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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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5 per cent to close the month at 30k per share compared with the opening price of 48k.
Opening price data come from the Financial Markets Research Center (FMRC) at Vanderbilt University.
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THE potential fortune for Sports World owner Mike Ashley from the flotation of his company could fall shy of predictions after spread-betting firms slashed estimates for its opening price.
The midtier white goods market has lost traction in recent years, with the bulk of volume at the opening price point and a large part of sales gains at the premium level.
NEW YORK -- In what had been touted as one of the largest IPOs of the year, Qimonda AG shares ended its first day of trading Wednesday just marginally ahead of its lower-than-expected opening price.
Here the retailer has launched a massive revamping of its store-operations group, recognizing that stores with unhappy and unmotivated associates are unlikely to have any appeal to customers beyond their opening price points.
Consider the bidding wars at auctions: The opening price is usually low enough to create a fast-paced one-upmanship between bidders, with many people participating.
Auctions are usually conducted in a Dutch auction format, whereby the buyer sets the opening price and descending bids are made in rounds.