Legal Articles

Multi-Car Discount

A premium discount offered by some insurance companies if the policyholder insures more than one vehicle with them.

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Monetary Threshold

An amount set by the no-fault laws in some states that must be met before a lawsuit for damages may be commenced against an at-fault driver in an accident.

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Medical Payments Coverage (MedPay)

Coverage that pays for some of the medical and funeral expenses incurred by an insured individual as the result of an accident.

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MARK FOR IDENTIFICATION

term used in trials when an exhibit is produced and the clerk is asked to mark it with a umber or letter so it can be identified later.

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MANDATORY SENTENCE

the term given to the sentence that is a minimum period of time a criminal needs to serve without parole, suspension or probation.

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MORAL CERTAINTY

the term that is applied to the degree of certainty that will justify a conclusion.

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MORTUUS EXITUS NON EST EXITUS

a Latin phrase that means a child who is born dead is not considered legal issue and does not have the usual rights of offspring.

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MINERAL RIGHT

the name applied to the right to remove minerals from an area of ground.

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MALICIOUS ACT

a term referring to doing an intentionally wrong act.

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MORAL COERCION

a term that means to exert extreme pressure on a person to make them do or not do a thing.

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MATERIAL ISSUE

the term used to refer to the importance of a legal consequence.

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MEMORANDUM ARTICLES

The term given to the goods and cargo that is covered by insurance during a voyage of a ship.

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MINIMUM SENTENCE

the term that is used to describe the shortest time a person can spend in jail for committing a certain crime.

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MUNICIPAL CORPORATION

the title given to a public corporation

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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

See malpractice, medical.

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MILITARY COURT

the name given to the court that conducts and investigates trials of offenders who are in the military. These are called court martials.

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MANDATORY STATUTE

a term given to s a law that will demand compliance and will leave nothing to discretion.

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MAILBOX RULE

the name given to the rule that acceptance of an offer is binding to the offeror when the offer is dispatched.

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MORAL TURPITUDE

term that is applied to an offense or a crime that is illegal but also shows a person’s baseness and depravity.

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MITIGATING CIRCUMSTANCES

the term that describes the facts that reduce the security of a crime and its subsequent punishment.

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