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General law

Common terminology used in legal business.

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attorney-client priviledge

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A client can refuse to testify about communications between the client and his attorney.Th eclient can also prevent his attorney from from testifying.

deposition index

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A list of the most critical events, people, places, or things in alphabetical order, indicating what pages those matters are referred to in the deposition.


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An area surrounding a house used for household purposes is termed as curtilage in legal terminology.


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A motion to dismiss without answering specific allegations in the complaint.This motion argues that even if the allegations are true, a cause of action has not been established.


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An intentional act caused by a defendant which brings about harmful or offensive contact to plaintiff's person.

contingent fee

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An attorney's fee that represents a percentage of the amount awarded at court or through settlement.

direct evidence

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This evidence is usually from personal observation and it tends to establish a fact without the need of an inference.

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