Terms of Art Crime Tort Plaintiff Defendant Petitioner (also appellant) Respondent (also appellee) Cause of action (also complaint or claim) Opinion Binding law, precedent Certiorari
Arguing in the Alternative "Say you sue me because you say my dog bit you," he once explained. "Well, this is my defense: My dog doesn't bite. And second, in the alternative, my dog was tied up that night. Third, I don't believe you really got bit. And fourth, I don't have a dog."