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REMAINDER CONTINGENT

a term that describes the part of an estate that may be distributed if certain events were to occur.

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RULES CROSS

the situation where both parties in a suit obtain a rule nisi.

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RECROSS-EXAMINATION

an additional cross-examination of the witness.

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RIPE FOR JUDGMENT

the term that is given to a point in the case where everything that should be done is done before a final judgement is made.

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RELEASE ON OWN RECOGNIZANCE

abbreviated to ROR when a person is released on a pledge to appear in court to answer the charges against him at a later date.

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RELEVANT EVIDENCE

the evidence and the testimony that directly relates to the issues disputed or discussed.

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REOPENING A CASE

the term for granting a new trial that often results in new evidence that pertains to the case.

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REAL VALUE

a term for the worth of a thing in an open and competitive market. It is the fair and the reasonable value of a thing.

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RECANT

a term that means to take back or to withdraw a statement that has been made, to repudiate.

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RELATION BACK

this is the name that is given to an amended complaint that relates back to the initial complaint for the purpose of keeping it inside the statute of limitations.

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RESTORATION OF STATUS QUO

the act of restoring a party to its previous position before an agreement or contract was made.

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RESTORATION IN KIND

the term that means to repay or to restitute.

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RAILROAD UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACT

This s a federal law that provides an unemployment insurance for the employees of the railroads.

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RELATIVE CONVENIENCE DOCTRINE

a principle that is considered by the courts when it is asked to issue an injunction.

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RENDERED ACCOUNT

the statement of charges that is given by a creditor to the debtor. It is an account rendered.

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REAL CONTRACT

the term given to an agreement that concerns real estate such a s a contract for land.

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REAL EVIDENCE

the term that is given to the evidence that can be seen in a court room.

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RULES OF COURT

These are the regulations that govern the conduct of business by a court and the presiding judge carries rules of the court as the needs arise.

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REMEDIAL LAW

the part of the law that details the methods for enforcing your rights.

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RETAINER SPECIAL

hiring an attorney for a specific purpose in order to carry out a certain task.

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