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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 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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FULL SETTLEMENT

This term applies to the complete payment of any obligations, debts and claims where outstanding issue are terminated.

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FREE LIST

These are the articles and goods that have no duties charged to them

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FILING ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION

This term applies to placing the details of the incorporation of a company on record.

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FINAL SUBMISSION

These are the conditions that exist when all details of the defendant and the plaintiff’s case is submitted to court for a verdict.

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FINDINGS

the term given to the result of a courts deliberations.

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FORMS OF ACTION

These are the name given to the various kinds of suits that are brought to common law.

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FIRST-HAND EVIDENCE

the evidence that results from seeing an event or being part of an event.

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FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT

a federal law, the Wages and Hours Act, that regulates the hours worked and wages paid for companies dealing in interstate commerce.

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FACT-FINDING BODY

This term applies to a group of people who are authorised to find the true facts in a matter.

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FORMER JEOPARDY

a plea where an accused can’t be tried twice for the same offense. See double jeopardy; in jeopardy; legal jeopardy.

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FALSE VERDICT

a verdict handed down by a judge who hasn’t listened to all the evidence and by a jury who has not listened to the judges instruction.

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FELONIOUS ASSAULT

the term given to a major attack on a person that will see the person who did the assault sentenced to jail time.

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