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Category: U

UNFAIR HEARING

a court hearing that is not carried out properly and according to the processes of the law. See due process of law.

UNITED IN INTEREST

A term that refers to the co-defendants in a law suit that will each be treated the same way by the verdict.

UNREASONABLE RATES

These are the fees charged that are out of line with the accepted charges for a service rendered.

UNDERSIGNED THE

This phrase refers to the people who have signed their names to a document.

UNFIT

word that something or someone is unsuitable.

UNLAWFUL CONSPIRACY

a criminal offense where 2 or more people plan and act out an illegal act. See conspiracy.

UNNATURAL WILL

a will where the maker does not provide for his wife or for any children.

UBI

the Latin word for where.

UNFORESEEN CAUSE

the delay in notifying of an injury at work due to reasonable causes and won’t interfere with compensation.

UNNECESSARY HARDSHIP

zoning regulation that is unreasonable and deprives an owner of his basic property rights and interferes with the economic use of the property.

UTMOST RESISTANCE

the term that is sued to describe the maximum amount of resistance a person can use against an attacker.

UNCLEAN HANDS

a doctrine that a decision should not favour the plaintiff who has not acted accordingly and honestly.

UNLAWFUL ACT

the term used for an act that is contrary to or violates a law that exist.

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