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 operates an insured vehicle who is not considered the primary or principle driver.

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OCCUPYING CLAIMANT

a term that is applied to person who has improved his house as he thinks he will own it one day and when he discovers he won’t is a claim for work done.

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OPINION DISSENTING

See dissenting opinion.

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ON TRIAL

A term that is applied to a person being on trial while a case is tried in court.

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OF COUNSEL

a term applied to the attorney who is engaged to help another attorney to try a case.

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OATH OF HIPPOCRATES

the name of the oath that is taken by all medical graduates all over the world.

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OMNE

a Latin term that means anyone, any man or any woman.

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OVERRIDING VETO

a term used for passing a law that has already been turned down and not signed.

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OUTSTANDING ISSUE

the term that is applied to the number of shares of stock a corporation is allowed to issue. See authorised issue.

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OFFER OF COMPROMISE

a term that is given to the proposal that will end a dispute and does away with a law suit.

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OPEN-END SETTLEMENT

See open end agreement.

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OWNER LEGAL

the term that is given to the person who is recognised by law to be the rightful owner.

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OFFER FOR THE RECORD

a term that is applied to presenting evidence in a law suit and the evidence is placed in the official record.

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OATH JUDICIAL

the name that is given to the oath that is taken in court as compared to one taken outside of a court.

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OBVIOUS

a term that means a thing is apparent, easily seen or understood.

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OATH FALSE

the term that describes perjury or the telling of a lie while under oath.

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OBJECT OF A STATUTE

the term given to the purpose of the law or what a law is supposed to accomplish.

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OUSTER BY ABATEMENT

a term that is applied to the situation where a person dies and a person with no right to property takes possession of it before the heirs are able inherit.

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OPENING STATEMENT

a term that is given to the initial statement of the attorney to the judge or the judge to a jury.

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