hometowned
Slang for a lawyer or client suffering discrimination by a judge who favors locals over out-of-towners. Also referred to as a "home advantage," "home field advantage," or "home court advantage."
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

hometowned
adv.
   legalese for a lawyer or client suffering discrimination by a local judge who seems to favor local parties and/or attorneys over those from out of town.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • hometowned — adjective discriminated against by a local judge …   Wiktionary

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  • bias — bi·as / bī əs/ n: a personal and often unreasoned judgment for or against one side in a dispute: prejudice a judge disqualified because of bias Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

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