Legal Prejudice Law and Legal Definition

Legal prejudice refers to a condition shown by a party that will defeat the action of an opposing party. In other words, it is a fact or condition which may defeat the opposing party's case, if the same is established or shown by a party to litigation. For example, if a condition is shown by a defendant, then it will defeat a plaintiff’s motion to dismiss a case without any prejudice. The defendant may show that the dismissal will deprive him/her of a substantive property right or preclude him/her from raising a defense that will be unavailable or endangered in a second suit.