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Of or pertaining to the system of rules which a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and which it may enforce by the imposition of penalties.

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joint and several liability

Law; Laws and acts

Liable individually and collectively. If only one of several defendants has the ability to pay damages, he may be liable for all the damages, not just a percentage.

judgment debtor

Law; Laws and acts

Party who must pay damages after a trial and he is obligated to satisfy the court decision because an unsatisfied court decision is awarded against him.


Law; Laws and acts

The doctrine that dictates that enforcement of a legal right can be denied if the person seeking to enforce the right unreasonably delayed the action to the prejudice of the ...

motion to compel

Law; Laws and acts

A motion asking the court to require that the other party perform some act, such as answering discovery requests or producing a witness for questioning.


Law; Laws and acts

Establishment of a duty, followed by a breach of that duty and an establishment of damages.For compensation to be awarded, it must be established that the negligence was the ...

degree of negligence

Law; Laws and acts

One of the varying levels of negligence typically designated as slight negligence, ordinary negligence, and gross negligence.


Law; Laws and acts

The required, desired or allowed amount; portion or share.