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plaintiff

[plān′tif]
Etymology: ME, plaintif, one who complains
(in law) a person who files a lawsuit initiating a legal action. The plaintiff complains or sues for remedial relief and names a complainant in various civil actions. In criminal actions the prosecution is the plaintiff, acting in behalf of the people of the jurisdiction.

plaintiff

Forensic medicine  A person–eg, a Pt, who initiates a civil action to obtain restitution for injury caused by a negligent/allegedly negligent act

plaintiff,

n an aggrieved party who brings a complaint to the civil court system.

plaintiff,

n the party who sues in a personal legal action and who is so designated on the record.
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It is also troubling that the summary conviction appeal court overturned the conviction in this case on the basis that the accused was not in a position of authority and that, while there may have been a position of trust, the trial judge failed to go on and consider whether that position of trust led the complainant to agree to the sexual activity.
The defendant relied on People v Craig, in which the defendant, a hospital security guard, touched the complainant while removing a camera from her hand because the hospital had a no-camera policy.
The Policy requires a complainant to prove both registration and use in bad faith.
A registration may also be deemed to be abusive where circumstances indicate that the registrant is using, or has registered, the domain name in a way that leads people or businesses to believe that the domain name is registered to, operated or authorised by, or otherwise connected with the complainant (reg.
However, it offered to clarify that the complainant denied ever having purported to be a recently retired Royal Navy officer.
If one assumes that complainants with mental disabilities are not "smart enough" to fabricate evidence of sexual assault--the idea being that children do not lie and neither do women with the mental age of a child--the complainant can be perceived as more believable.
Duran told Today's Zaman that the testimonies of the 12 complainants that were made at prosecutor's office are very similar even with regards to their spelling errors.
The complainant told the interviewing officer: "He was saying how much I had helped him get through his illness.
She also asked for, and was given, the full name of the complainant.
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04 million by concealment of duty free/sales tax free import of input materials by the Complainant Company was under post-refund audit with the Directorate General of IR Audit under instruction of the FBR, there was no justification for allowing withdrawal of this complaint at this stage.