Robert Jason De Groot's answer What do you mean by codical? There is no such word. Do you mean codicil? That is an amendment to a will. Usually, a codicil must be executed with the same formalities as a will. Or do you mean just a code? That would be the statutes of your state, and yes each state has statutes.
Drew Barnett's answer I believe you are referring to "summary judgment." In civil cases, summary judgment is governed by Rule 56 of the Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure. Essentially, when a party seeks summary judgment, he or she is asking the court to rule that there is no genuine issue of material fact regarding a particular aspect of the case. If no disputed facts exist, there is no need for a jury to decide that particular issue; the judge can make the call. Thus, motions for summary judgment are often used to...
Drew Barnett's answer Under Alabama's official online court filing system (AlaFile/AlaCourt), "DV" is a designation meaning that a particular case is a civil case in district court, as opposed to circuit court.
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