nominal plaintiff


nominal plaintiff
See nominal party.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • plaintiff — plain·tiff / plān təf/ n [Middle French plaintif, from plaintif, adj., grieving, from plaint lamentation, from Latin planctus, from plangere to strike, beat one s breast, lament]: the party who institutes a legal action or claim (as a… …   Law dictionary

  • nominal — nom·i·nal / nä mən əl/ adj 1: existing or being something in name or form but usu. not in reality defenses...raised by the corporation as nominal defendant in a derivative suit R. C. Clark 2: being so small or trivial as to be a mere token… …   Law dictionary

  • nominal party — see party 1b Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. nominal party n …   Law dictionary

  • nominal damages — see damage 2 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. nominal damages n …   Law dictionary

  • nominal damages — Law. damages of a small amount awarded to a plaintiff where substantial compensable loss has not been established but whose legal rights were violated. [1790 1800] * * * …   Universalium

  • nominal damages — An award to which the plaintiff is entitled, although he gives no evidence of any particular amount of loss, because the law infers damage from the breach of an agreement or the invasion of a right. Ferreira v Honolulu Star Bulletin Ltd. 44… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • nominal party — One suing or defending for the use and benefit of another. A person who is the plaintiff in an action, but who is not the real party in interest. One joined as a party to comply with a technical rule of practice, not because he has an interest in …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • nominal damages — noun (law) a trivial sum (usually $1.00) awarded as recognition that a legal injury was sustained (as for technical violations of a contract) • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑damages, ↑amends, ↑indemnity, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lessor of the plaintiff — In the common law action of ejectment, this was the party who really and in effect prosecuted the action and was interested in its result. The reason of his having been so called arose from the circumstance of the action having been carried on in …   Black's law dictionary

  • lessor of the plaintiff — In the common law action of ejectment, this was the party who really and in effect prosecuted the action and was interested in its result. The reason of his having been so called arose from the circumstance of the action having been carried on in …   Black's law dictionary


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