Legal Dictionary - M
Material evidence: Testimony, documents, and physical proof relevant to the issues in a case.
Mediation: A form of dispute resolution that does not require a formal court trial. In mediation, the parties bring their dispute to a neutral third party to reach a settlement.
Medical malpractice: A form of negligence where an injury results from a medical professional’s or medical facility’s failure to exercise adequate care, skill or diligence in performing a duty.
Mental anguish: Emotional suffering that may be considered in awarding damages.
Mesothelioma: A type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.
Motion: A formal request of a court or judge
Motion in limine: A party’s request that allegedly prejudicial information be disallowed in a case.