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VENUE
The jurisdiction (the right place) in which court proceedings may be started.
VERBATIM
Exact, word-for-word.
VERDICT
A decision after a trial by a judge or jury on the issues submitted to the court.
VERIFICATION
A person's promise under oath or penalty of perjury that certain facts in a court paper are true. See MCL 700.12(1) and AFFIRMATION, OATH, PERJURY.
VERIFIED STATEMENT
1. A statement, for example, in a court paper, that has a promise by the party giving it to the court that it was signed under oath and everything in it is true.
2. A confidential (private or secret) statement that must be given to the Friend of the Court and attached to the complaint in a domestic relations action involving a minor or requesting child or spousal support. See MCR 3.206(B).
VISITATION ORDER
See PARENTING TIME.
VOIR DIRE EXAM
The questions lawyers ask of potential jurors to make sure that they will be fair and won't favor one side of a case over the other.