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Category: F

Fender Bender

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

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

FINDING OF FACT

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

FINAL HEARING

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

FALSE PRETENSES

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

FRIENDLY WITNESS

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

FORCE AND FEAR

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

FAIR DAMAGES

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

FITNESS OF PARENT

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

FILING A BRIEF

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

FILING DATE

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

FREE ENTRY

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

FIDUCIARY RELATION

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

FALSE WITNESS

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

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.

FRAUD IN TREATY

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