The person whom the complainant is complaining about (usually the man). In AVOs the person against whom the AVO is to be made. In criminal matters like assault, the defendant is the person who is charged with committing an offence. In civil matters the defendant is the person who has to answer the claims made by the other party.
means any person, partnership, company or organization against whom a charge or complaint has been laid, relative to the contravention of these rules, regulations, procedures and policies of The Canadian Kennel Club.
The person or persons that are being accused by the petition before the court. In most abuse cases, this would be the parent(s). In divorce proceedings, the plaintiff can be considered the party that brings a petition of divorce or the contested element of that process to the court and the defendant is the other spouse.
Someone accused of violating the law. The defendant in a civil suit is accused of being liable by the person who's rights have been violated and/or who has been harmed, the plaintiff. An attorney, called a defense lawyer, usually represents the defendant. Most of the time, this lawyer is provided by the defendant's insurance company who, as a part of the insurance that the defendant bought, has a duty to defend them against any legal action.
The person or entity you are making the claim against and whom you believe is responsible to compensate you for your damages arising from their fault or actions. Almost all defendants have insurance coverage, and it is from this insurance coverage that a client gains his / her monetary compensation for injuries and the associated damages.
The person, company or organization defending a legal action taken by a plaintiff. The court will be asked to order damages or specific corrective action to redress some type of unlawful or improper action alleged by the plaintiff against the defendant.
is the person who got the court papers (the Complaint) from the Plaintiff in the original case. Even if you are the one who is bringing the case back to court, you will still be the defendant if you were the defendant before.
The defendant is the party who is being accused of causing the losses endured by another person. In a personal injury claim, the defendant or their insurance company can be held accountable for compensating you for your losses.
The person, company or organization who defends a legal action taken by a plaintiff and against whom the court has been asked to order damages or specific corrective action redress some type of unlawful or improper action alleged by the plaintiff.
In a Civil Court, it is an individual against whom a court action is brought by a Plaintiff for restitution of property or satisfaction of a complaint. In a Criminal Court, it is an individual accused of a crime.
A defendant or defender is any party who is required to answer the complaint of a plaintiff or pursuer in a civil lawsuit before a court, or any party who has been formally charged or accused of violating a criminal statute.