Day in Court Law and Legal Definition

Day in Court is a popular term for a person’s opportunity to bring a lawsuit or use the court system if s/he thinks s/he has a gripe which can be resolved in court. A person is said to have his or her day in court when s/he is given notice to appear and has the opportunity to defend his or her rights, seek relief, or set forth his or her claims. When someone has had his or her day in court with reference to a particular matter, that individual will generally be prevented from relitigating the claim in a subsequent action other than in an appeal.