A combination of letters and numbers that identifies the vehicle’s make, model, and year. Usually found on the dashboard, vehicle registration, or title.
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a verdict that is barred as the same issues have already been settled between the same parties in an earlier suit.
a law that will correct, add to or alter or delete material from a previous law and makes the amended law valid.
The verdict where a defendant is found guilty of some of the charges against him but not of all of then accusations.
a legally defective action of a court and is by its nature ineffective and the process that is null and void due to a defect.
law that has not been approved by the legislative body as the time has run out in which to sign it.
An oral agreement that is reached without anything committed to writing. Also a parol contract. See oral contract; verbal contract.
the term given to marriage with no legal validity as it is prohibited by law.
a verdict where a person gets a verdict in his favour but for less than the originally allowed amount.
the estate that is granted to a person to be enjoyed by them at a future time when a certain event occurs.
a right not to approve an act that is passed by a legislative body.
the name that is given to an infection that is transmitted by sexual contact.
a motion proposed in a court to simply delay the action on a dispute not to aid justice.
verdict resulting from a compromising of one or more jurors on a matter of principle in exchange for compromise from other jurors on another issue in the case.
a French term for the examination of a potential juror to see if they are fit to serve.
the term that means to set aside an arbitration award.
a term that means to cancel or to rescind the court’s judgement.
a new business venture that is started in order to make some sort of monetary profit.
a verdict declaring the case is not proven against the defendant. It does not mean he is innocent.
A term in insurance policies when the insurer must keep an amount aside from annual premiums in order to meet his obligations to the insured person.
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