- n. Plural form of pleading.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Law) The mutual pleas and replies of the plaintiff and defendant, or written statements of the parties in support of their claims, proceeding from the declaration of the plaintiff, until issue is joined, and the question made to rest on some single point.
“He ignored the pleadings from the Asian community.”
“Kate Kendall, Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, in an interview noted, "The Attorney General is charged with defending the Constitution and, in his role, he is uniquely positioned to say what he said in his pleadings, which is that Prop 8 is so fundamentally counter to the most basic understanding of how the Constitution operates that it simply can't be upheld as a proper amendment.”
“We could all get a good laugh when the worthless coward begs for his life, the same way Karla Faye Tucker did while bush was governor of texas and thought her pleadings were a laugh riot.”
“Writing the court, Garrison's wife also styled her name and pleadings in line with arguments put forward by sovereign citizens around the country.”
“The barbarous system of "pleadings" was then in full vogue, though soon to be weeded out even in its parent England, and the law to be made a trial of facts instead of traverses, demurrers, avoidances, rebutters and surrebutters, churned out of the skim milk of words.”
“In the mid-nineteenth century, American courts began to devise their own rules for pleadings, but again they required great specificity in alleging facts to support the claims presented.”
“Morgan Stanley declined to comment, but in court pleadings last year, lawyers for the firm said that St. Vincent representatives "authorized and were aware of" the specific investments that were made.”
“They have found out the hard way that their bleeding heart pleadings -- 'yes, the financial markets might destroy us, but how can we cut this or that worthy cause' -- don't cut it.”
“Man stands powerless before the elevator: it has no thoughts, and it has no way of registering our thoughts, our frustrations, or desperate pleadings.”
“At various times in their careers, lawyers see motions or other pleadings that, for one reason or another, strike them perhaps beyond unmeritorious.”
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