Legal Articles

Continuously Insured

An insured person who has had no time period during which he or she was uninsured since first taking out an auto insurance policy.

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Comprehensive Coverage

The most common form of optional auto insurance coverage, alongside Collision, covering damage that is the result of non-collision factors, such weather and theft.

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Collision Coverage

Along with Comprehensive, the most common form of optional auto insurance coverage. Collision Coverage covers the cost (minus a deductible) of repairing damage to a vehicle when the insured driver is at fault or the at-fault driver is unknown

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Certificate of Financial Responsibility

A document issued by insurance companies or agents to vehicle owners as proof of compliance with laws requiring car insurance coverage.

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Car Insurance

A policy of insurance protecting an owner and driver against losses associated with the use and operation of a motor vehicle.

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Cancellation

When an insurance policy is terminated prior to the renewal date. Either the insurer or the insured can cancel a policy.

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CITIZENSHIP PAPERS

These are the papers that are given to a person who has been born overseas and is now recognised as a citizen of the country.

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CALENDAR OF CASES

a list of the cases to be read for trial and are scheduled to be tried during the terms of the court.

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CERTIFICATION PROCEEDING

the action of a national labour relations board that determines if an employee want that union to represent them.

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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

These are the methods of the law that apply to the apprehension, trial and punishment of the accused.

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CONTRADICTION OF WITNESS

This term is applied when the evidence presented disproves or is contrary to the testimony of a witness.

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COLORABLE CLAIM

a claim that appears to be valid but is in fact invalid.

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CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL

a federal agency that is a subdivision of the Public Health Service which is a division of the Department of Health and Human Services. See contagious diseases, reporting of.

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CONDITIONAL PARDON

the pardon that only comes into effect when certain conditions are met or terminates because a condition is not fulfilled.

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CAUSE CELEBRE

This term is applied to a celebrated case that attracts an unusual amount of public attention due to the people involved.

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CROOK

a common term for a thief, forger, conman or swindler.

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COST-PLUS CONTRACT

the agreement that fixes the amount to be paid to a contractor for costs of materials and labour.

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CONSIDERED OPINION

an opinion that is based on a study, reason or thought.

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CONSENT WRITTEN

These are the consent forms that a person will read and then sign when they agree to the terms of the procedure.

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COMPLETE

a term that means something is full or finished and is not lacking in any way and is a complete copy or a complete legal title.

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