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§ 4-200. Abbreviations for Words Used in Providing Case Histories [ BB | ALWD ] acquiescing acq. nonacquiescing nonacq. affirmed aff'd probable prob. affirming aff'g rehearing reh'g certiorari cert. reversed rev'd jurisdiction juris. reversing rev'g memorandum mem. Omissions in Case names: Principle 1: Omit "the" when used as the first word of a party name «e.g.» except : when part of name of an object subject to in rem proceeding «e.g.» or "The King/Queen" «e.g.» Principle 2: Omit subsequent actions listed after the first one (when a case consolidates several different actions) «e.g.» Principle 3: Omit all parties after the first one listed on each side «e.g.» Principle 4: In "in rem" cases: Omit all items after the first one listed «e.g.» Omit all words other than the common street address in "in rem" cases involving real estate «e.g.» Principle 5: Treat procedural phrases as follows: Omit all procedural phrases other than the first «e.g.» Reduce all remaining procedural phrases that are roughly equivalent to "on behalf of" or "for the use of" to ex rel. «e.g.» In adversarial proceedings omit all procedural phrases other than ex rel. «e.g.»
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Reduce all remaining procedural phrases that are roughly equivalent to "In the matter of," "Petition of," and the like to In re. «e.g.» Principle 6: Omit terms like "trustee," "executor," or "administrator" that described a named party «e.g.» Principle 7: Omit "State of" or its equivalents «e.g.» except : when citing decisions of the courts of the state in question, in which case omit the name of the state instead and keep "State" or the equivalent term «e.g.» Principle 8: Omit "City of" or its equivalents «e.g.» except : when the phrase begins a party name «e.g.» Principle 9: Omit all locational phrases
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