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General law

Common terminology used in legal business.

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General law


Law; General law

These are remarks by the judge not part of the specific orders or rulings; are termed as dictum.

prudent person rule

Legal services; General law

Doctrine according to which a trustee is expected to invest funds in relatively safe and conservative investments.

proximate cause

Law; General law

The event or point at which a series of incidents begin that ultimately result in an event with damages occuring.

vicarious liability

Legal services; General law

Liability for acts of another person; a lawyer is responsible for the cats of the legal secretary if the acts were within the scope of the secretary's employment.

sunshine law

Law; General law

A law that certain governmental meetings or records must be open to the public and it is called sunshine law.

trespass and nuisance

Legal services; General law

Unwarranted and unauthorized entry on one's property or the devaluation of enjoyment of one's property due to intrusive acts of another.

polling the jury

Law; General law

Asking each juror individually to state what he or she believes the outcome of the case should be, and is termed as polling the jury.

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