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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CIRCUIT COURT

a court where the authority covers several districts or counties where several judges can preside at the same time with each handling a different case.

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CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION

the term that is given to the prison or a reformatory.

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CRIME OF PASSION

the name given to a crime that is committed under circumstances that involves the compelling emotion of the perpetrator.

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CONTINUING JURISDICTION

the term applied to the court that has the authority to try a case from start to finish.

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CONSCIENCE OF THE COURT

This occurs when a matter of equity is decided by the court and it uses its conscience to decide the issue.

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CRIMINAL COURT

the name of the court where criminal cases are tried and not civil cases.

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CONVENTIONAL LIEN

the legal right to hold property or to have property applied for the payment of a claim that results from an agreement between 2 or more parties.

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COST OF LIVING CLAUSE

a clause that provides for the adjustment of prices for goods and services that according to cost of living changes.

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CHARGE-OFF

an accounting term where one item is eliminated from an assets list when it is lost or is deemed to be worthless.

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CONTRA OMNES GENTES

Latin term meaning against all of the people.

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CE-ADVENTURER

This term applies to the person who joinsother people in a business enterprise and will share any risks of the venture.

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CORPOREAL PRESENCE

the term that applies to a person being present in court and not just their attorney who is representing them.

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CONFLICTING EVIDENCE

This term is given to evidence that is taken from different sources that contradict each other.

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CONTAGIOUS DISEASES REPORTING OF

a requirement in many communities where all contagious or communicable disease outbreaks are reported to the health board.

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