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Category: W

WRONGFUL DEATH STATUTES

This are the laws that give rise to the actions for defaults, negligence and wrongs that can cause death.

WIRETAP

the interception of a communication that uses a device to tap into a telephone line.

WAIVER OF TORT

the action of a plaintiff to give up the right to sue a person based on a wrong committed but to obtain redress and satisfaction for his claim.

WITNESS HOSTILE

a witness who is antagonistic to the party who summoned him to be a witness.

WITNESS EXPERT

a witness with specialised knowledge such as a chemist, engineer or a physician.

WHOLLY

a term used for completely, entirely, exclusively and the opposite of partially.

WARRANT OF EXTRADITION

the issuing of an order to surrender a person who is accused or convicted of a crime to the jurisdiction where the crime was originally committed.

WRONGFUL EXECUTION

a term used for carrying out a court order wrongly an doing beyond the authorisation of the order.

WALL STREET LAWYER

modern and popular term given to an attorney who works for a large firm handling large corporations and big business.

WITNESS COMPETENT

the term that is given to a witness in a case who is legally qualified to testify.

WILLFUL NEGLIGENCE

the type of negligence that is deliberate with the intentional disregard for other people’s welfare.

WATER RIGHTS

the name given to the legal right to use water from a stream or lake for your own purposes.

WANTON ACT

an act without regard to any other person and their safety and welfare.

WITNESS ADVERSE

the name given to a witness whom is unfavourable to the person who is questioning them and will give testimony to favour the opposite side.

WITHOUT FAULT

a term describing liability for injuries that are the result of taking part in inherently dangerous activities.

WAGNER ACT

the name given to a National Labour Relations Act that gives workers to right to form unions and to collectively bargain with employers.