Legal Articles

Insurance Card

The proof required in some states and issued by an insurance company that indicates a vehicle is insured. The cards are kept in the vehicle to show to police or other motorists in the event of an accident.

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INHERITANCE TAX

the name of a tax that is levied on the transfer of goods that have been left to a person.

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INADMISSIBLE EVIDENCE

the term given to evidence that is unable to be used in court.

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INSURANCE PREMIUM

the name given to the money paid in return for protection.

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INTERVENING ACT

where the cause of an accident or an injury erases the blame from the person who set things in action to start with. Also known as an intervening cause or an intervening force.

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INDETERMINATE SENTENCE

This term applies to a jail sentence without a set period but it falls between the minimum and maximum time for the crime.

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INFORMATION AND BELIEF

a phrase used when a person believes what he has said is true, even though some facts may be missing.

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INTERIM ORDER

a term that means applies to a temporary edict from a court such as a temporary injunction.

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IMPLIED CONTRACT

an agreement that is agreed upon but has not been put into words.

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INFORMED CONSENT

the term given to a patient’s agreement to surgery.

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IN BANK

A term used to describe a court when all of the judges are sitting.

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IMPARTIAL MEDICAL PANELS

The term given to the group of physicians who judge claims for malpractice.

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INSURANCE LIFE

an insurance policy that pays an amount on the death of a person.

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INELIGIBLE

This is the term that means not to be qualified or to be disqualified from holding a public office.

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ITINERANT VENDOR

the name given to a seller who travels from place to place to sell his wares.

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INVOLUNTARY DISCONTINUANCE

The term where a case is forced out of court because of a technical error or due to a mistake in the pleading.

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INCARCERATE

the term that describes confining a person to prison or jail.

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IN STATUS QUO

a Latin phrase that means without change and in the same situation as it was.

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INDIRECT TAX

a tax that is not levied on the value of property but on another consideration.

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IN LIEU OF

a phrase that means to be instead of.

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