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Definition - What does Discontinuance mean?

The term discontinuance means to terminate a lawsuit. This is done by the plaintiff. The lawsuit can also be terminated when the parties involved agree to a settlement. The term can also be defined as the interruption of chasm in court hearing.

Justipedia explains Discontinuance

Discontinuance can be explained as failure on the plaintiff’s part to proceed in a legal action. There are conditions when the plaintiff can’t terminate his or her actions. Some examples include after a verdict, after demurrer joined, etc. Usually, plaintiff is liable for any cost incurred during the process.

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