Legal Articles

Bodily Injury Liability Coverage

A type of auto insurance coverage wherein the insurer will cover the cost of bodily harm caused by the policyholder deemed at fault in an accident.

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Blue Book

A shortened name for the “Kelley Blue Book,” which publishes the values of used vehicles.

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Benchmark Rate

A government-set auto insurance rate used in Canada. An insurance company that sets its rates within a certain range of the benchmark rate does not need government approval to use those rates.

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BASTARDY PROCEEDINGS

legal action that is taken to compel the father to support his illegitimate child. See filiation proceeding; paternity proceeding.

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BOUNDARY SUIT

a lawsuit that determines the boundaries of lands and is a dispute between 2 adjoining land owners.

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BLUE SKY LAW

a statute that prevents selling the stock of a fraudulent company.

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BOOKED

The term that implies a person has been brought before a court in order to answer a charge or is legally bound to make an engagement.

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BOODLE

term given to any money that is received during an unlawful enterprise; money that is paid as a bribe.

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BOOTLEGGING

The illegal sales of intoxicating liquor or of stolen merchandise.

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BAIT

1. The term used to describe to anger or harass. The term for something used to entice.

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BLACKLIST

a list of persons that are to be avoided for one reason or another.

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BROUGHT TO TRIAL

the term used when a suit is brought to trial when the trial has already started.

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BY VIRTUE OF

This means by authority of or because of.

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BLOOD TESTS

These are the blood tests that a couple are required to undergo for syphilis before they can get a marriage license.

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BENEFIT OF COUNSEL

This the right that the accused has to be represented by an attorney who will be given ample time to study and to prepare the defence for his client.

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BOARD OF SPECIAL INQUIRY

the board that is set up by the commissioner of immigration in order to investigate all matters concerning immigration.

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BUILDING LOAN

a loan given to a person to enable them to erect a building.

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BENEFIT THEORY

the theory that if you back out of an agreement you must see to it that the other party does not suffer from it.

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BREAKING A WILL

the term that applies to contesting a will and being successful in overturning its validity.

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BINDING

Something that is obligatory or a thing that is required.

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