratory judgment?" But that would have probably been a subjective question. But if you could include in your ...
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Do they open the Bible during the court process?

Is the Bible being opened during the process in any state in USA in order to recite a quote from it or whatever? Do they swear on the open Bible or closed?
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How does one ask the court to recuse an attorney due to a perceived conflict of interest?

Is there a legal principle or process that can be used to ask a court in the US - either at the time of filing or during a legal proceeding - to consider recusing an attorney from the opposing side ...
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Plaintiff didn't respond to discovery - and later settled - can I get any legal fees back?

I was sued in New Jersey on (IMHO) pretty shaky grounds. I hired a pricey lawyer ($495/hr) to try to take care of it quickly. It was clear to me that the other side didn't have any intention to go ...
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Discovery and Efficiency of Process

Does discovery have to proceed step-wise, or is it possible (or even routine) to combine the discovery process whenever possible? Here's a hypothetical example of what I mean: I am suing an employer ...
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If a petition is dismissed without prejudice can it be refiled?

If the rules and laws of a court allow a party to bring a petition, and that petition is dismissed with an explanation but with no mention of "prejudice," can the petitioner refile what is ...

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