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Word: quash

Definition: crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court


Sentences Containing 'quash'

A party, whether an individual or a corporation, who is not properly served may move to "quash" service of process, which will result in the court treating the case as though service had not been effected.
As trespass to chattels is extended further to computer networks, some fear that plaintiffs are using this cause of action to quash fair competition and to deter the exercise of free speech; consequently, critics call for the limitation of the tort to instances where the plaintiff can demonstrate actual damages.
Doe’s motion to quash the subpoena was granted.
Macro and Cato must stamp out corruption in the cohort and restore it to fighting fitness to quash Bannus - before the eastern provinces are lost to the Empire for ever...
One of the users moved to quash the subpoena under a pseudonym John Doe (Doe), alleging that enforcement of the subpoena would violate his or her First Amendment right to speak anonymously.
Plans by the current trustees, Haringey council, to replace all the charitable uses by commercial ones by a commercial lease of the entire building, including a casino, encountered considerable public and legal opposition, and on 5 October 2007, in the High Court, Mr. Justice Sullivan granted an application by Jacob O'Callaghan, a London resident, to quash the Charity Commission's order authorising a 125-year lease of the entire building to Firoka Ltd.
Therefore, Doe’s motion to quash the subpoena was granted.
This motion to quash is the subject of the present case.
This motion to quash raised an important issue on the First Amendment right of an Internet user, that is, whether and on what basis can a private party seek to discover the identity of anonymous Internet users through the enforcement of a civil subpoena?

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