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litigant

[lit′əgənt]
Etymology: L, litigare, to go to law
(in law) a party to a lawsuit. See also defendant, plaintiff.
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The visiting litigants as well as lawyers are facing nuisance which creates major troubles for them if it is raining outside because there is no sheds outside the courtrooms.
The law minister said internationally the ADR was recognised as playing the role within the justice system framework supporting both the court and litigants.
The apex court issued these directions while hearing Human Rights Case regarding action taken by Chief Justice on problems being faced by the Lawyers and litigant Public at New Judicial Complex, Multan.
Nearly 30 percent of all divorce cases filed with the 22nd Judicial Circuit include self-represented litigants as both plaintiff and defendant and family law cases can be among the most protracted and stressful proceedings for litigants.
Many self-represented litigants are unaware of the nuances of court processes and struggle to navigate the judicial system, leading many lawyers and legal commentators to ask how and whether courts operate efficiently and fairly in cases involving a self-represented litigant.
Biometric system had also been introduced in the judicial complex, besides fixing a mega guide map for indicating the location of courts set up in the complex for the convenience of litigants, he added.
The Administrative Office of State Courts ( AOSC ) is seeking to procure the services of a consultant who can provide recommendations to the Rhode Island Judiciary with respect to gaining efficiencies, improving access, and enhancing the provision of services to pro se litigants in the wake of the Judiciarys recent conversion to a new electronic filing system for civil cases.
The helpline number 1888 would enable litigants and other stakeholders to receive multifunctional information over a period of time.
Following a three-year dispute between the litigants in courtrooms and at experts' offices and law firms, the Real Estate Court successfully convinced the litigants to reach an amicable settlement.
He said all lost data had been retrieved and not a single complaint was received from litigants.
There is plenty of competition to keep prices reasonable and for the potential litigants to shop around.
Progress is being made on completing a self-help process for pro se litigants to file forms through the statewide e-filing portal for the Florida court system.