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TRIAL
The proceedings in a court where the issues between the parties are heard, and decision upon the issues is made. This examination of facts and law is presided over by a judge with authority to hear and make decisions in the matter.
ALSO SEE: ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION, QUESTION OF FACT, DOUBLE JEOPARDY, FINAL JUDGMENT, DEPOSITION, RESPONDENT, SETTLEMENT, SEQUESTER, TESTIMONY, BAIL BOND, WITNESS, VERDICT, VENUE

The information provided herein is not intended to be legal advice, but merely conveys general information related to legal issues commonly encountered.

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