A person sued in a civil proceeding or accused in a criminal proceeding. In Plain English: The defendant is the person that the plaintiff is suing. For most personal injury cases, the defendant is the person who acted negligently and…
A judge or jury’s finding or decision on the factual issues of a case.
In Plain English:
If a case goes to trial, the judge or jury will give a verdict at the end of the case. The verdict will include a statement about whether or not the defendant was liable and if so, the amount of the damages that the defendant will have to pay to the plaintiff.