In itself, litigation is a less-than-clear word. Put simply, it’s the process of taking legal action.
Here at NYL, we’re litigation experts, and we pride ourselves on speaking in clear, jargon-free language. Below are four terms from the world of litigation – with clear explanations!
1. ClaimantPreviously referred to as a plaintiff, this is the name of someone making a claim in the Courts.
2. DisclosureDisclosure or “discovery” is the process whereby each side swaps documents that are relevant to the claim.
3. AffidavitA written declaration made under oath, for use in court proceedings. These are different from normal declarations in that they carry a heavier burden on the maker if not true.
4. ProbateThis refers to the obligation of proving facts and generally lies with the claimant.
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