bench trial


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Bench Trial

A trial conducted before a judge presiding without a jury.

bench trial

(US) a trial before a judge without a jury.
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"Rule 23(a) and our case law interpreting the rule simply mandate that, in addition to the requirement that a waiver be made in open court through a discussion with the judge, the waiver must be put in writing prior to the start of a bench trial," Justice Gilbert V.
Desai's agreement with Garcia Empire and the resulting bench trial both occurred before the new law went into effect on Aug.
Perlow argues that the bench trial aspect of the constitutional amendment passed in 1934 violates what she asserts is a victim's right to have a say in a critical stage of a criminal case.
"I think most commercial contract participants will tell you they would prefer to not have a jury trial just because a bench trial, generally, is seen as more efficient and hopefully better for both parties," Smith said.
He warned that if VW failed to meet the new deadline, "the court would seriously consider whether to hold a bench trial this summer so that the polluting cars can be addressed forthwith."
Following a six-day bench trial in February 2013, Judge Sheridan found that Novel had not proven by clear and convincing evidence that the asserted claims of the Cy149 patent, are invalid for obviousness, anticipation or indefiniteness, the firm said.
Following a six-day bench trial in February 2013, Judge Sheridan found that Novel had not proven by clear and convincing evidence that the asserted claims of the '149 patent, are invalid for obviousness, anticipation or indefiniteness, the firm said.
Officer Brelo, a former Marine who had opted for a bench trial, sat stoically throughout the four-week trial.
> VERDICT A bench trial resulted in a $51,000 California verdict.
The Paralympian is facing a "bench trial", presided over by High Court judge Thokozile Masipa, helped by two assessors.
Anza, 53, of 25 Reservoir St., in a bench trial in Worcester Superior Court, was convicted in August of several counts of violating the state solid waste act.
(3) That is, if a lower court denied a proper demand for jury trial, the aggrieved party could petition the appellate court for certiorari relief before the case went to bench trial. (4) The Third District Court of Appeal explained the reasoning behind that protection in Spring v.