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Jurisdiction

The official power to make legal decisions and judgements.

Plaintiff

A person who brings a case against another in the court of law.

Defendant

A person accused or charged for committing an offense and taken to a court of law.

Discovery

Getting the facts and preparing for trial.

In rem Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction over property within its boundaries

In personam Jurisdiction

Personal jurisdiction over any person or business that resides in a certain area.

Long Arm Statute

A state statute that permits a state to obtain personal jurisdiction over nonresident defendants.

Probate Courts

handle matter only pertaining to the transfer of a persons assets and obligations after a death.

Remedies

The legal means to enforce a right or redress a wrong.

Appellate jurisdiction

court only hears appeals arising from cases heard in trial courts in its geographic boundaries.