By the Law: Basic Legal Terms

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A promise for which no consideration is given
When parties agree that a contract is complete as written
Contract term limiting liability in case of a breach
Claim by the defendant against the plaintiff
Customer agrees to standard set of terms that favour the other side
The unconditional ratification of all of the terms of the offer
Time period specified by legislation for commencing legal action
Expiration of an offer after a specified or reasonable period
Guiding principles for interpreting terms of a contract
Formal documents of a lawsuit
Process whereby each party forces the disclosure of information from the other party
Litigation alternatives for resolving disputes
When parties' contractual obligations do not begin until an event occurs
When an offeror must keep an offer open for a specified time in exchange for a fee
Formal hearing before a judge which results in a binding decision
An event that ends contractual obligations
Assumption that parties in a contract are able to look out for their own interest
Refusal to accept an offer
Rule limiting evidence a party can produce about contents of contract
Arguing to a higher court that a court decision is wrong
Expression of willingness to do business
When one party (plaintiff or defendant) must pay other party for a lost lawsuit
A very large number of plaintiffs
Provision not expressly included in a contract, but was part of parties' intention
A downpayment to a lawyer
Initiates litigation by setting out plaintiff's allegations against the defendant
In Civil Law, where case is solved by the side that seems the most credible
Test based on how a 'reasonable person' would view the matter
Price paid for a promise
Promise to perform specified acts on certain terms
Contract term which specifies payment of one party to the other in a breach
Rejection of one offer and the proposal of a new one
Discussion used to reach a mutually acceptable resolution; transferring negotiable instruments from one person to another
Withdrawal of an offer
Party who files an appeal
One who is legally ordered (by a judge) to pay a debt, who has still not paid
Rewarding a party what is owed them for the goods or services provided under contract
Fee based on percentage of judgment awarded, paid by client to the lawyer only if action is successful
Doctrine whereby someone who relies on a gratuitous promise may enforce it
A presumption against one party that another party can seek to rebut with leading evidence to the contrary
Defendant to an appeal
Defendant must be found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt

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