Legal Articles

Hit and Run

When a motorist involved in an accident flees the scene.

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

the name given to the legislative body of the United States Government whose members are elected every 2 years.

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HOLDUP

This term applies to a robbery that involves a weapon of some kind.

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HIGHEST COURT

this is the term given to a court that is the last resort and whose decision is final and the matter cannot be considered again.

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HALF-BROTHERS OR -SISTERS

This term applies to siblings that have the same mother but a different father or the same father but have a different mother.

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HEIRS AND ASSIGNS

These are words found in an habendum clause in a deed that says exactly what the heirs will receive.

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HELD IN TRUST

A term used to describe property held by a person who is not the owner but who is a trustee or an agent.

TLD Example: The parties to the contract agreed to have the down payment held in trust by the attorney for the seller until the transaction was completed.

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HORNS WOGGLE

a slang term meaning to cheat or to swindle.

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HABITUAL

a word that means a thing is usual and customary and is repeated. It also applies to bah habits such as drunkenness.

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HANDWRITING EXPERT

a person who is trained in handwriting analysis to determine if the writing is from the person it supposed to be from.

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HIT-AND-RUN STATUTES

These are the laws that forbid a person a person from laving the scene of an accident.

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HEAD NOTE

This term applies to the summary of the issues that are involved in a case.

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HARM

This means to damage, injure or hurt.

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HORIZONTAL PROPERTY ACTS

These are the laws that govern and relate to condominiums.

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HOMICIDE BY MISADVENTURE

This term is the same as accidental homicide.

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HOLD HARMLESS

a term that denotes “no responsibility” where a person is excused form obligation and liability.

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HEIR AT LAW

a phrase with the same meaning as the heir and is recognised by the law.

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HOMOSEXUAL STATUTES

These are the laws that protect homosexual people against discriminatory acts of legislation.

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HOMOTRANSPLANTATION

the term that describes taking an organ from one person and giving it to another person.

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HEEDLESS ACT

This term applies to an act that is carried out with no regard to the safety and welfare of other people.

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