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What Does Plaintiff Mean?

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In the court of law, a plaintiff is someone who institutes a suit in a court. In simple words, a plaintiff is the party who is the initiator in the bringing of the suit to court. In an individual act, the plaintiff looks for a solution in the court of justice for damages to, or a denial of his rights.

A plaintiff is the person who makes a formal complaint, specifically in the court of law. He may also be called as the accuser or the complainant.

If the suit is successful, the court issues judgement or a verdict in favour of the plaintiff. The judge may then issue a suitable court order in terms of compensation for injury etc.

In Britain and Wales, the term Plaintiff has been replaced by that of Claimant since the 26th of April, 1999, owing to the Civil Procedure Rules 1998.

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