Decision/Determination/Ruling/Opinion/Order - Court Document

YPFS Definition

These four declarative actions are at a judge's disposal and are closely related, but they vary slightly in definition. One can typically identify this content by noting one of the four keywords below:

 - Decision: a judgment regarding the right and liabilities of the court. 

- Order :a directive by a court of law regarding a participant. A legal order is intended to be for or against a participant. A legal order contains the details of the decision provided by the judicial officer or the court on a petition or a hearing.  

- Ruling: an official proclamation by a judge (or panel of judges) that defines the legal relationships between the parties to a hearing, a trial, an appeal or other court proceedings. 

-Opinion: a judge's written explanation of a court's decision.  

How to Identify Author

The judges(s) and court making the decision/opinion/ruling.

How to Identify Publisher

The court in which the opinion or decision is made.

Node Naming Convention 

Use title as provided.

Related YPFS Content Types

Court Document-Filing

Court Document-Pleading

Decision/Determination/Ruling/Opinion/Order - Nonjudicial

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