plaintiff vs defendant

plaintiff defendant


  • 1) law In criminal proceedings, the accused.
  • 2) law In civil proceedings, the party responding to the complaint; one who is sued and called upon to make satisfaction for a wrong complained of by another.
  • 3) The party against which an action is brought.
  • 4) (Law) A person required to make answer in an action or suit; -- opposed to plaintiff.
  • 5) One who defends against an assailant, or against the approach of evil or danger; a defender.
  • 6) In law, a party sued in a court of law, whether in a civil or a criminal proceeding; one who is summoned into court, that he may have opportunity to defend, deny, or oppose the demand or charge, and maintain his own right.
  • 7) obsolete Serving, or suitable, for defense; defensive.
  • 8) Making defense.
  • 9) Defensive; proper for defense.
  • 10) In law, making defense; being in the attitude of a defendant: as, the party defendant.


  • 1) The case gained plaintiffs as students finished their studies and new students signed on.
  • 2) Yesterday was the turn of the civil plaintiffs in the case.
  • 3) ‘The defendants negligently told the plaintiffs that X was much wealthier than in fact he was.’
  • 4) ‘The plaintiffs sued the defendant alleging that he had been negligent in a number of ways.’
  • 5) ‘Several years later the plaintiff gave the defendant notice to quit under the lease agreement.’
  • 6) ‘Three defendants were each found liable to the plaintiff in a personal injuries case.’
  • 7) ‘The plaintiffs engaged the defendants as their solicitors to act for them.’


  • 1) In court, both defendants apologised.
  • 2) The defendants deny all charges.
  • 3) She said: 'The defendant did speak to his wife to try to remember who was driving.
  • 4) The judge dismissed the claim against both defendants.
  • 5) Three other defendants deny similar obstruction charges.
  • 6) There have been cases where the wrong defendant has attended court to give evidence.
  • 7) The three other defendants remain on court bail.
  • 8) The defendant accepts his actions were unlawful.
  • 9) The position of a convicted defendant was essentially different from that of a defendant at trial.
  • 10) The claims could well be aired by the two defendants when the case goes to trial.
  • 11) The defendant claims to maintain a "zero tolerance policy" for discrimination and harassment.
  • 12) The trio are standing trial with five others and all defendants deny the charges against them.
  • 13) The defendant appeared in court with his mother and was excused from sitting in the dock.
  • 14) No applications for bail were made on behalf of any of the three defendants.
  • 15) He is not one of the defendants to the action.
  • 16) The defendant had been convicted on that count but acquitted of robbery.
  • 17) Most of his early practice was on behalf of plaintiffs in personal injury cases or criminal defendants.
  • 18) The other defendants also deny the claim.
  • 19) The judge then proceeded to ask all the defendants in court if they knew whose mobile phone had rung.
  • 20) The second defendant appeared in person.
  • 21) You are going to have to decide whether the defendant's defence is pure invention.
  • 22) Under Italian law a defendant was not regarded as convicted until his conviction became final.
  • 23) The claimant in person; the defendants did not appear and were not represented.
  • 24) The defendant raised threshold defences contending no common law remedy or 1998 Act remedies were available.
  • 25) Under Italian law, defendants have two possibilities of appeal before a conviction becomes definitive.
  • 26) Any defendant may plead the defence of duress to a charge that they have committed a criminal offence other than murder, attempted murder or treason.
  • 27) So far the FDIC, which, according to Bloomberg, doesn't sue unless it believes the defendant is able to pay up, has only filed one lawsuit related to the credit crisis, against IndyMac executives in July.
  • 28) Especially when the defendant is an American citizen and his speech was published primarily within the United States, the entire logic of a First Amendment limit on libel would be eviscerated if plaintiffs could sue in London and then recover damages in the United States.
  • 29) When the defendant and the victim arrived in Orange County, the defendant is accused of buying a boat and convincing the victim to sail to San Clemente Island to meet with ‘federal agents.’
  • 30) Does it change the analysis if a defendant is already properly legally charged and therefore already facing all the consequences of prosecution, as happens in all deferreds?
  • 31) "In Developer's Trial, E-Mail Note Cites an Obama Role" (Catrin Einhorn, New York Times) An e-mail message made public in the Rezko trial raised the possibility that Obama was involved in a state health planning board that the defendant is accused of improperly influencing.
  • 32) If the jury feels that the law under which the defendant is accused, is unjust, or that exigent circumstances justified the actions of the accused, or for any reason which appeals to their logic of passion, the jury has the power to acquit, and the courts must abide by that decision.
  • 33) The judges in this country should throw out any case in which the defendant is accused of violating an unconstitutional law.
  • 34) "When you have four eyewitnesses that testify to someone under oath, you know what they call a defendant after that?" he asked.
  • 35) A defendant is free to accept or reject a proffered plea agreement, and an agreement whereby a defendant agrees to waive First Amendment rights as a condition of receiving an alternative sentence is not invalid solely for that reason.
  • 36) ‘In fact the tenant was not treated less favourably than a defendant in the High Court.’
  • 37) ‘The plaintiffs alleged trespass and the defendants claimed that they had a profit of grazing.’
  • 38) ‘The claimant and all three defendants were represented at the hearing of the application.’
  • 39) ‘Both the claimants and the defendants are in business for the purpose of making a profit.’
  • 40) ‘The criminal law ought not to be less favourable to a defendant than the civil law.’
  • 41) ‘The terms of the order were not explained to the defendant by the magistrates in open court.’
  • 42) ‘Three defendants were each found liable to the plaintiff in a personal injuries case.’
  • 43) ‘All claimants claim that there was a conspiracy by the defendants to injure them by unlawful means.’
  • 44) ‘The case had taken a long time to get to court as the defendant had pleaded not guilty.’
  • 45) ‘The prosecution say that the defendant was a man who could be violent in a calm and calculated way.’
  • 46) ‘Each case will turn on its own facts but in my view the claimants are more likely to succeed than the defendants.’
  • 47) ‘If the conduct of the defendants is not an issue in a defamation trial, what on earth is?’
  • 48) ‘The reality of the matter is that the object of these proceedings is to make the other defendants liable.’
  • 49) ‘The Trial Chamber found that in the case at issue the defendants were guilty of persecution.’
  • 50) ‘The defendants had approached and accused the police of kicking the girl, he said.’
  • 51) ‘What was done was in direct response to a hazardous situation created by the defendants.’
  • 52) ‘She instructed the defendants to draw up on her behalf a new will and two deeds of gift accordingly.’
  • 53) ‘The case was adjourned so that all three defendants could appear in court together.’
  • 54) ‘It is odd that you can get an acquittal, without the defendant even having to appear in court.’
  • 55) ‘The court was told the defendant was stopped by police because he was not wearing a seat belt.’

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