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suggestion of death

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A quick definition of suggestion of death:

Term: Suggestion of Death

Definition: A suggestion of death is a document filed with the court to inform them that a person involved in a lawsuit has passed away. This is usually filed by the party or their representatives.

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Definition: A suggestion of death is a legal document filed by a party or their representatives to inform the court that a party involved in a lawsuit has passed away.

Example: If a person is involved in a lawsuit and passes away before the case is resolved, their representatives can file a suggestion of death to inform the court of the situation. This allows the court to take appropriate action, such as dismissing the case or appointing a representative for the deceased party.

Another example: In a divorce case, if one of the parties passes away before the divorce is finalized, their representatives can file a suggestion of death to inform the court. This can affect the distribution of property and other aspects of the divorce settlement.

The examples illustrate how a suggestion of death is used to inform the court of a party's passing and how it can impact the outcome of a lawsuit or legal proceeding.

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