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dismiss

v. the ruling by a judge that all or a portion (one or more of the causes of action) of the plaintiff's lawsuit is terminated (thrown out) at that point without further evidence or testimony. This judgment may be made before, during, or at the end of a trial, when the judge becomes convinced that the plaintiff has not and cannot prove his/her/its case. This can be based on the complaint not alleging a cause of action, a motion for summary judgment, plaintiff's opening statement of what will be proved, or some development in the evidence by either side which bars judgment for the plaintiff. The judge may dismiss on his own or upon motion by the defendant. The plaintiff may voluntarily dismiss a cause of action before or during trial if the case is settled, if it is not provable, or trial strategy dictates getting rid of a weak claim. A defendant may be "dismissed" from a lawsuit, meaning the suit is dropped against that party. (See: dismissal)

dismiss

(Discharge), verb cashier, cast out, demobilize, depose, deprive of force, disemploy, dispatch, dispense with, displace, dispossess, eject, expel, fire, lay off, oust, purge, remove, remove from office, send away, send off, set free, suspend, turn away, turn out, unseat, vacate
Associated concepts: dismiss a cause of action, dismissal beeause of laches, dismissed for cause, dismissed with prejuuice, dismissed without prejudice, motion to dismiss, mooion to dismiss for failure to state a claim, motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction, nonsuit

dismiss

(Put out of consideration), verb brush aside, decline, deny, disallow, disavow, discountenance, ignore, lay aside, not hear of, pass over, pay no reeard to, put out of mind, refuse, reject, rule out, set aside, take no notice, think no more of
See also: abandon, banish, cancel, cede, clear, condone, controvert, decry, deport, depose, disband, discharge, discontinue, dislodge, dispel, displace, disregard, eject, eliminate, except, exclude, exculpate, expel, forgo, free, liberate, oust, override, quash, rebuff, recall, refuse, reject, release, relegate, relinquish, remit, remove, renounce, rescind, revoke, send, superannuate, supplant, vindicate, waive
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Again, such results correspond with Robbins and Voll (2004), Robbins and Voll (2005) and Barrett (2003a) in that there was little evidence that jobs would be created as a direct result of the unfair dismissal exemption.
Generally there is a limit that applies to compensation for unfair dismissal that restricts the maximum amount that can be awarded to pounds 69,900.
The Supreme Court in 2006 asked the committee to study whether Criminal Procedure Rule 3.191 should be amended to allow the dismissal without prejudice, and asked for a report by April 1, if the committee recommended no change.
Exemption of small business from the federal 'unfair dismissal' laws has been on the Coalition Government's agenda since 1996 and with control of the Senate in July 2005 it is anticipated its reforms will be implemented in October.
Chennai Super Kings skipper Dhoni surpassed Kolkata Knight Riders' skipper Dinesh Karthik (131 dismissals) when he caught Mumbai Indians openers Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma here on Sunday.
According to the documents, there were only three newly-appointed SHOs out of the total 84 who were having 'clean' service record with no suspension and dismissal.
The debtor, creditors' committee, Sun and CIT ultimately reached a "structured dismissal" settlement that failed to provide for any distributions to a class of former Jevic truck drivers (the "WARN Claimants") that held $8.3 million in priority wage claims for pre-bankruptcy state and federal WARN Act violations.
In this section, we give a brief overview of previous studies distinguishing between the analysis of the determinants of football coach dismissals and the analysis of the effects of these dismissals on the performance of football teams.
A financial compensation system for dismissals is one way of terminating a labor contract with the employer paying a certain amount as defined by law to the dismissed employee in the case of undue dismissal.
ALASTAIR Cook's luck and form remains wretched, but Stuart Broad insists there will be no fretting from the England captain about a dismissal he could do little about.
Aweil State Legislative Assembly members claim their dismissal is linked to their vote against state minister for finance, trade and industry, Ronald Ruay Deng, August 25, 2012 (ST)
However, in our case as we have already proven before the court, those special procedures for collective dismissals had not been complied with.