Legal Articles

COSTS OF ADMINISTRATION

These are the monies owed to the receiver who is administering a business that has gone bankrupt.

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CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

The term used to describe the refusal to obey a law because it is thought to be unfair or undesirable. It is usually non-violent behaviour.

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CAUSE OF INJURY

the term that is used to describe what caused the injury.

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COURT REPORTER

the term that is given to the official stenographer who is employed by the court to write down all that has transpired.

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CONJECTURAL EVIDENCE

This term applies to any evidence that is based on an estimate or a guess and is insufficient to form the basis of a conclusion.

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CONTRACT WITH SPECIALIST

This occurs when a patient has agreed to undergo a medical or surgical procedure and has agreed to the fee to be paid.

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CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY

the document that certifies a building has been completed to conform with zoning and other standards and is ready to be occupied.

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CALCULATED RISKS

the term that is used in medical circles where the risks that are involved are weighed against the risks of not operating on a patient.

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CONSTRUCTIVE CONTEMPT

a contempt of court that is committed outside of the court where a person refuses to accept a summons.

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CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

This term is used to apply to the death penalty.

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CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATION

This term is applied to the binding promise or obligation that comes from an agreement or contract.

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CONDITIONAL DISMISSAL

the term that applies to discontinuing a suit that is based on a condition being fulfilled.

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CUCKOLD

the name given when a man’s wife has been or is unfaithful to him.

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CLEAR LEGAL RIGHT

a right that is based on a matter of the law that has been determined by totally accepted facts.

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COMPROMISE VERDICT

This term is applied to a verdict where the juries come to a compromise to reach a verdict. It does not conform properly to a trial by jury.

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CRIMINAL GROSS NEGLIGENCE

an act of omission or commission where a person demonstrates the wilful disregard to the rights of other people that results in possible or actual harm.

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CRIME OF OMISSION

an offense that is categorised by a person’s failing to perform an act that is required.

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CLEAR PROOF

the certain proof that is clear and is acceptable to all parties.

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CORROBORATING CIRCUMSTANCES

This term is given to the facts that support the testimony that is given by a witness.

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CORPORATE MEDICINE

This applies in some states where a group of physicians that form a corporation in order to practice medicine. They still have a personal liability to each patient.

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