Monthly Archives: September 2011

What is a Scintilla?

“Scintilla” is a frequently-used legal term that is derived from a Latin word meaning “a spark.”  It is used to describe how much evidence exists in the record to prove a particular fact.  When a court finds that there is … Continue reading

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What is a “Writ”?

A “writ” is written court order which commands someone to do something or to refrain from doing something. This term originated in English common law where it was first used to describe a written command from the King. As such, a writ … Continue reading

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