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Towing and Labor Coverage

Similar to Roadside Assistance Coverage. Auto insurance that covers towing and labor charges in the event that a vehicle cannot be driven, such as during a breakdown or tire change.

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TRAVERSE UPON A TRAVERSE

the denial of a party that has grown out of a denial by the opposite party in a suit.

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TRANSACTIONAL IMMUNITY

an extension of the testimonial immunity that can protect a witness from prosecution.

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TURNING STATE

See State’s evidence.

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THIRD PARTY

1. A person not connected to a contract but may be affected by its outcome. 2. A person other than the defendant and the plaintiff that is brought into a case.

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TRANSCRIPTED JUDGMENT

the judgement that is entered into in a different country from where the case was tried and a decision come to.

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TRANSVESTITE

the term given to the person who wears the clothes and poses as a person of the opposite sex.

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TRESPASS DE BONIS ASPORTATIS

a Latin phrase for the suit for recovering damages from a person who has taken land or property that is not his.

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TRUST PASSIVE

a trust where a trustee does not have any role to play.

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TENANT IN DOWER

the term that is given to a widow who holds property by a virtue of the right of a wife to her husband’s property. See dower rights.

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TERM BAILMENT

a term that is used for bail that is for a limited and set period of time.

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TO WIT

the term that means namely or that is to say.

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TENANT IN SEVERALTY

a person who possesses property in his own right and is the opposite of a joint tenant. See tenant, sole.

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TRUST FUND

This term applies to the property and money that is held in a trust and the property and money that is administered by the trustees.

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TERM INSURANCE

type of life insurance policy with no loan or cash value that can be cancelled at any time when a premium is not paid.

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TRADE COMMISSION

the federal agency that ensures a fair trade practice and ensures that the public is not going to be defrauded.

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TACIT UNDERSTANDING

a term for the unstated and implied understanding without it being committed to writing.

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THIEVERY

See stealing.

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TRAVERSE GENERAL

This term is applied to the blanket denial that covers all charges.

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TITLE JURISDICTION

the term applied when the title to a mortgaged property is kept by the mortgagee until the owner has paid off the mortgage in full.

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