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Trial on the Merits

Definition - What does Trial on the Merits mean?

Trial on the merits or a merit trial can be defined as a trial which is based purely on important facts and figures rather than technical practice rule. These rules may include certain jurisdictional defects or failure to serve properly. A judgment is made in merit trials after all the material evidence has been presented in court.

Justipedia explains Trial on the Merits

The merit trials can only be appealed after the judgment is issued. This means that parties involved can’t appeal during the trial and have to wait until the final judgment. The main reason for this is to prevent delays, which would be inevitable if the parties are allowed to challenge every decision.

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