What is the legal definition of dismissed

2016-02-22 15:56
 
What is the legal definition of dismissed
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2016-02-22
The legal definition of dismissed is termination of something like a legal proceeding or employment. In the case of a trial, it may mean to be acquitted. This word is derived from the term dismissal.
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2016-02-22
Usually a court case is 'dismissed' either without prejudice which means it can be tried again or with prejudice which means it cant be tried again.
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2016-02-22
v. the ruling by a judge that all or a portion (one or more of the causes of action) of the plaintiff's lawsuit is terminated (thrown out) at that point without further evidence or testimony. This judgment may be made before, during or at the end of a trial, when the judge becomes convinced that the plaintiff has not and cannot prove his/her/its case. This can be based on the complaint failing to allege a cause of action, on a motion for summary judgment, plaintiff's opening statement of what will be proved, or on some development in the evidence by either side which bars judgment for the plaintiff. The judge may dismiss on his own or upon motion by the defendant. The plaintiff may voluntarily dismiss a cause of action before or during trial if the case is settled, if it is not provable or trial strategy dictates getting rid of a weak claim. A defendant may be "dismissed" from a lawsuit, meaning the suit is dropped against that party.________http://dictionary.law.com/Default.aspx?selected=538

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