A paper filed with the court in connection with a pending action A complaint, an answer, and a motion are examples of pleadings Pleadings have different purposes A complaint is designed to state the facts that show that the defendant is liable to the plaintiff The answer is designed to state facts that show the defendant is not liable to the plaintiff A motion is a request, filed by the moving party, that the court do something, e g , dismiss the plaintiffs complaint because it does not state facts showing that the defendant is liable under the law; or enter judgment against a party when there is no dispute as to the facts and the law renders the party liable Cf motion to dismiss, summary judgment
A document filed with the court which asks for something or responds to a pleading filed by the other party
means a formal, written statement setting forth the cause of an action or the defense of a legal case
The process by which the parties in a suit or action alternately present written statements of their contentions, each responsive to that which precedes, and each serving to narrow the field of controversy until there evolves one or more points affirmed on one side and denied on the other, called the issue upon which they then go to trial
Any formal written application to the court for relief or notice and the written response to it Pleadings include petitions, answers, counter-claims, responses, and motions
Suing his employer for negligence rather than for violation of the Federal Employers Liability Act was an artful pleading, and the state trial court rightfully removed the proceedings to federal district court.
To present an answer, by allegation of fact, to the declaration of a plaintiff; to deny the plaintiff's declaration and demand, or to allege facts which show that ought not to recover in the suit; in a less strict sense, to make an allegation of fact in a cause; to carry on the allegations of the respective parties in a cause; to carry on a suit or plea
If you plead with someone to do something, you ask them in an intense, emotional way to do it. The lady pleaded with her daughter to come back home He was kneeling on the floor pleading for mercy `Do not say that,' she pleaded I pleaded to be allowed to go. = beg
If you plead a particular thing as the reason for doing or not doing something, you give it as your excuse. Mr Giles pleads ignorance as his excuse It was no defence to plead that they were only obeying orders
appeal or request earnestly; "I pleaded with him to stop" enter a plea, as in courts of law; "She pleaded not guilty" offer as an excuse or plea; "She was pleading insanity" make an allegation in an action or other legal proceeding, especially answer the previous pleading of the other party by denying facts therein stated or by alleging new facts
To argue in support of a claim, or in defense against the claim of another; to urge reasons for or against a thing; to attempt to persuade one by argument or supplication; to speak by way of persuasion; as, to plead for the life of a criminal; to plead with a judge or with a father
The mutual pleas and replies of the plaintiff and defendant, or written statements of the parties in support of their claims, proceeding from the declaration of the plaintiff, until issue is joined, and the question made to rest on some single point
1 Statements, in logical and legal form, of the facts that constitute plaintiff's cause of action and defendant's ground of defense Pleadings are either allegations by the parties affirming or denying certain principles of law, which are intended to describe to the court or jury the real matter in dispute BACK TO TOP
This application option lists all pleadings that have been filed in regards to the application Each pleading is identified by type, date the pleading was filed, a description of the pleading, and the name of the pleading file To view a pleading, click its file name Note: You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed with your web browser to view pleadings
Formal written statement in a civil action, served by a party on his opponents, stating allegations of fact upon which the party pleading is claiming relief, but not the evidence by which the facts are to be proved, eg: Statement of Claim, Defence
If someone is using special pleading, they are trying to persuade you to do something by only telling you the facts that support their case. The Secretary of State has given in to special pleading. when someone tries to persuade you to do something by giving you only those facts that support their argument
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[ 'plEd ] (verb.) 13th century. Middle English plaiden to institute a lawsuit, from Middle French plaidier, from plaid plea.
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