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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MARITIME CONTRACT

the name given to a contract to do with business that is transacted on navigable waters.

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MALICIOUS ABANDONMENT

a term referring to the desertion by a spouse without any just cause.

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MENTAL DEFECT

the term that is used to describe a cerebral deficiency or an inadequacy of thought processes.

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MANIC-DEPRESSIVE PSYCHOSIS

The name given to a mental illness with long periods of depression and others of great excitement.

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MOTION TO ADJOURN

the term that is given to the proposal to end a meeting or a session of court.

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MOTION FOR DECREE

the term that describes the application made to a court for the final decision in a law suit.

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MORAL FRAUD

the term given to the deceit that is involved in a wrong of m oral nature.

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MODUS OPERANDI

a Latin phrase that means the method of operation.

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MARITAL SHARE

a term that is given to the part of a spouse’s estate that the other spouse is entitled to.

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MINISTERIAL POWERS

the name that is given to the powers of a trustee or a minister that are detailed and leave nothing to discretion.

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MINISTER PLENIPOTENTIARY

the term applied to the diplomatic envoy who has full power to carry out the functions and is only second in authority to the ambassador.

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MASTER-SERVANT RULE

term in law that means the master, the employer, must answer for the actions of his servant, the employee.

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MINING CLAIM

the term given to a claim for the appropriation of public land where mineral exist and is mined within the law.

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MALICIOUS INJURY

the term given to a hurt that arises from jealousy, hate or spitefulness and is carried out intentionally.

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MULTIPLE SENTENCE

the term that applies to a sentence that is greater than a first offender would receive as the person has committed the crime several times.

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MOTION TO SET ASIDE JUDGMENT

the name that is applied to the application made to overturn a judgement or decision proposed by the dissatisfied party.

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MOVING PAPERS

this is the term given to the documents that are the basis of a motion during a procedure in court.

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