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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Lawsuits by Victoria E. Green

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When the decision is announced, the court issues a judgment, often combined with an order telling the parties what to do. Both sides will provide the court with what’s called a “proposed judgment and order,” hoping that the court will just go ahead and use that rather than create its own paperwork. Some courts will ask the attorney on the winning side to “write up” the judgment and order and submit it to the court, to save the court’s time. When this happens, it’s a good idea to check the judgment and order against notes you may have made during the announcement of the decision, to catch any mistakes that might have been made.

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