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 Bill of Particulars should be allowed when the charge and minutes do not sufficiently inform the defendant of the evidence, which the prosecution will use against him," one of his lawyers, Gina Messamer, explained.
The August 11 Supreme Court decision granted the petition of Enrile, the former boss and co-accused of Reyes in the plunder case in connection with pork barrel scam, that the Ombudsman provide the bill of particulars in the case.
A conditional order is typically issued in a case in which a party seeks disclosure (4) or a bill of particulars.
Two items headed Kennedy's bill of particulars against Carter: The president's reluctance to enact national health care and his response to the rising unemployment and inflation ("stagflation" was the term dujour then) of the late 1970s.
The stipulation, which was so-ordered by the Supreme Court on July 25, 2005, provided that 'the plaintiff will be precluded at the time of trial from introducing into evidence any matter contained in the demands set forth in Paragraph W above and not served within sixty (60) days of the date herein: It is undisputed that the plaintiff failed to serve its response to the demands, including the demand for a bill of particulars, within the relevant 60-day period.
What follows, then, is really a bill of particulars drawn up by some of the nation's leading lawyers and historians, that attempts to support these conclusions.
It turned out the bill of particulars was pretty much the same from book to book, and since I already agreed that Bush was an unusually bad president--in fact, my daily job at The Washington Monthly was frequently dedicated to illustrating just that point--there hardly seemed much sense in proving the law of diminishing returns by continuing to read every new screed that came out.
When deconstructed, however, it appears a feeble prescription for the nation's transit ills--coming up slipshod and trivial in its bill of particulars.
The lawsuit was dismissed in 1992 because Kreitzer failed to comply with a discovery order seeking a bill of particulars, despite a pending order of preclusion directing him to provide one within a specific time frame.
Since then, new revelations have created a bill of particulars against White serious enough to warrant probes by a federal grand jury and the Defense Department's Inspector General.