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14/07/16 The Use of ‘LOSER’ and ‘WINNER’ in Legal English

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Courts sometimes use loser and winner as substitutes for appellant and appellee, respectively.
E.g., “We may affirm a summary judgment only if the record, read in the light most favorable to the loser [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][i.e., appellant] reveals no genuine issues of material fact and shows that the winners [i.e., appellees] were entitled to judgment as a matter of law.”[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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