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

[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.