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Garaging Location

The place where a car is usually stored, such as a home’s garage, when it is not in use.

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Gap Insurance

Also called Loan/Lease Payoff Coverage, Gap Insurance covers the difference between how much an insurer will pay on a lost, stolen, or totalled vehicle, and how much the insured person still owes on the vehicle.

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GENERAL ASSUMPSIT

a lawsuit that is based on an implied promise to pay debt.

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GUEST STATUTE

This laws is seen in some states where a passenger in a friends car cannot sue to driver for an accident unless unusual negligence is the cause.

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GIFTS INTER VIVOS

a Latin phrase meaning gifts between living people.

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GOVERNMENT DE JURE

This term is applied to the true and lawful government as opposed to one with a dictator.

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GOING AND COMING RULE

the rule dealing with the right of an employee to compensation for accidents when travelling to and from work.

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GROUND FOR DIVORCE

These are the legal causes that allow a divorce to take place and differ in each state.

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GUILTY KNOWLEDGE

This term is used when you know that an unlawful situation exists but you choose to ignore, such as accepting goods you know are stolen.

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GENERAL COURT-MARTIAL

a court martial held for a major crime or violation that has been committed by a person serving in the armed forces.

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GUILTY WITH EXPLANATION

a term used to explain your guilt to an offense but you say why you committed the offense.

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GREAT BODILY HARM

a term that applies to a major injury.

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GOOD BEHAVIOR

the term used for a person showing orderly conduct while in jail. It can help parole be granted and the sentence shortened.

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GRATIS APPEARANCE

This term applies to a person appearing voluntarily in a court who has not waited for a summons or a subpoena.

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GENERAL INSTRUCTION

the instructions given to the jury by the judge before they begin deliberation. The merits of the case are listed and the verdict is based only on these points.

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GENERAL PARDON

a pardon that is given to a class or group of people convicted of crimes such as a group of political prisoners. See amnesty.

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GAME LAWS

These are the laws that have been passed in order to preserve wildlife.

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GRAND LARCENY

the term that is used to describe the theft of a large sum of money that is greater than a set amount.

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GENERAL OBJECTION

an objection to evidence that does not why the evidence is inadmissible.

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GENERAL DEMURRER

a statement made by the defendant claiming the plaintiff has insufficient evidence to justify a suit.

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