pendente lite


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Pendente Lite

[Latin, Pending the litigation.] During the actual progress of a lawsuit.

pendente lite

(pen-den-tay lee-tay) adj. Latin for awaiting the litigation (lawsuit). It is applied to court orders (such as temporary child support) which are in effect until the case is tried, or rights which cannot be enforced until the lawsuit is over.

pendente lite

‘while an action is going on’.

PENDENTE LITE. Pending the continuance of an action, while litigation continues.
     2. An administrator is appointed, pendente lite, when a will is contested. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1557. Vide Administrator.

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Pendente lite maintenance is the amount of maintenance during the pendency of the proceedings.
Under the SSCRA's discretionary stay provisions, the court might have stayed the father's custody proceeding but awarded him temporary custody, based on an expedited pendente lite custody hearing before the mother's deployment and/or on substantive state law that presumes a natural parent is entitled to custody unless extraordinary circumstances exist.
The court dismissed Reyes' opposition, declaring that "political considerations or factors being raised by the accused cannot override the mandatory character of suspension pendente lite that must be observed by the Court, which should remain apolitical.
Ombudsman prosecutors have been citing Section 13 in asking the court to suspend pendente lite public officials charged with graft as a matter of course.
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Puentevella to file his comment/opposition to the prosecution's motion to suspend him pendente lite dated August 25, 2015, after which, the incident is submitted for resolution.
This after the anti-graft court First Division in a resolution promulgated Tuesday granted the Office of the Special Prosecutor's motion to suspend pendente lite Mendoza, the governor who figured in the violent dispersal of farmers in Kidapawan city last April that killed three farmers.
After going over the arguments raised by the accused-movants in their respective motions for reconsideration, the Court finds no cogent reason to reverse its Resolution ordering accused's suspension pendente lite pursuant to Section 13 of R.
In a resolution by the anti-graft court First Division promulgated on Tuesday, the court granted the Office of the Special Prosecutor's motion to suspend pendente lite Mendoza, the governor who figured in the violent dispersal of farmers in Kidapawan city last April that killed three farmers.
In its resolution released yesterday, the graft court ordered the congressman suspended from office pendente lite for 90 days along with co-accused, Calapan City Engineer Benjamin Acedera.
In a statement, Biazon said he has never opposed the prosecution's motion to suspend him pendente lite.
In its four-page resolution, the Sandiganbayan Fourth Division ordered Arroyo "suspended from office pendente lite and said accused is hereby directed to cease and desist from performing and/or exercising the functions and duties, as well as receiving and/or enjoying the salaries, benefits and privileges of her present public position or any other public office or position she may now or hereafter be holding, effective upon notice hereof and continuing for a period of 90 days.