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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COMPENSATION CASE

the case where a worker claims that his accident or illness is a result of his employment and is entitled to compensation money.

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CONDITIONAL JUDGMENT

the judgement that will go into effect only when a particular condition has been fulfilled.

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CERTIFICATE OF ASSIZE

a writ or a formal document where a second trial on the same issue was held before the same jury due to mistake of the court.

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COMPENSABLE DEATH

The term that is given to a death that has occurred as being from an accident or an illness that arises from employment.

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COURT OF LAST RESORT

the highest court that can be approached and whose decision is final and no appeal can be taken against.

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CHANGE OF DOMICILE

This means the change of a principle abode or residence.

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CERTIFICATE OF PURCHASE

a document that is issued by an official to the successful bidder at a tax sale that gives the bidder the deed on conformation of the sale.

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CONTINGENT FEE SYSTEM

a term given to the fees paid to an attorney where the client pays a sum that depends on how much he is awarded.

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CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT

This term is given to a right that has been guaranteed by the United States Constitution that cannot be violated by laws or by Congress.

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CHARACTER WITNESS

a witness who testifies to the general character and reputation of the person on trial.

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COVENANT NOT TO COMPETE

the type of agreement where a party agrees not to compete against another business of a similar kind.

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CONTINUING OFFER

This term is applied to an offer that is kept open for a period of time.

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CONSTRUCTIVE WILLFULNESS

This term applies to doing something with the complete disregard for the safety of others and a conscious decision not to safeguard people in danger.

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CONTEMPT OF CONGRESS

the action taken when a person fails to testify or appear when ordered to do so by Congress or one of its appointed committees.

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