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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STOCKHOLDERS

an meeting of stockholders to elect officers and conducting business that requires action and consent.

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SOUND JUDICIAL DISCRETION

a term that is applied the good judgement and decision of a court or of a judge.

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SECRETARY OF STATE

the name that is given to a ranking cabinet officer in the US government.

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SEARCH AND SEIZURE UNREASONABLE

1. An unlawful search conducted with no legal authority. 2. A search that is harsh and intense that violates rights of the person being investigated.

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SPIN-OFF

the name that is given to a corporation that has been set up by a parent company with new stock offered to people with shares in the parent company.

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SUPPOSITION

the term that means a guess or a conjecture that a thing is true and factual with no positive proof that it is true.

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SUIT IN EQUITY

a lawsuit that will be determined according to the judgement of the court as to what is fair and equitable.

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SPOUSE

a term that is used to describe a person’s husband or wife.

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SEAL PUBLIC

a seal that is fixed to a document that is issued by a local, state and federal government.

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SUBPOENA DUCES TECUM

a Latin phrase for a subpoena that orders a person to bring documents to court.

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STATUTE CRIMINAL

an act of the ;legislative body that relates to crime and the various forms of punishment.

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SECONDARY PARTY

a person who is obligated to pay the debt for a person who has failed to pay it.

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SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE

a term that is used to describe the evidence that is adequate enough to justify the bringing of a law suit.

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SEARCH AND SEIZURE

These are the methods used to detect an punish crime that includes searching and taking property and data that can be used by the prosecution of the criminal.

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SECOND ARREST

a term that is used when a convict is rearrested after he has escaped.

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SLANDEROUS PER QUOD

the name applied to statements that appear to be slanderous and defamatory but need to be proved to be so.

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SEAT OF GOVERNMENT

the term that is used to describe the county seat or the capital of a state or the federal government.

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