Eight Hundred-Fifty Thousand settlement in a medical malpractice lawsuit for an eight-year old girl who sustained a brain injury due to the negligent medical treatment View More
impleader: an addition of a third party to an action by the defendant.
indemnity: security against loss or damages or exemption from penalty or liability under an indemnification agreement.
industrial injury: an injury or illness caused by the employment of the injured.
injunction: an order directing a party to stop doing, or start doing, a specific act. Also referred to as injunctive relief.
inquest: a trial of an issue of fact where one party alone introduces testimony. In personal injury law, it may refer to a non-jury trial for the purpose of fixing the amount of damages.
in re: In the matter of; concerning.
in rem: regarding the right or title to property.
insurance adjuster: an employee of the insurance company or third-party contractor, whose job is to settle claims made against the insurance. Insurance adjusters represent the financial interests of the insurance company and therefore typically seek to settle the insurance claim for as little money as possible.
inter alia: among other things.
interlocutory: provisional; temporary; not final, as in an “interlocutory decree.”
interpleader: an action by which the party having possession of an article or fund claimed by two parties may compel those two parties to litigate the title between themselves, instead of with him/her.
interrogatories: written questions directed to an opposing party, and often used in discovery, to discern factual information under oath.
intestate: without a will.