Memorandum of Points and Authorities
A document that cites (refers to) legal authorities such as statutes and court cases, and explains how those authorities support the position advocated by the party who wrote the memorandum. Often written to support a motion.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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