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Category: J

JUDGMENT ESTOPPEL BY

this is the term that is a bar against trying a case after certain facts have been accepted to be true.

JUDGMENT BOOK

the name given to the court record book where all judgements are listed and kept on file.

JUDGMENT NOTE

the term given to a note that is against a person who borrows money or buys on an installment plan.

JAILBREAK

The term used to describe an escape from jail that is accompanied by violence and force.

JURISDICTIONAL DISPUTE

the term given to the controversy seen between labour unions with each claiming a right to represent workers.

JUVENILE COURT

the name of the court that hears matters relating to the offenses committed y minors.

JOINDER IN ISSUE

a term used when a party accepts the raising of an issue of fact by the party opposing in a law suit.

JUDICIAL INQUIRY

the term given to the investigation looking into and enforcing liabilities under the law.

JOINT DEBTOR

the name that is given to the laws allowing the courts to render a judgement against one or more joint debtors.

JUDGMENT OF DISMISSAL

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

JUDICIAL REMEDY

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

JOINT LIVES

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

JUDGE ADVOCATE

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

JUST DEBTS

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

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.

JUDICIAL COMITY

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

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