reply brief

reply brief
reply brief n: a brief that is filed with the plaintiff's reply and that sets forth the arguments in support thereof

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

reply brief
When a case is appealed to a higher court, the written legal argument of the respondent (the party who won in trial court), submitted in answer to the "opening brief" of an appellant (the party who lost at trial and has appealed to the appellate court).
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

reply brief
   the written legal argument of the respondent (trial court winner) in answer to the "opening brief" of an appellant (a trial court loser who has appealed).
   See also: appeal, appellee, respondent

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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