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It means that the case will not be heard in full, and it can happen for various possible reasons: The defendant files a "motion to dismiss" which is granted (for example if the plaintiff failed to comply with some court rule which makes the case irreparably unfair). The plaintiff voluntarily drops the case (for example if a settlement with the ...


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A case can be "dismissed" at (most) any time (however, the further along in the process a case is, the less likely a judge will allow a case to be dismissed without very good reason). A case can be dismissed with or without "prejudice", which in this legal context means essentially "finality". A case dismissed with prejudice ...


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“Like the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are as binding as any statute duly enacted by Congress, and federal courts have no more discretion to disregard the Rules' mandate than they do to disregard constitutional or statutory provisions." Chambers v. Nasco, Inc., 501 U.S. 32, 66 (1991). The civil and criminal ...


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The Rhode Island Supreme Court Rules, Part VII state, in part: PREAMBLE Proceedings in court should be conducted with fitting conduct and decorum. Although this rule permits the taking of photographs, the broadcasting, televising, and recording of court proceedings, such activities shall be subject to the requirements set forth in these rules. Canon 1. ...


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Usually, it is the county where the decedent was domiciled at death. Domicile is where someone resided with an intent to remain at the location indefinitely. For someone who just moved into a new house or apartment, a change in domicile could arise in as little as one day, there isn't a fixed number of days of residency requirement. It doesn't have a ...


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