Legal Glossary Fort Lauderdale
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Objection - The process by which
one party takes exception to some statement or procedure. An objection
is either sustained (allowed) or overruled by the judge.
Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
- A federal law designed to develop and occupational safety and
health standards promote .
Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
- The agency established by OSHA to adjudicate enforcement actions
under the Act.
Official reports - The publication
of cumulated court decisions of state or federal courts in advance
sheets and bound volumes as provided by statutory authority.
On a person's own recognizance -
Release of a person from custody without the payment of any bail
or posting of bond, upon the promise to return to court.
Opening statement - The initial statement
made by attorneys for each side, outlining the facts each intends
to establish during the trial.
Opinion - A judge's written explanation
of a decision of the court or of a majority of judges. A dissenting
opinion disagrees with the majority opinion because of the reasoning
and/or the principles of law on which the decision is based. A concurring
opinion agrees with the decision of the court but offers further
comment. (A per curiam opinion is an unsigned opinion "of the
Oral argument - Presentation of a
case before a court by spoken argument; usually with respect to
a presentation of a case to an appellate court where a time limit
might be set for oral argument.
Order - A mandate, command, or direction
authoritatively given. Direction of a court or judge made in writing.
Ordinance - A rule established by
authority; may be a municipal statute of a city council, regulating
such matters as zoning, building, safety, matters of municipality,
Overrule - A judge's decision not
to allow an objection. Also, a decision by a higher court finding
that a lower court decision was in error.
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