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petition

1. a written document signed by a large number of people demanding some form of action from a government or other authority
2. Law a formal application in writing made to a court asking for some specific judicial action
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(QDOS), have disqualified a petitioning creditor with a partially disputed claim, holding that the claim is subject to a bona fide dispute, Other courts, like the United States Bankruptcy Court in Utah, in In re General Aeronautics Corporation (General Aeronautics), have ruled partially disputed claims are not subject to bona fide dispute, and therefore creditors holding partially disputed claims are not barred from being petitioning creditors,
First Nations challenged British colonial authority from the earliest days of colonization through the act of petitioning, says O'Brien.
Because the challenge of collecting signatures online has proven virtually prohibitive in some jurisdictions, it may prove worthwhile to consider providing support for petitioners on this crucial piece of the petitioning process when designing a system.
Perhaps the biggest problem with the petitioning system is its apparent lack of oversight, essentially turning the well-intentioned forum into just another crowdsourcing website.
For historians it certainly means that we cannot take the statements of support for parolees as necessarily 'truthful' accounts of their character and reputation in local communities-they were all part of the craft of petitioning for mercy.
The petitioner must be able to determine that injury has been caused to the group petitioning. Also, the petitioner must be able to define the industry being affected and illustrate the like products being affected.
If you're a presenter petitioning for a major Russian ballet company, says Jonathan Ginsburg, a Fairfax, Virginia-based immigration attorney who works with arts groups, it's completely unrealistic to assume that the final travel list would even approximate a beneficiary list submitted six months earlier.
The petitioning doctors may even agree with the self-assessment, but think that "they" or the "power structure" do not allow the medical director to be the physician advocate they wish him or her to be.
Kierner's book begins with an introductory interpretive essay that relates the process of petitioning to the changing ideologies of democracy and women's public participation brought about by the Revolution.
Rather, it is a proposed deficiency that starts the time clock for petitioning the Tax Court for a prepayment redetermination.
Blixseth (the "Blixseth Court"), has fleshed out the meaning of a bona fide dispute as to the amount of a petitioning creditor's claim and serves as a stark warning to creditors contemplating joining an involuntary bankruptcy petition.