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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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comparative negligence

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According to this doctrine the amount of damages awarded is proportional to each party's level of negligence.


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When two or more persons are plotting an unlawful act, it is termed as conspiracy in legal terms.


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Citation is an address to a written reference.It may also refer to a summon or call to appear.


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A list of cases the court is to hear on a given day is called as docket for that day.

gag order

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A judge's order that prevents parties and lawyers from publicly discussing a matter before the court.

attorney-work product

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This is a doctrine by which material collected in anticipation of litigation by an attorney is not required to be produced during discovery.

bad faith

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To enter into an agreement with no intention of fulfilling the obligations of that agreement.