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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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The list is based on a survey of questionnaires carried out by CNFI, under the commission of the Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), which pinpoints 37 sensitive items for the projected market opening, including ceramics, towel, and footwear, home appliances, PCB (printed circuit board), plywood, veneer board, and switch for gas burner .
Dutch Minister for Economics Annemarie Jorritsma had warned her colleagues at the Energy Council meeting in Brussels on December 2: the Netherlands wants a level playing field in power market opening and will enforce it by all legal means.
OTCBB: GLOI), a leading provider of domestic and international risk management services, today announced that the company will institute a reverse stock split of its outstanding common stock at a ratio of 1-for-8 shares for all shareholders of record as of the market opening on March 6, 2007.
In a meeting with a delegation of Taiwanese legislators in Beijing, Liu stressed that China will not insist on the principal of equality in form for the mutual market opening, echoing the proposal of oweighted equalityo for the opening raised by Sean Chen, chairman of the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC), recently.
Several large markets are set for retail market opening in 2007 while liberalisation continues in most developing markets, even if only in the gas and power generation sectors.