What is superior court?

  • (noun): Any court that has jurisdiction above an inferior court.

Superior Court

In common law systems, a superior court is a court of general competence which typically has unlimited jurisdiction with regard to civil and criminal legal cases. A superior court is "superior" relative to a court with limited jurisdiction (see lower court), which is restricted to civil cases involving monetary amounts with a specific limit, or criminal cases involving offenses of a less serious nature. A superior court may hear appeals from lower courts (see court of appeal).

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Superior Court Of Los Angeles County - Officers - Judges
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Sacramento County Superior Court
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Superior Court Of Los Angeles County - History
... to establish municipal and such other courts as it deemed necessary ... Each district had its own court, below which were County and then Justice of the Peace Courts ... Judge Agustin Olvera of the County Court and Judge Jonathan R ...
Smiley V. Citibank - The Case - Litigation and Regulation
... lawyers were challenging this notion in lawsuits across the country, mostly in state courts, with different degrees of success at different levels ... Malakoff and Ann Miller had filed one of their own, with the intent of taking it to the Supreme Court and forcing a resolution of the issue ... action against Citibank's South Dakota subsidiary in her state's courts in 1992 alleging that the $15 late fee she was charged for her Citibank Classic card violated ...
Superior Court - In Popular Culture
... Superior Court was a popular daytime television programme in the 1980s. ...

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