superior court


Definition of superior court

1 : a court of general jurisdiction intermediate between the inferior courts (such as a justice of the peace court) and the higher appellate courts
2 : a court with juries having original jurisdiction

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Lori Ann Relf is suspected of using her 2011 Kia Soul to accelerate and collide into the patrol vehicles and three officers in front of a QuikTrip, 1550 East Baseline Road, on June 4, according to a police report filed in superior court. , Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Phoenix woman facing charges after crashing into patrol cars, police officers," 12 June 2019 The lawsuit, filed in state superior court in Los Angeles, accuses the company, its affiliates and former President Richard Sackler of violating California’s consumer protections against false advertising and unfair competition. Alexei Koseff,, "California latest state to sue Purdue Pharma over OxyContin marketing," 3 June 2019 The complaints were filed in superior courts in Middlesex and Worcester counties. Laura Crimaldi,, "Prisoners’ suit challenges restrictive new rules on visits to prisons," 12 July 2018 The suit will be filed in superior court, Scolnik said. Shawn R. Beals, Courant Community, "Middletown Becomes Latest Town To Sue Drug Companies," 6 July 2018 As a prosecutor, a superior court judge as well as elected district attorney. Fox News, "Carter Page reacts to calls to declassify FISA documents," 15 Sep. 2018 But questions about the case arose almost immediately in Los Angeles, resulting in hearings and reinvestigations as early as 1971 by the district attorney, the police chief, the county board of supervisors and the county superior court. The Washington Post,, "Who killed Bobby Kennedy? His son RFK Jr. doesn't believe it was Sirhan Sirhan," 27 May 2018 All voters will be able to vote in a runoff between Kevin M. Farmer and Fani Willis to fill superior court judge’s seat. Arielle Kass, ajc, "Where to vote early in Fulton County ahead of July 24 runoff election," 4 July 2018 After the actress first sued FX last summer, a state superior court judge turned down FX’s request to have the suit thrown out. Maria Pasquini,, "Gone With the Wind's Only Surviving Star Olivia de Havilland Turns 102," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of superior court

1584, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of superior court was in 1584

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superior court

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Legal Definition of superior court

1 : a court of general jurisdiction intermediate between the inferior courts and the higher appellate courts
2 : a court having original jurisdiction and conducting jury trials

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