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opening

(Initial presentation of a case), noun beginning of a case, commencement of a case, counsel's initial statement, counsel's introductory statement, counsel's overview of a case, inception of litigation, initiation of a legal case, introduction of a case, introductory, start of a case
Associated concepts: litigation, opening statement

opening

(Opportunity), noun availability, chance, means, moment, occasion, once-in-a-lifetime chance, place, possibility, presented with an opportunity
See also: access, admission, admittance, chance, egress, entrance, entry, first appearance, fortuity, hiatus, inception, initial, loophole, margin, occasion, onset, opportunity, original, origination, outlet, outset, portal, preamble, preface, preliminary, prelude, preparatory, rift, start

TO OPEN, OPENING. To open a case is to make a statement of the pleadings in a case, which is called the opening.
     2. The opening should be concise, very distinct and perspicuous. Its use is to enable the judge and jury to direct their attention to the real merits of the case, and the points in issue. 1 Stark. R. 439;S. C. 2 E. C. L. R. 462; 2 Stark. R. 31; S. C 3 Eng. C. L. R. 230.
     3. The opening address or speech is that made immediately after the evidence has been closed; such address usually states, 1st. The full extent of the plaintiff's claims, and the circumstances under which they are made, to show that they are just and reasonable. 2d. At least an outline of the evidence by which those claims are to be established. 3d. The legal grounds and authorities in favor of the claim or of the proposed evidence. 4th. An anticipation of the expected defence, and statement of the grounds on which it is futile, "either in law or justice, and the reasons why it ought to fail. 3 Chit. Pr. 881; 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 3044, et seq. To open a judgment, is to set it aside.

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My findings also address the larger volatility of opening prices documented by Amihud and Mendelson (1987), Stoll and Whaley (1990), and Stoll (2000).
The ideal promotional price would be 49p for a 213g can but early indications are that opening prices will be higher and some promotional funding will be required.
The company has also reintroduced lower opening prices, reinstituted the layaway plan and retooled marketing programs and circulars that emphasized item values and price-point offerings.
Therefore, once opening prices start falling below offering prices, securities companies use a larger IPO discount.
The NASDAQ Official Opening Price (NOOP) currently determines opening prices.
Interestingly, the Shark Bar's opening prices are particularly appealing, especially when you consider its location in a high-rent area.
The opening will be heavily supported by print and broadcast advertising promoting special grand opening prices, entertainment, prizes, refreshments and free gifts at the door.