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CNO Legal Glossary

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Temporary restraining order (TRO)
A short-term court order forbidding certain actions and keeping the status quo in a case until a full hearing can be conducted.
Testimony
Evidence presented orally by witnesses in court proceedings.
Tolling
To temporarily stop the running of a statute of limitations.
Tort
A civil wrong that creates liability. A tort action asks for damages for injury or loss to person or property and differs from breach of contract.
Tortfeasor
Someone who commits a tort, which is a civil wrong, rather than a criminal act.
Transcript
The written record of what has been said on the record in a court case.
Trial
A formal court proceeding in which a judge or a jury decides disputed facts and determines guilt or liability based upon the evidence presented.

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