codefendant


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codefendant

n. when more than one person or entity is sued in one lawsuit, each party sued is called a codefendant.

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Thus Albers followed Fisher in incorrectly defining Sweetin as a case decided on antagonistic defenses, but the court correctly recognized antagonistic defenses (as offered at trial) to constitute an entirely separate category from conflicting pretrial codefendant statements.
In the June 2012 decision, the Sandiganbayan ruled that the government's evidence by the government against Tan and his codefendants were inadequate, and that the testimonies, unverified affidavits and photocopied documents presented were hearsay.
The Davis court cited Canaday on discretionary severance, Gendron on severance where fairness requires it, and Brooks and Henderson for "Separate trials are required when the defenses of the several defendants are so antagonistic that a fair trial can be assured only by a severance." (531) Davis' trial motion for severance was based only on a bald, conclusory allegation that codefendant Huff s defense was antagonistic, and the trial court denied the motion after the prosecution agreed to delete any inculpatory statements from Huff regarding Davis.
During a search of his home and office, the police found information leading to a possible codefendant in the United States.
The trial court granted Velez's motion to sever from his codefendant but, instead of conducting two entirely separate trials, impaneled two juries to hear the defendants' cases at the same time.[18] When the state introduced the codefendant's out-of-court statement, Velez's jury was removed from the courtroom so that only the codefendant's jury heard the statement.
This Note argues that the majority's role for determining the admissibility of a codefendant's incriminating confession was correct.
ment Act (S 3181 and HR 5828) would require judgments against codefendants to be based on their proportionate contributions to claimed losses rather than on their ability to pay most or all of the entire judgments.
Under the joint and several liability standard, auditors have been required to pay for losses caused by actions of bankrupt codefendants.
She was the first of the three codefendants sentenced.
As has been previously reported, the codefendants were the mothers of the victims.
Graham, of no fixed address, and seven codefendants deny murdering Haroon Jahan, 20, and brothers Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31, in the early hours of August 10 last year.