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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FAIR AND IMPARTIAL TRIAL

a trial where the rights of the defendant is safeguarded by an impartial judge and jury deciding the matter.

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FOREIGN EXTRADITION

This involves the surrender of a fugitive from a country to another where he will be tried.

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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA)

The federal law that requires information be given to the public.

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FOR THAT WHEREAS

a phrase often used in a plaintiff’s case in the opening statement.

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FAIR TRIAL

the term given to a trial in the presence of an impartial judge and jury. See fiar and impartial trial.

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FAMILY ARRANGEMENT

an agreement in a family where decisions of inheritance is decided.

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FULL JURISDICTION

This term applies to the authority to hear, try and decide a case.

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FOREIGN TRADE

the term that describes the exporting and importing of goods between countries.

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FALSE AFFIDAVIT

This term is applied to perjury when lies are found in an affidavit.

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FULFILLMENT OF CONTRACT

This involves completing a contract or an agreement where all obligations have been fulfilled.

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FAIR CASH VALUE

the term used to describe the price that a property would bring if it is sold in an open and free market.

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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

This abbreviated to the FBI and is a bureau dealing with the investigation into maintaining and dealing with internal security of the USA.

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FAMILY SETTLEMENT

an agreement to how the assets of an estate will be distributed without the family going to court for a decision.

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FRAUDULENT ALIENATION

This term is used when a person transfers title to another person so creditors won’t be able to collect a debt.

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FOREIGN AGENTS REGISTRATION ACT

federal law that requires people who represent a foreign country to register with the US government.

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FIRST INSTANCE

This phrase refers to the trial court where a case was tried first.

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FATAL VARIANCE

This variance will mislead a defendant in the preparing and the pursuit of his defence in a manner that will be adequate.

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FETAL MURDER

the attack on a woman who is pregnant and the baby that is at least 6 months of gestation dies.

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