bill of particulars


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bill of particulars

n. pl. bills of particulars
A more detailed specification of the charges or claims set out in the papers initiating a lawsuit, as requested by the other party.

bill′ of partic′ulars


n.
an itemized statement of claims or charges in a case, or the counterclaims of a defendant.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bill of Particulars - the particular events to be dealt with in a criminal trial; advises the defendant and the court of the facts the defendant will be required to meet
pleading - (law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding
allegement, allegation - statements affirming or denying certain matters of fact that you are prepared to prove
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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A conditional order is typically issued in a case in which a party seeks disclosure (4) or a bill of particulars.
81) In so doing, courts place great emphasis on the fact that a bill of particulars is not intended to serve as a discovery tool, and may not be used to circumvent the narrow discovery provided to defendants by the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.
His lawyers had earlier asked for a one-week postponement of the arraignment because they have not yet received the bill of particulars or list of detailed evidence on the case but the court rejected their plea.
Her bill of particulars is familiar: too much bad news, too much violence, too much stereotyping, too much preoccupation with the abnormal and atypical, too much infotainment, too little public service.
Let them, in turn, stand as a bill of particulars against his stewardship of the Supreme Court's tradition.
For example, in Ward's description of events leading to the resignation of James Robinson at American Express, he accepts the view widely publicized by the media that Rollie Warner was justified in his bill of particulars against Robinson.
Also included are a sample Bill of Particulars, a sample jury charge and a list of Web sites to assist your medical research.
Erickson's bill of particulars against the lieutenant governor, whom he calls "DewCrist," includes these:
Leave to amend a bill of particulars is ordinarily freely given in the absence of prejudice or surprise, unless the amendment is sought on the eve of trial.
The patient's bill of particulars as to Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Surgical Associates, dated December 27, 2005, alleged departures including a "[f]ailure to properly and adequately address and treat his post-operative complaints of numbness, shoulder pain, limited range of motion of the left arm, pains, numbness of the arm, hands and fingers with decreased function and hand to continuously diminish and deteriorate.
Instead of such a sweeping generalized and unsubstantiated dissent, however, why not present a bill of particulars with a cogent defense of an alternative view?
As the bill of particulars against King George III in the Declaration of Independence makes clear, the Framers of the Constitution were painfully aware of what happens when "good military order and discipline" breaks down.