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What’s the Difference Between an Order and a Judgment?

This is a parallel question to the previous question (what is the difference between a hearing and a trial), because, generally speaking, an order is what follows a hearing, whereas a judgment is what follows a trial. Normally, a judgment … 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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