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INCAPACITY
Inability. Want of legal, physical or intellectual capacity. A minor, or a person committed to a mental institution, may be legally incapable of contracting
INDEMNIFY
To protect against damage, loss, or injury; insure. To resore someone's loss by payment, repair or replacement
INEVITABLE DISCLOSURE
In the course of duties with a new company, an individual who has left that business, will inevitably use secrets which will cause the company which originally developed them to lose its competitive advantage
INURE
To take effect; to result
INVASION OF PRIVACY
A tort that encompasses a variety of wrongful behavior such as an unjustified appropriation of another's name, image or likeness; the publicizing of intimate details of another's life without justification; or intrusions into another's privacy by eavesdropping or surveillance in an area where a person has a reasonable expectaion of privacy
IRREVOCABLE
That which cannot be revoked or recalled
IN PERPETUITY
Forever
IMPLIED CONTRACT
A contract not created or evidenced by the explicit agreement of the parties but one inferred by law
IMPLIED WARRANTY
A guarantee imposed by law in a sale. Even though the seller may ot make any explicit promises, the buyer still gets some protection
INDICTMENT
A formal accusation of a felony, issued by a grand jury after considering evidence presented by a prosecutor
INFRINGEMENT
Unauthorized use, typically of a patent or copyright
INJUNCTION
A prohibitive order or remedy issued by the court at the suit of the complaining party, which forbids the defendant to do some act which he is threatening or attempting to do . Conversely, it may require him to perform an act which he is obligated to perform but refuses to do
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
A product of the intellect that has commercial value, including copyrighted property such as literacy or artistic works, and ideational property, such as patents, appellations of origin, business methods, and industrial processes
INTRUSION
The act of intruding or the condition of being intruded on
JOINT AND SEVERAL LIABILITY
A legal doctrine that makes each of the parties who are responsible for an injury, liable for all the damages awarded in a lawsuit if the other parties responsible cannot pay
JOINT PROPERTY
Sometimes called joint tenancy. Property that names a co-owner on its deed or title. Co-owners retain ownership of the property upon the death of a co-owner. A co-owner in a joint property arrangement cannot give away his or her share of the property
JUDGMENT
A court's official decision on the matters before it
JURISDICTION
A court's authority to rule on th equestions of law at issue in a dispute, typically determined by geographic location and type of case
JUST CAUSE
A legitimate reason. Often used in the employment context to refer to the reasons why someone was fired
LIABLE
Legally responsible
LIABILITY
Any legal responsibility, duty or obligation
LIBEL
Defamatory (false and injurious) written statements or materials, including movies or photographs