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Earned Premium

If an insured person pays for a policy in advance, the “earned” premium is the portion of the policy that has already been used.

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EXPECTATION DAMAGES

the money that is available to the plaintiff as the defendant has breached his contract.

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ENTRY OF JUDGMENT

the term given to the written record of a court’s decision and is in the permanent records of the court.

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EXCISE TAX

a direct and fixed charge placed on goods.

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EXCLUSIVE REMEDY

the term given to a remedy when the law creates a new liability or a new right.

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ERROR CORAM NOBIS

a Latin phrase for the writ brought before court contends that the judgement be set aside due to an error of fact.

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EXECUTOR-TRUSTEE

This term is applied to the executor of an estate whose duties goes beyond those of an executor and he becomes a trustee.

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EXTRA LEGEM

a Latin phrase that means to be beyond the protection of the law or outside of the law.

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EXTENDED TERM

the phrase that is used to signify the lengthened punishment of a criminal due to their previous record.

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EQUAL AND UNIFORM TAXATION

These are the taxes that are the same for each person in a particular area.

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EVIDENTIARY FACTS

These are the facts needed to prove a matter that is at issue.

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EIGHTEENTH AMENDMENT

See amendments to the constitution.

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EQUITY PLEADING

These are the written statements of claims that are presented to a court of equity.

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EXCUSABLE NEGLECT

the term given to negligence that the defendant could not control the circumstances of.

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EXTRAORDINARY REMEDY

This the remedy that tries to make relief possible that won’t ordinarily be obrained in ordinary action of the court.

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EXONERATED

This means to be absolved of all charges and to be declared to be not responsible.

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EXPECTANT HEIR

the term given to the heir apparent and he will inherit the property even if no will is made.

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EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES

These are the circumstances that exist in emergency situations where there is a serious risk to other people.

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ERROR IN LAW

a mistake that is made by the court when applies the law to the case in hand.

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EXPERT TESTIMONY

the testimony given by a person with expertise in a particular field.

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