Business / Real Estate / Plaintiff: A person who brings an action, the party who complains or sues in a personal action and is so named on the record.


Business / Debt / Attachment: Means that goods held by the person in debt, eg a car, are 'frozen'. Anything that has been frozen ('attached') can be sold. The money raised is then handed over to the person who is owed the money. MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Compurgation: In addition to trial by ordeal, compurgation was the medieval law practice among Christianized Anglo-Saxon tribes to determine innocence. A man accused of a crime would publicly swear to his innocence MORE


Business / Human Resources (HR) / Attorney: A professional individual who is authorized to practice law and can be legally appointed by either a plaintiff or a defendant to provide legal advice or act as a legal agent on their behalf during leg MORE

Collective Action

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Collective Action : A federal agency procedure that permits the aggregation of hundreds or thousands of claims requiring only that the employees be "similarly situated." The collective action may be maintained in eithe MORE

Fact-Finding Conference

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Fact-Finding Conference: An informal meeting directed by the EEOC to settle discrimination complaints between an employer and the plaintiff. MORE