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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SOURCE OF INCOME

a term related to the origin of your income. The IRS can ask how a person came into some money he is not expected to have.

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SETTLE A BILL OF EXCEPTIONS

a term that is used for approving a bill of exceptions. See bill of exception.

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SUSTAINING A VERDICT

This means to uphold the verdict already delivered.

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SHERMAN ANTITRUST ACT

a term for the statute that forbids monopoly, price fixing and the restraint of trade.

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STRICT SCRUTINY

See equal protection of the law.

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SUSPENSION OF LICENSE

This term to temporarily take a license away from a person for a set period of time.

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SELF-PRESERVATION

a term that is used for a person’s basic instinct of survival and protecting their own health, body and life.

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SELF-EXECUTING JUDGMENT

a court decision that needs no action to se that judgement will be carried out.

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STATUTE PUBLIC

a law that effects an entire community and is the opposite of a private or a personal statute.

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STRICT CONSTRUCTION

the literal and narrow interpretation of a contract or document as differs from a liberal interpretation.

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SITUATION OF DANGER

a term that describes the position from which a person can’t escape. See last clear chance.

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SOLEMN OCCASION FOR ADVISORY OPINION

this is a situation where public officers or legislatures are not sure as to their authority for certain a actions and will seek outside advice.

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SWEATBOX

This term describes the situation where an accused is subjected to constant questioning, without being allowed to sleep, rest, drink or eat.

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SEPARATION AGREEMENT

an agreement by a husband and a wife to live apart and may contain provisions for support.

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SOCIAL CLUB

an organisation with the main function of social contact between members and is not related to making money. These clubs are exempt from federal income taxes.

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SOUND VALUE

a term that is applied to the good and fair value of something.

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STATUTORY OFFENSE

the term that is given to an offense that is created by a statute.

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