Tag Archives: Civil Cases

New York Civil Cases and the RJI

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State courts often have some quirky procedures, and the New York Supreme Court is no exception. Civil records from the New York Supreme Court typically include a reference to an “RJI” and whether it has been filed. What does “RJI” mean? Definition: RJI is an abbreviation for “Request for Judicial …

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Decoding Criminal Case Dispositions – Part II

In the previous piece about decoding criminal case dispositions, we listed the most common dispositions (e.g., guilty, not guilty, dismissal, not prosecuted). Here is a list of less common criminal case dispositions, some of which may be only found in one jurisdiction: Suspended Sentence: This means the court has delayed …

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Civil Case Dispositions – Dismissals

A dismissal also can take one of two forms: With prejudice – which means the plaintiff is barred from filing a new lawsuit based on the same claim.Without prejudice – which means the plaintiff can still file a new lawsuit based on the same claim, such as when the defendant …

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