Definition - What does Notice mean?

Notice is a generic term given to a communique that informs a person or people involved in a legal action about their rights and/or responsibilities. It is usually, but not always, issued in writing, and can be delivered by mail or in person.

Because proper notice ensures that everyone involved in the action is aware of what's happening, it is an important part of due process.

Justipedia explains Notice

A notice is typically issued to inform a party in a legal action about a future court date, an order, a ruling or a formal request to the court. It is also issued to advise someone that they're being sued, the amount of time that they have to respond, and the consequences of

failing to do so. In addition to the defendant(s) in a lawsuit, notice is usually given to other parties, opposing counsel and the court.

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