Calling The Plaintiff

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Meaning of Calling The Plaintiff

Formerly, in England, when a plaintiff found he had not offered sufficient evidence to prove his case, and voluntarily withdrew from the case, the appropriate court official would then call the plaintiff; and if the plaintiff did not respond to the call, he was nonsuited.

Calling The Plaintiff Alternative Definition

A formal method of causing a nonsuit to be entered, the plaintiff absenting himself from the courtroom, and the case being dismissed for his nonappearance after he has been called by the crier,

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What does Calling The Plaintiff mean in American Law?

The definition of Calling The Plaintiff in the law of the United States, as defined by the lexicographer Arthur Leff in his legal dictionary is:

An obsolete English method by which a plaintiff procured a nonsuit (which would not as thoroughly bar relitigation as an adverse verdict) in the face of an imminent loss. Just before the jury announced, the plaintiff and counsel would absent themselves and, upon their not answering the court crier”s call, the nonsuit would be awarded. This seems to have been a litigation variant of breaking a quorum to avoid an undesired vote; and it is hard to believe it could long have survived unless the practice in some way also served the defendant”s interests, e.g., as a compromise decision to allow, in effect, a withdrawal without prejudice.


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