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Explanation: Motion is made to have the trial held before the civil court at xxx
Here, reference is to the trial as such, not a specific chapter of it, so you'd not say 'open' in English. It would only appear in phrases like 'at the opening of the trial, the judge admonished all parties....etc
gangels Local time: 15:01 Native speaker of: English, German PRO pts in category: 241