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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FEIGNED ACTION

See false action.

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FIDUCIARY DEBT

a debt that is based on a trust or a confidence and not on a contract.

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FEDERAL TORT CLAIMS ACT

These are the laws passed by a government that give the federal district courts authority to hear claims for damages against the US.

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FAIR RETURN ON INVESTMENT

the return that conforms to the rate of similar investments and reflects a fair payment for property.

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F OB

an abbreviation of free on board where the seller delivers goods at his own risk and expenses.

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FEDERAL OFFENSE

This term is applied to a crime or an offense that is defined by Congress such as treason, tax evasion, smuggling, kidnapping etc.

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FINAL DECREES

Decree that settles a case between the parties.

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FAMILIARITY

This term applies to knowing a person through frequent contact and does not apply an intimacy.

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FLOGGING

the term for punishment using a whip.

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FORUM NON CONVENIENS

a Latin phrase where a court with the authority to try a case decides to turn the matter over to another court.

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FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES

These are the rights given to people of life, liberty, property, freedom of speech, assembly, press and religion.

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FINAL SETTLEMENT

1. The agreement that ends matters between partners dissolving a partnership. 2. The settling of outstanding obligations.

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FALSE IMPRISONMENT

See false arrest.

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FALSE STATEMENT

a statement that is a deceitful and untrue statement that is made for ulterior motives.

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FRIVOLOUS ACTION

the term that describes a law suit that is not legally tenable and as such is worthless.

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FUTURE RIGHT

right that will happen in the future and in accordance with provisions and stipulations of an existing contract.

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FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

These are the additional instructions that are given to the jury by a judge after they have begun deliberating a case.

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FRAUD ORDER

an order given by the post master general to return mail to the sender who is using mail to defraud.

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