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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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JUDGMENT-PROOF

A phrase that describes the people against who a judgement of a court will have no effect as they will not be able to pay a debt or to meet the demands of a judgement.

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JUDICIAL PROCEEDING

he name given to a matter that is the matter that is brought before a judge who is exercising his judicial rites.

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JUDGMENT VACATED

This term is used when the decision of the court is set aside and a new trial is ordered.

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JOINT ACTION

This applies to a suit that is brought or is defended by 2 or more parties.

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JOINT TENANCY

This term applies where land or property is owned by 2 or more people.

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JURE IN REM

a Latin phrase for rights in a thing.

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JUDGMENT EXECUTION

the term given to a summons to the defendant who has lost his case that orders him to explain why then debt shouldn’t be turned over to the plaintiff.

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JUDICIAL ACTION

the decision of the court after it has heard the controversial issues that are involved.

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JOHN DOE SUMMONS

the name given to a summons where the defendants name is unknown. The real name is later substituted.

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JUNK BONDS

These are the bonds paying unusually high interest rates due to the un certainty of the soundness of the issuer.

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JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

the name of the federal department that is headed by the attorney general.

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JUDGMENT OF HIS PEERS

The expression that relates to a trial by jury of a person’s equals.

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JUDGMENT CONDITIONAL

the term used when a decision is rendered as long as one of the parties carries out certain actions.

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JUST TITLE

the name that is given to the title of a property you have gotten from the owner and it may seem to be perfect but it is not absolute or perfect. See colour of title.

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