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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MUTUALITY OF REMEDY

a term used for the remedy that is available to both parties.

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MASTER OF THE SHIP

the term that is given to the captain of a ship or the chief commanding officer of a ship.

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MONEY DEMAND

the term that is made for a demand of money that arises from a contract that a party has agreed on.

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MORTGAGE EQUITABLE

The term given to the lien recognized by a court of equity where no legal mortgage exists.

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MOUTHPIECE

the term that is given to an attorney that is a slang expression.

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MISPRISION OF FELONY

the term used when a person who has witnessed a felony does not notify the authorities.

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MENTAL ANGUISH

the term applied to fear, severe anxiety, the intense fright and the mental distress caused by a physical injury.

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MISTAKEN IDENTITY

phrase that is sued to describe the error made in identifying a person.

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MAJORITY OPINION

the term given to the decision of more than half of the judges trying a case. See dissenting opinion.

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MITIGATE

this is term that means to lessen or reduce, such as the mitigating circumstances can lessen a punishment.

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MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE

the name given to a rule, law or regulation that is enacted in a town or city.

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MENTAL INCOMPETENCE

a term that is used to represent mental competence.

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MENTAL ILLNESS

a term that describes the disorder of the mind that could be of emotional or physical origin.

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MORTGAGE SECOND

the name given to the second mortgage on the same property.

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MINISTERIAL DUTY

the term that is given to the duty that is carried out by a person in a public position.

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MINISTERIAL OFFICER

the term that is given to a person whose duties re set by a superior.

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MINIMUM WAGE LAWS

These are the federal laws that fix the amount of money a worker is paid for an hour of work.

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