10 terms

R. Tech. Legal Terminology: Lesson 22

Allied School of Court Reporting
the state of giving consent by failing to make objections
to exercise power without due authority
burden of proof
means proof of the material facts by a preponderance of the evidence
onus probandi
means the burden of proof
charge to the jury
sets forth the principles of law governing the lawsuit in progress, and it is delivered by the presiding judge
jury instructions or charge
given by the judge, to the jury, after a case has been presented and before they reach a verdict
dynamite charge
a lecture given by a judge to a jury that is having trouble agreeing on a verdict
hung jury
petit jury that cannot agree upon a verdict
directed verdict
given by the Court, for the defendant, when the evidence clearly does not support the plaintiff's side of the case