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pree trahy uhl

  • n  (law) a conference held before the trial begins to bring the parties together to outline discovery proceedings and to define the issues to be tried; more useful in civil than in criminal cases

  • At the pretrial conference both plaintiff and defendant state what they expect to prove in the trial, thus eliminating tricky surprise.
  • During the pretrial hearings, he even suggested she might have been "confused" while giving her pretrial testimony.
  • Compulsory pretrial meetings may expedite early settlements.
News & Articles

  • Pretrial Hearing Held for Officer Accused of Manslaughter
    LITTLE ROCK, AR - A pretrial hearing was held Tuesday for a former Little Rock police officer accused in the shooting death of a teenager. Josh Hastings faces manslaughter charges for the death of 15-year-old Bobby Moore back in August.
    June 12, 2013 - CW Arkansas
  • Pretrial hearing for Gillean delayed again
    CONWAY — A pretrial hearing scheduled Monday for former University of Central Arkansas chief of staff Jack Gillean was delayed a second time when defense attorneys filed a motion seeking a continuance.
    June 10, 2013 - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
  • Pretrial conference scheduled in case of arson suspects
    There will be a pretrial conference in Brockton Superior Court on June 13 for two men arrested and arraigned on multiple charges, including burning a building.
    June 10, 2013 - The Taunton Gazette
Quotes

  • Grigory Yavlinsky in 940 News
    We recognize that most pretrial appeals are not successful, but ...... this decision merits further review and the city must pursue every available legal means to obtain the benefits that were promised the people of Anaheim under the contract in... Curt Pringle http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curt_Pringle&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNG_IrKki_18M7BgBIUtFdRcD9GWOw USA Today http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/al/angels/2005-02-16-anaheim-appeal-name_x.htm&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFjUTDB6posYX7ETjDsiIH9YyLa9Q Feb 16, 2005 77319 104256 pretrial Whoever says Aleksanian can get the required treatment and have his suffering alleviated in a pretrial detention centre should provide evidence to that effect," Yavlinsky said in a statement.
  • Ruth Greenglass in Seattle Times
    He said the trial testimony about Ethel's typing was not inconsistent with what Ruth Greenglass told the grand jury but was developed by him "during the pretrial process."

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