Legal Articles

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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RIGHT OF ACCUSED

These are the rights that consist of. 1. A right to due process. 2. The right to an attorney. 3. the right to equal protection under the law. 4. The right to a fair, speedy and impartial trial.

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RETRY A CASE

This means to try a case again after a mistrial or a hung jury fails to give a verdict.

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RESPONSIVE PLEADING

the answer to a complaint, a response to a charge that completely answers the charges and may even enter a counterclaim.

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REVOCATION OF WILL

the annulment or voiding of an existing will by the person who made the will and usually follows the making of a new will.

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REARGUMENT

1. The rehearing of a case in a higher court. 2. The rehearing of a motion that is based on new material.

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RULE OF REASON

a federal rule that the antitrust law needs to be applied only to the unreasonable restraints of trade.

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RESCUE DOCTRINE

a principle that states a person who causes an injury may be held liable for the injuries sustained by a third person who comes in to help, or rescue, the injured party.

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REMAINDER CROSS

a stipulation when parts of an estate are given to 2 or more people and when one dies the pat goes to the other people.

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REQUIREMENT CONTRACT

an agreement where one party agrees to buy all of the requirements of a product from the other party.

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REEXAMINATION

a term when a witness is questioned again after being cross examined by an opposing attorney.

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RULES OF PROCEDURE

These are the regulations of a legislative body in conducting its business. They are the rules of order.

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REFINANCE

a term applied to the act of taking notes that are the agreements that have been signed to pay and giving them to a finance company specialising in buying notes at a discounted price.

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RETAINER GENERAL

when a person hires an attorney on the basis of a period of time and not what he does.

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