|leading question||limited appearance||litigation|
|legal authority||limiting instruction||Local Rules|
Leading question: A leading question is one in which the question gives an indication of the answer. A “yes or no” question such as, “Were you confused when you received the collection letter?” is a good example of a leading question.
Liability: This is the fancy legal term for saying you owe somebody some money, but the money is not always established as a particular amount. An auto insurance claim is a liability against the insurer, but the amount is not necessarily clear.
Local rules: Specific rules which apply only to the court you are in. Local rules, for example, typically control how many interrogatories you may ask, and this number varies widely from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Local rules also will tell you what the judge wants from you in pretrial submissions or in various actions in front of that court.