By the Law: Basic Legal Terms

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

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