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FAIR USE
The use of a portion of copyrighted material in a way that does not infringe the owner's rights. The use of a portion of material for educational purposes, literary criticism or new reporting is often considered a fair use
FALSE LIGHT
Using a likeness in a context which implies something untrue and unflattering
FELONY
Serious crime punishable by incarceration for a year or more. Includes rape, muder, robbery, burglary, and arson
FICTITIOUS
Of, relating to, or characterized by fiction; imaginary
FIDUCIARY
A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, ex: personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.
FIDUCIARY DUTY
An obligation to act in the best interest of another party. For instance, a corporation's board memeber has a fiduciary duty to the shareholders, a trustee has a fiduciary duty to the trust's beneficiaries, and an attorney has a fiduciary duty to a client
FORCE MAJEURE CLAUSE
A force majeure clause in a contract may suspend certain obligations in the event production is halted because of forces beyond the control of the parties such as a fire, strike, earthquake, war or act of god
FORESEEABILITY
A key issue in determining a person's liability. If a defendant could not reasonably have foreseen that someone might be hurt by his or her actions , then there may be no liability
FRANCHISE
A business relationship in which an owner (the franchisor) licenses others (the franchisees) to operate outlets using business concepts, property, trademarks and tradenames owned by the franchisor
GENERAL PARTNER
One of two kinds of partners in a limited partnership. a general partner has the right to participate in the management of the partnership and has unlimited personal liability for its debts
GOOD FAITH
Honestly and without deception. An agreement might be declared invalid if one of the parties entered with the intention of defrauding the other
GRANT
To give or permit. To bestow or confer
GRIEVANCE
In labor law a complaint filed by an employee regarding working conditions to be resolved by procedural machinery provided in the union contract. An injury, injustice, or wrong which gives ground for complaint
GROSS NEGLIGENCE
Failure to use even the slightest amount of care in a way that shows reckless or willful disregard for the safety of others
GUARDIAN
Person assigned by the court to take care of minor children or incompetent adults. Sometimes called a conservator
HEIRS
Persons who are entitled by law to inherit the property of the deceased if there is no will specifying how it's divided
HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT SEXUAL HARASSMENT
Where a person is subject to unwelcome secual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature to such an extent that it alters the conditions of the person's employment and creates an abusive working environment