Legal Articles

Fender Bender

When two or more vehicles are involved in a low-impact collision with minimal damage.

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Financial Responsibility Laws

The name given to laws requiring motorists to obtain insurance coverage on vehicles driven on state roads.

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FAMILY COURT

the court that hears matters relating to members of a family.

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FRAUDULENT PREFERENCE

the term applied when a certain creditor is favoured over the other creditors.

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FLOATING SECURITY

This term applies to the fair and equitable lien for a going concern that serves as a temporary security.

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FORWARDING FEE

This a part of the attorney’s fee that is paid to another attorney who is handling the case. See fee splitting.

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FULL PARTICULARS

the insurance company statement that details all of the particulars of an accident.

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FICTITIOUS ACTION

the action solely used to obtain a court’s opinion on a point of law.

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FAIR PERSUASION

a term used to try to convince a person of something before resorting to threats of bodily harm or loss economically.

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FUNCTIONAL DEPECIATION

term in taxation where a property lessens in value and is taxed less.

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FRUITS OF CRIME

This term applies to the material things that are taken during a crim being committed.

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FREE PASSAGE

the ability we have to travel a highway or a road without being hindered.

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FAILURE OF TITLE

the inability of an owner to be able to prove that they are the rightful owner of a property.

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FEE SIMPLE

the term applying to the total ownership of land and all of the buildings on it.

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FIRST-DEGREE MURDER

This term applies to the d deliberate and premeditated killing that goes with rape, burglary and assault.

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FORMULA INSTRUCTION

the term used when a judge explains a law to the jury so they can consider a case with full knowledge.

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FICTITIOUS NAME

the term given to a false name and an alias.

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FUGITIVE WITNESS

the name given to a person needed to testify in court but has run away and becomes a fugitive from justice.

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FALSE ACTION

This term applies to suit that is brought on a fictitious or pretended right when a plaintiff knows there is no cause for a suit.

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FOSTER PARENT

the term given to an adult who will rear another person’s child.

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