county court

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county court

(Law) (in England) a local court exercising limited jurisdiction in civil matters
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coun′ty court′

1. a court of record having jurisdiction within a county over civil matters and some criminal matters.
2. a judicial tribunal in some states with jurisdiction extending over one or more counties.
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The chief citizen was York Leicester Driscoll, about forty years old, judge of the county court. He was very proud of his old Virginian ancestry, and in his hospitalities and his rather formal and stately manners, he kept up its traditions.
There was the Vicar of Whitestone, a parish a little way from Blackstable: he was a bachelor and to give himself something to do had lately taken up farming: the local paper constantly reported the cases he had in the county court against this one and that, labourers he would not pay their wages to or tradesmen whom he accused of cheating him; scandal said he starved his cows, and there was much talk about some general action which should be taken against him.
This was promptly declared unconstitutional by the Luzerne County Court, on the ground that it violated the Fourteenth Amendment in that it discriminated between individuals of the same class--namely, children above fourteen years of age and children below.
Her constitution declares, "that the legislative, executive, and judiciary departments shall be separate and distinct; so that neither exercise the powers properly belonging to the other; nor shall any person exercise the powers of more than one of them at the same time, except that the justices of county courts shall be eligible to either House of Assembly." Yet we find not only this express exception, with respect to the members of the irferior courts, but that the chief magistrate, with his executive council, are appointable by the legislature; that two members of the latter are triennially displaced at the pleasure of the legislature; and that all the principal offices, both executive and judiciary, are filled by the same department.
He took part in several cases before Langbaurgh East Magistrates Court in Guisborough and the local county court.
A judge yesterday adjourned a county court damages claim brought by a former rugby union player whose career was ended by a serious eye injury.
A judge at Lancaster County Court dismissed a claim for pounds 3,000 from builder Julian Rudd in relation to unauthorised charges and interest.
The demands for him to step down came after a county court accepted claims by his ex-secretary that Mr Gregory had bullied her at work.
Chief Supt Joy Lott was giving evidence at the county court action of ex-Pc Andrew Hurley, 34.
PLANS to alter the structure of the county court system in Wales have been attacked.
A state inmate brought [sections] 1983 action against a county court clerk in his individual and official capacities, alleging that the clerk's refusal to make a recording of a 911 call available for copying and inspection violated his constitutional rights.

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