Legal Articles

SR-22

A court document required in cases involving certain traffic violations that demonstrates the financial responsibility of the convicted person.

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Second Named Insured

The second person named on an auto insurance policy and who has the same coverage as the Named Insured.

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Salvage Titles

A type of vehicle title branding which states that a vehicle has been damaged and/or declared a total loss by an insurance company that paid a claim on it. Requirements for salvage titles vary widely from state to state.

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SIMULTANEOUS DEATH ACT

a law that governs a situation in an accident where 2 people die at the same time who have willed their estates to each other.

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SALE UNDER POWER OF SALE

a term that is used when a mortgage is foreclosed without having to resort to a court action.

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SPECIAL AUTHORITY

the power that is given to an agent to carry out certain acts that he has been authorised to carry out.

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STATEMENT OF CASE

1. The presentation of facts informally by the plaintiff.2. A declaration in some states when a motion is made for a new trail.

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SLIP SHEET

the term that is given to a copy of a decision of the supreme court that is issued as soon as the decision was reached.

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SCHIZOPHRENIA

a form of mental illness where a person withdraws from reality and most often occurs in adolescents and young adults.

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STATUTE REMEDIAL

a law with the purpose of correcting an existing law.

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SUBSTITUTE DEFENDANT

the name that is given to a person who replaces the defendant in a suit.

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SALE EXECUTORY

a sale that has been agreed on but the details as yet are to be worked out.

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SIT-DOWN STRIKE

the name applied to a strike where the worker’s stay on the premises and stop working.

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SEPARATE ACKNOWLEDGMENT

the acknowledgement of a deed or other document by a woman who is married that is separate and apart from her husband’s acknowledgement.

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SUBSTANTIVE FELONY

the name given to an offense that has not depended on the action of other people.

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SHIP

These are the documents that are carried by all ships on the high seas that shows nationality, port of origin, ports of call, cargo and the proof of it complying with navigation laws.

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SIMULATED

a where a thing is made to look like a thing that it is not with an attempt to defraud.

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SEPARATE ESTATE

the term applied to the property that is owned and controlled by a spouse where the partner has no control over.

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STOWAWAY

the term used to describe a person who has hidden inside a plane or ship to get a free ride.

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SUBSTITUTION OF PARTIES

a term that is applied when a plaintiff or a defendant is changed during a law suit with the permission of the court when a pleading process has been amended.

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