Asking a higher court to review a decision by a judge (in a lower court) because you believe the judge made a mistake.
- Civil Case
A case claiming the defendant was wrong. Defendant is asked to change their actions and/or pay the plaintiff money. *DRM only represents in Civil Cases.
It outlines why the plaintiff believes the defendant wronged them.
- Criminal Case
A crime against society. If found guilty, you pay your debt to society (jail sentence). *DRM does not represent in Criminal Cases.
A person, business or organization who has the case brought against them in a court of law.
Plaintiffs and Defendants exchange evidence, ask for certain documents, interview witnesses, etc.
A case is dismissed by the court system. The judge determines the case will not continue.
- DRM Legal Representation
DRM has the authority to pursue legal solutions to protect the rights of people with disabilities.
An agreement is used until a formal decision or permanent process is finalized.
- Legal Impact
We select cases that meet our priorities and, when possible, have the potential to impact the entire state of MI.
A motion is a written request or proposal to the court to get an asked-for order, ruling, or direction.
A person (or group of people) who brings a claim(s) against another in a court of law.
When the Plaintiff and Defendant put an end to their differences without having a trial.
Cases can take anywhere from weeks to years to resolve, depending on where the case is filed, the legal issue(s), the defendants, and the court.
The decision, opinion, or conclusion by a judge on an issue brought before them in a case.
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