Legal Articles

Optional Coverage

Insurance coverage provided by a policy that is beyond what is required by law. Includes Collision Coverage and Comprehensive Coverage.

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Occasional Driver

A person who operatesĀ an insured vehicle who is not considered the primary or principle driver.

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE

an order from the court that commands a party to appear in court to show why something should not be done.

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ON THE MERITS

term used by a court where a decision of the court has been based on presented facts and not technical legal practice.

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OPPRESSIVE LITIGATION

the name that is given to a suit that is brought for malicious purposes.

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OFFER AND ACCEPTANCE

term that denotes that there is an agreement between 2 or more parties about the terms of a contract.

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OPEN WILL

will that has been spoken orally and is a nuncupative will.

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OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT

a term that is applied to the misbehaviour and unlawful acts committed by a public official while performing his duties.

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ORIGINAL ENTRY

a term that is given to the first entry that is made in an account book for a particular account.

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ORDER OF INTERPLEADER

the term used for the order that is in favour of the plaintiff and commands the defendant to settle the controversy between themselves.

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ORDER OF REFERENCE

the term used for the direction of a court to appoint a refer in order to decide a case.

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OATH PURGATORY

the term applied to a sworn statement where a person purges himself and attempts to clear himself of wrong doing or misconduct.

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OWNER JOINT

term that is given to a person who owns property with other people.

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ORDER OF CONTINUANCE

the term that describes the continuing of a court to try the case.

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OFFENSE CRIMINAL

a term that describes a misdemeanour and a felony. See criminal offense.

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OPTION TO PURCHASE

the granting of a right to the potential purchaser to be able top buy the product at a certain price.

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ORIGINAL EVIDENCE

1. The original document introduced to a trial. 2. First hand evidence and the best evidence submitted to a case.

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ORDER NISI

the term given to the order to request a thing be done within a certain period of time.

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OPENING CASE

the name that is given to the opening statement for a new case or when new evidence comes to hand.

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OATH SOLEMN

the term that is given to the oath where a person places their hand on the bible.

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