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dismiss

Etymology: L, dis + mittere, to send
(in law) to discharge or dispose of an action, suit, or motion trial. dismissal, n.

dismiss

(dis-mis′) [L. dimissus, dismissus, sent away]
In law, to end a legal dispute without a trial, e.g., because the judge rules that the accusation does not merit consideration.
dismissal (-mis′ăl)
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Clinton, operating under the influence of liquor, sufficient facts found, but continued without a finding until April 15, 2016, $250 operating under the influence fee, $50 operating under the influence victims assessment, $250 head injury assessment, $50 victim witness assessment; reckless operation of a motor vehicle, dismissed; operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, dismissed upon payment of $100 in court costs; possessing an open container of alcohol in a vehicle, not responsible.
If a complaint is dismissed "with prejudice," that usually means that no amendment is being permitted, and probably dismissal of the action at that point is what the judge really intends (assuming that, for example, there is no independent counterclaim still pending).
Judge Hellerstein dismissed the fuel-tank related charge, saying that the bank did not include the charge in its preliminary findings.
also dismissed RICO claims based on the Reves operation and management participation test.
Worcester, fugitive from justice on a court warrant, dismissed, rendicted (returned) to Minnesota.
The six counts dismissed earlier were four counts of forgery against both defendants and two counts of eavesdropping against Burl Looney.
The district court dismissed all claims and the appeals court affirmed.
Finally, the Judge ruled the purchasers' claims must be dismissed for the reason that purchasers could not show that they relied on the broker's representation.
Just five weeks before trial was set to begin in the Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, Angela McCool voluntarily dismissed with prejudice her lawsuit against Merck & Co.
Ramsey, 32, of the Worcester County House of Correction, possession of a class E drug, dismissed; delivering drugs to a prisoner, dismissed; possession of a class E drug, dismissed.
The federal district court dismissed the case for lack of jurisdiction.
On December 1, 2000, the court dismissed the case on appellant's motion.