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UNITED STATES SENATOR

See Senator.

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UNINCORPORATED ASSOCIATION

This term is applied to a group of people who act together in a common enterprise and for a common purpose.

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UNLAWFUL CONTRACT

the agreement where one of the parties acts in a unlawful way or fails to act to the law.

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UNEARNED INCREMENT

the increase in value that arises from the course of events and not from improvements.

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UNITY OF POSSESSION

where a property is held jointly and both people own the whole property.

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UNDER COLOR OF TITLE

This phrase means with having the appearance of a title that is valid when there is no title.

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UNLIQUIDATED DEMAND

a demand for damages where the price has not been set yet.

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UNDIVIDED PROFITS

See undistributed profits.

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UNLESS LEASE

a lease to drill for oil or gas that will terminate unless drilling starts by a set date.

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UNRESPONSIVE ANSWER

the answer by a witness that does not answer the question he was asked.

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UNIFORM LAWS

These are the laws adopted by most states that have similar implications.

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USUAL COURSE OF BUSINESS

the regular and normal course of operations of a business in conducting the customs of the trade.

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UNEQUIVOCAL

This means that something is clear and with no doubt.

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UNILATERAL MISTAKE

a mistake where one party has misunderstood an agreement.

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UNDISTRIBUTED PROFITS

These are the extra monies that a corporation has not distributed as dividends or has put into a surplus account.

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UNCONDITIONAL PARDON

This term applies to the pardon that is given without any terms and conditions.

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UNITARY AWARD

an award that is awarded to a woman who is divorced that includes support for her children and for herself.

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UNPRECEDENTED

term that means new or not happened before.

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URBAN EASEMENT

the right a person has when his property faces a street to have access, light, air and an entrance an exit to an from his property.

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UNABLE TO STAND TRIAL

the term that describes a person who is unable to defend himself in court as he is suffering from ill health or a mental incapacity.

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