first pleading

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1) By serving and filing, on behalf of a party, the party's first pleading or paper in the proceeding.
By filing and serving on behalf of a party, the party's first pleading or document in the court case.
By being listed on the first pleading or document without being designated lead counsel.
505 permitted the appearance of an attorney only upon the filing of the first pleading or document, a filing of a notice of appearance, or by the entry of an order of substitution of counsel.
Glancz also pointed out that the court's ruling actually makes it a little more difficult for plaintiffs to bring a disparate impact case because the majority opinion made it clear that plaintiffs should have to show a causal relationship between the given policy and the disparate impact that they were alleging from the very first pleading in the case.
Oakland officials first issued the eviction notice Friday after first pleading with protesters to leave the area.
He also ordered the company to provide a copy of the court's order and memorandum to every plaintiff in every lawsuit in which it was a defendant during the two previous years as well as to include a copy with its first pleading in every new lawsuit in which it becomes a party, whether as a plaintiff or defendant, for the next five years.
After first pleading not guilty to a racially aggravated public order offence, father-of-four Gerard Mc- Cann changed his plea as he was about to stand trial.
But after first pleading not guilty, Elizabeth Gibson, 27, of St Peters Close, changed her plea to guilty and was given a community order with nine months supervision at Warwick Crown Court.
At the time of filing its first pleading, motion, or other paper, each party that is not a governmental entity or natural person shall file (as a separate document) a certificate of interested persons that contains a complete list in alphabetical order of all persons, associations of persons, firms, partnerships, or corporations that have an interest in the outcome of the particular case, including subsidiaries, affiliates, parent corporations, and other identifiable legal entities related to a party.
But after first pleading not guilty, Elizabeth Gibson, 27, of St Peters Close, changed her plea to guilty and at Warwick Crown Court was given a community order with nine months supervision.