The person the case is against is called the?
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The person who persuades and influences others is called?
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What are the people on both sides in a court case are called?
At the trial court level, the parties are called "plaintiff" for the person making the claim, and "defendant" for the person defending against it. In a criminal case, the person making the claim is the "prosecutor" or the district attorney in some situations, and the accused is called the "defendant." At the appeals level after the trial, the sides are called "appellant", for the person making the appeal from the trial court decision, and "respondent" for the person responding to the appeal.