By the Law: Basic Legal Terms

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

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