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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FIDUCIARY CAPACITY

This applies to a person serving to handle money and property to benefit another party, such as the attorney, broker, guardian etc.

 TLD Example: The executor of the estate served in a fiduciary capacity and owed a duty to act in good faith in carrying the wishes of the deceased.

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FINDING OF FACT

This term applies to the conclusion reached by the court, arbitrators and is the determination of truth after consideration,.

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FINAL HEARING

the hearing that will settle the case through a final decision.

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FALSE PRETENSES

This term applies to the premeditated and calculated act that misrepresents the facts or a situation in order to defraud.

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FRIENDLY WITNESS

the witness who is called to the court by one party to give testimony in favour to that party.

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FORCE AND FEAR

an expression used where a contract or an agreement was made by forcing one party into it.

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FAIR DAMAGES

These are the damages for an injury or loss that more than compensate for them.

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FITNESS OF PARENT

a term used in a divorce suit where a court considers the fitness of the parent to look after any children.

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FILING A BRIEF

This involves presenting to court the written statement that explains a case to a judge.

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FILING DATE

This term applies to the date that a claim or demand must be filed or presented.

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FREE ENTRY

This means that you have the right to enter on and travel on land as often as you want to.

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FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT

See Amendments to constitution.

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FILIATION PROCEEDING

the court proceeding that will force the father of a child to provide support for it.

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FEDERAL JUDGE

a judge who will preside over a US federal court.

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FIDUCIARY RELATION

an informal relationship where one person trusts the other and relies on their judgement.

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FALSE WITNESS

a witness who has knowingly and willfully given a false testimony.

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FEIGNED ISSUE

a term given to the issue presented in equity court that does not have the jurisdiction to settle. It should be heard in court of common law.

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FRAUD IN TREATY

where deceit is used to get a person to sign a document that will misrepresent the intended agreement.

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