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certificate of merit

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A quick definition of certificate of merit:

A certificate of merit is a document that a lawyer files with a lawsuit to show that they have talked to an expert and believe that the case has a good reason to be in court. Some states make it a law that certain types of cases, like when someone says a professional did something wrong, need a certificate of merit. This is to stop people from making up stories and wasting time in court. If a lawyer doesn't file a certificate of merit when they should, the case might be thrown out. Sometimes, the certificate has to be signed under oath or with a promise to tell the truth, and that's called an affidavit of merit.

A more thorough explanation:

A certificate of merit is a legal document that is filed with a complaint in a civil lawsuit. It is signed by the plaintiff's attorney and declares that the attorney has consulted with at least one expert and concluded that the lawsuit has merit.

For example, in some states, a certificate of merit is required in cases of professional malpractice. This means that before a lawsuit can be filed, the plaintiff's attorney must consult with an expert in the field and obtain a certificate of merit stating that the lawsuit has merit.

The purpose of a certificate of merit is to prevent frivolous lawsuits from being filed. By requiring the plaintiff's attorney to consult with an expert and obtain a certificate of merit, the court can ensure that only legitimate lawsuits are pursued.

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trees1234567
18:09
or they are waiting for their loan deadline
trees1234567
18:09
everyone
babybunny
18:10
the schools said you’re really great but I’m just not in a place where I can commit to something serious rn
trees1234567
18:10
*everyone I see on LSA is going elsewhere so I always have a sliver of hope that they have openings (but in reality that's only a small percentage of ppl)
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18:11
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Really? I feel like I see the opposite, tons of people going to Chi
babybunny
18:11
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18:12
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18:12
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babybunny
18:12
@Hellwoods2025: i know hon the deep state is censoring me
18:12
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babybunny
18:13
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trees1234567
18:23
thanks as always
babybunny
18:23
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babybunny
18:27
musta had you on my mind
trees1234567
19:02
obt congrats!!!
CTCSH
19:09
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has anyone ever heard of creative ways people got off waitlist? Like doing some sort of project or submitting material different than the usual essays or loci that worked?
KnowledgeableRitzyWasp
20:31
some schools like it if you visit their campus
KnowledgeableRitzyWasp
20:31
but loci is the core of it, with the promise that you’ll drop everything and immediately deposit/attend
@KnowledgeableRitzyWasp: Ok thank you!
@Seagulleagle10: go in and give the dean a firm handshake and tell em you want to go there
@Seagulleagle10: tell them nothing is going to stop you from attending
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