demurrer


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Synonyms for demurrer

(law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings

(law) any pleading that attacks the legal sufficiency of the opponent's pleadings

a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him

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The demurrer questions the sufficiency of the Ombudsman's evidence.
Filing a demurrer to evidence is an act contesting that the evidence offered in the case is insufficient.
Revilla maintained that his petition for demurrer of evidence should have been granted due to the prosecution's failure to present evidence linking him to the pork-barrel scam.
In his 11-page motion for reconsideration dated December 12, Revilla, through his lawyers led by former solicitor-general Estelito Mendoza, said the court's First Division erred in its December 7 ruling denying his motion for leave to file a demurrer to evidence.
A DEMURRER BASED ON A STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS WILL NOT LIE WHERE THE ACTION MAY BE, BUT IS NOT NECESSARILY, BARRED.
COURT'S OPINION: The California Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment entered in favor of the defendant physicians, James Lija and Helen Matthews, after the court sustained the defendants' demurrer to plaintiffs' third amended complaint for medical malpractice and loss of consortium.
Nevertheless, Judge Mosk sustained the demurrer without leave to amend.
The Committee contemplated only a motion for failure to state a cause of action that resembled the demurrer and a motion for summary judgment.
The trial court sustained defense demurrers finding the suits were time-barred.
The demurrer (motion to dismiss) shows some desperate arguments,'' attorney Craig Collins said.
That drew an unusually sharp demurrer from the White House, where spokesman Sean McCormack insisted: "The president said no such thing".
Pending: Symantec's demurrer was granted, with leave to amend.
The trial court sustained a demurrer filed by the parents, stating that "[i]f public policy demands a parent to be held liable in these circumstances, it should be accomplished by an appropriate act of the General Assembly and not by judicial pronouncement.
In a seven-page motion dated March 2, Revilla said presenting evidence would contradict his petition at the high court against a Sandiganbayan decision that did not allow him to file a demurrer that questions the Ombudsman's evidence against him.
She recalled that prior to the SC ruling, the Sandiganbayan First Division had turned down most of her pleadings for house arrest, demurrer to the evidence, and other legal issues.