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plaintiff

(formerly) a person who brings a civil action in a court of law
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In another positive development for welding flame defendants, a plaintiff in one of the Ohio multidistrict litigation cases recently dismissed his lawsuit, reportedly because he was not as disabled as he had first testified and because his attorneys allegedly refused to continuing representing him.
Of the 28 plaintiffs whose claims have been scheduled for trial, including the two plaintiffs in this trial, the claims of six were dismissed, the claims of seven were withdrawn from the trial calendar by plaintiffs, juries have decided in Merck's favor nine times and in plaintiffs' favor four times, and there have been three mistrials (one of which has since been retried to a verdict).
Sinyard: In Sinyard, the Ninth Circuit agreed with the Tax Court's determination that contingent attorneys' fees recovered by a plaintiff in an opt-in class action were includible in the plaintiff's gross income.
The plaintiffs live or have lived in the San Fernando or Simi valleys, where Rocketdyne for decades conducted nuclear energy and rocket testing at its lab in the hills in between the two valleys.
Groff immediately then demanded that plaintiff cease and desist using her loft as a dance studio.
It said the conclusion that a particular injury to a particular plaintiff possibly is foreseeable does not in itself create a duty of care.
The old bugaboo of the "conspiracy of silence" among physicians appears to have motivated courts to hunt for impropriety and to find it in the guise, for example, of defense counsel who work for the treater's malpractice carrier or of the treater used as a defense witness when he or she owed a duty of "total care" to the plaintiff that included only giving testimony that helped the plaintiff.
The plaintiff prevailed at trial on her Rehabilitation Act claim, and the first circuit upheld the jury verdict.
Many of the plaintiffs have also been involved with asbestos cases, and some have already, received an asbestos payout, Russell said.
On the court's belief that the defendants intended to walk away from Langan, the trial court noted: "This court harbors strong suspicion that the defendants acted during the latter part of the project with the supposition that if the project failed and plaintiff was not paid for its efforts, the plaintiff would have no recourse of any meaning and/or substance.
With the enactment of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the plaintiffs' bar wall now consider filing securities cases in state courts to circumvent the federal restrictions imposed on plaintiffs by the reform act.
6) Thus, the attorney's fees that law enforcement defendants may have to pay to the plaintiff continually increase as a 1983 lawsuit progresses through the normal stages of pretrial motions, discovery, trial, and appeals.