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Entertainment Law Test 1 Study GuideLegal Process Vocabulary1.Allegations – Unproven statements2.Alternative dispute resolution- Other options besides trial (arbitrations, mediation, summary jury)3.Answer- admits/denies allegations, sets forth defense and counterclaims.4.Appeal- Complaint made by a litigant to a superior court that a trial judge committed an error5.Appellate court- courts that hear appeals, without juries, using 3-9 judges6.Arbitration- dispute is submitted to an arbitrator, objective third party7.Briefs- a written legal argument8.Charge to jury- instructions to the jury concerning the law that applies to the facts of the case 9.Civil case- if either party wants a jury, the case will be tried by a jury10.Claim- Demand for remedy, usually money, to compensate for a perceived wrong11.Complaint- Document issued by the plaintiff that contains allegations12.Counterclaims- States any claims the defendant may have against the plaintiff13.Criminal case- determination to have a jury is made exclusively by the defendant14.Cross examination- opposing counsel questions witness15.Default judgment- when the defendant does not give responsive pleading within timeline16.Defendant- party being sued17.Deliberations- Detailed discussions of the case that may result in a verdict18.Deposition- oral questions asked pretrial19.Direct examination- questioned from the party who called the witness20.Discovery- process by which each side obtains evidence known to the other side21.For cause- 22.In personam jurisdiction- authority of a court to determine a case against a particular defendant23.Interrogatories- written questions pretrial24.Judgment- Official decision of a judge about the rights and claims of each side in a lawsuit25.Judgement NOV26.Jurisdiction-Authority of a court to hear a case27.Litigants- individuals engaged in a conflict, referred to as parties28.Mediation-Mediator facilitates discussion and negotiations between parties29.Motion-Request in writing to a judge for relief while a lawsuit is ongoing30.Opening statement - Presentation to the jury outlining the proof a lawyer expects to present during the trial31.Parties- litigants32.Peremptory challenges-33.Plaintiff-party who initiates the lawsuit34.Pleadings – complaint, answer, reply35.Rebuttal- Presented after the defense has concluded its case36.Reply-pleading Relays plaintiff’s response to the allegations in the counterclaim37.Service of process- Delivery of the summons and complaint to the defendant by a specially appointed agent38.Settlement-resolution of a dispute without a trial39.Subject matter jurisdiction- a court specialized in handles court proceedings of a certain topic40.Summary trial-Attorneys summarize arguments to an informal jury with using witnesses41.Summary judgment- Asks the judge to decide case in favor of moving party with a trial42.Summation-Attorneys summarize the case for the jury (closing statements)
43.Summons-Document ordering the defendant to appear and defend the allegations made against him or her

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