Demurrers Are Shortcuts to End the Case Immediately
Video Transcript: What is a demurrer? Hi, my name is Jason Sorensen. I’m a Tulsa attorney at Wirth Law Office, and today were going to be talking about demurrers.
So, you see demurrers a lot of times in protective order cases where there’s been some type of harassment or abuse against another party, and they want the court to step in and issue an order saying that the party can no longer have contact with them.
So, a lot of times with those cases, if the pleadings or the complaint isn’t significant on its face, meaning that they’re alleging something that just really doesn’t amount to needing a protective order, such as yesterday, the defendant came and stepped on my lawn. That’s just something that’s insignificant and doesn’t really necessitate a protective order against them. So, if somebody were to complain about something like that and want a protective order about something insignificant, now you can file what’s called a demurrer.
That’s your way of telling the court that even if what they’re alleging is true, even if its true that you really did step on their lawn and ruin their grass or whatever, that even if those allegations are true, it still doesn’t amount to a protective order. And if the judge agrees with that, then the judge can dismiss the case right then and there. So, a lot of times, demurrers are just your way of having a shortcut to just end the case immediately because there’s no real standing. There’s no real reason for having that case. But this is just basic information.
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