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JUDGMENT OF DISMISSAL

the term used to describe the dismissal of a matter without having a trial based on the issues and their merits.

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JUDICIAL REMEDY

the name for a court’s decision to settle in favour of one party to a suit.

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JOINT LIVES

a term used that applies to the period that lasts till the death of the last to survive of specified people.

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JUDGE ADVOCATE

a term given to an officer of a military court martial who can act as the prosecutor.

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JUST DEBTS

the term that applies to the legal and valid obligations owed by a deceased estate.

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JUVENILE DELINQUENCY

a term used to describe the wrong doing of youths and children.

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JACTITATION OF TITLE

the term that means a false claim to title to property, or the claim to a title is invalid; slander of title.

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JUDICIAL COMITY

a term where the courtesy of the court that respects a judicial decisions of another state.

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JAIL-HOUSE LAWYER

term given to a prisoner who studies law while he is in jail so he can help himself and other inmates.

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JUDICIAL ORDER

a term for the order that is issued at the discretion of a judge that can effect the outcome of a law suit.

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JUDICIAL ERRORS

the mistakes of courts in rendering their decisions and will be corrected on appeal to a higher court.

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JUDGMENT FINAL

the judgement that determines a claim and then terminates it.

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JUDICIAL DECISION

the term that is given to the decision made by a judge in the matter that is before him.

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JURY STRUCK

the jury that has been selected from a possible 48 people who are the best qualified to try a case.

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JURY COMMON

the term used to describe an ordinary jury as different from a grand jury or a coroner’s jury.

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JOINT WILL

a will that contains the wills of 2 or more people and the disposing of jointly owned property.

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JUSTIFIABLE HOMICIDE

the term that is given to killing a person out of necessity, because of his duties and without blame.

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JUDGMENT ON MERITS

the used for the decision of a court that is based on the facts that have been presented.

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JOINT CAUSE OF ACTION

a suit that is brought about by 2 or more people who are involved in a single issue.

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JURY PETIT

This term is used to describe the ordinary and common jury that will try most civil and criminal cases.

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