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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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EMPLOYEE SHARE OWNERSHIP PLAN (ESOP)

a plan that provides for a retirement benefit by the employee buying a stake in the corporation.

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EXTRATERRITORIALITY

This concerns the operation of laws outside the boundary of a state or country.

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EFFICIENT INTERVENING CAUSE

This a case where the defendant has done no wrong but injuries and damages have been the result of an action.

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EX PARTE MOTION

A motion that is made in a court with no notice being given to the party opposing.

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EXECUTION SALE

This the sale that is conducted by the sheriff or other public officer to sell property that has been seized b y him.

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EXCEPTION OF MISJOINDER

an attempt to throw out the claim of a plaintiff because another party with no rights to a claim has been included in the action.

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EXCEPTION OF NO RIGHT OF ACTION

the objection to the right of the plaintiff in pressing a claim.

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EXISTING DEBT

This term applies to a debt that exists but is not due for payment as yet.

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EXPERIMENTAL EVIDENCE

a phrase used when an experiment is performed in the court that will prove a contention.

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ESSOIGN

the term given to the excuse the defendant gives when he fails to appear in court when he has been ordered to.

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EXHUME

the term used when a body needs to be taken from its grave.

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EASEMENT APPURTENANT

This phrase means a proper or a pure easement that passes to new owner by inheritance or purchase.

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EXHAUSTION OF REMEDY

the principle that states that you should do everything possible in order to correct the situation before seeking help from a court.

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EXCESS OF JURISDICTION

This occurs when a case is heard by the right jurisdiction but the judge then exceeds his jurisdiction when giving judgement.

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EXTRAORDINARY MOTION FOR NEW TRIAL

the term for a motion that is not an ordinary one and that does not occur very often.

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EXCESSIVE SENTENCE

the name given to a sentence that is longer than the time this is fixed by a law.

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EXISTING PERSON

This term applies to the foetus before it is born.

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EXISTING LIABILITY

an obligation that is based on a future condition that may or may not result in a debt.

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EXEMPTION FROM SERVICE OF PROCESS

a term where a person will not be served a summons or a subpoenas while he is performing a public duty.

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