By the Law: Basic Legal Terms

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

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