Definition - What does Contested mean?

The term contested refers to a defense in a court case against a claim (adverse) made by the plaintiff. It means an act of challenging a position which is imposed in a judicial proceedings. Contested also means a court case where both the parties involved present their share of evidence and where the parties do not agree and so they need the court to make a final decision.

Justipedia explains Contested

Contested can be explained as resistance, dispute, or opposition. A court case may be uncontested when the defendant doesn’t officially (formally) file his or her response with the court against the claims of the plaintiff. For example, an uncontested divorce means that the Respondant does not disagree with the petition filed for the divorce.

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