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The money awarded in a lawsuit to compensate the injured party for the wrongful conduct of another party.

Defense / defendant

The party being sued in a lawsuit or the accused in a criminal case.


The testimony provided by a witness or other individual involved in a civil or criminal case. Depositions are taken before trial, normally in an attorney’s office under official supervision and guidelines. Depositions are taken verbally, under oath, while a court reporter or recording device is present and are signed by the deposed to attest to the accuracy of the printed transcript. Once signed, a deposition becomes an official document and can be used as evidence.