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defendant

(di-fen'dint)
In law, the person, entity, or party charged or sued in a legal action. The defendant is the party accused of a criminal or civil wrong from whom legal relief or damages are sought.
See: plaintiff
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On or about March 14, 2016, while traveling in Italy, defendant PAPADOPOULOS met an individual who was a professor based in London (the "Professor").
Plaintiff next observed the defendant "put down whatever he was holding" and "walk from behind the counter towards" plaintiff and exit the restaurant.
In June 1996, the First and Second Defendants brought a subsidiary action against the First Joined Defendant (the main contractor in the construction of the Project) in the same case claiming damages equal to the amount that the First and Second Defendants would be ordered to pay to the Plaintiff should the Plaintiff succeed in its claim.
The bureau asked the court to try all four defendants under different sections of the Anti-Bribery Law and under Article Two of the Royal Decree No.
The absence of amendment severely undercuts the notion that Congress intended something other than the plain language that requires proper joinder and service of a forum defendant in order for Section 1441(b) to prohibit removal.
Ajaga Agboko told the court that the defendant committed the offences on July 6 at about 2:00 p.m.
He contacted the defendant who told him that the transaction was a mistake by the bank and that the money would return to his account.
In a statement of claim accompanying the writ, the estate company said it would contend at the trial that Access Bank Ghana PLC had given its blessings to the supposed holder of an account that had been opened in its name to perpetrate fraud on it, and or that the defendant is in cahoots with the supposed holder to perpetrate the name fraud.
The second defendant had met the fourteenth defendant who tasked him with the preparation of warehouses in Bahrain for storing weapons and explosives, which would be smuggled into Bahrain in addition to other explosives to be manufactured in Bahrain later.
"The defendant contends that the judge improperly admitted, over his objection, testimony from Dudis on redirect examination that the defendant's wife appeared at the scene of the scuffle outside the Big Y and purportedly slapped another loss prevention agent in the face.
Joshua Macktaz, who was not involved in the case, noted the judge's concern over the three-year time period during which the state had the ability to find the defendant's correct address but failed to do so.