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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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UNLAWFUL DETAINER

This occurs where property once legally possessed is continued to be possessed when the rights have ended.

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UNIVERSAL PARTNERSHIP

a partnership where each person gives all of his property to the partnership.

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UNAVOIDABLE CASUALTY

the term given to an injury that has occurred even after all due care and diligence was practiced.

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UNMARRIED

a term that means a person is not yet married.

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UNREASONABLE SEIZURE

This means to take property when you have no right to do so.

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UNCONDITIONAL DISCHARGE

This phrase relates to a suspended sentence that has no conditions or terms attached by the court.

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

the name that is given to the union of all of the states under the US Constitution where government control is vested in the people of the states.

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UNDISCLOSED PRINCIPAL

the person that an agent carries out transactions for and doesn’t reveal his identity.

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