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60 Cards in this Set

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Papers containing the trial jurymen's names.
Ballots or slips
Evidence from the most reliable source, an original as against a copy.
Best evidence
Defendant's request to obtain more detials of the plaintiff's case.
Bill of Particulars
State statues regulating the sales of corporate securities through investment companies. Laws imposed to prevent the sale of securities of fraudulent ventures.
Blue Sky Laws
Requiring a person to apprear for trial.
Binding over
Commonly used legal dictionary.
Black's Law Dictionary
Without deceit or fraud.
Bona fide
What an attorney does to obtain an order of the court in a contested action.
Bring on a motion
Obligation of a party to produce a particular state of conviction in the mind of the trier of fact.
Burden of proof
List of cases ready to be tried.
System of correlated rules or standards.
That you take. A writ requiring the officer to take the body of the defendant into custody.
In contemplation of death or in anticipation of approaching death.
Causa mortis
The grounds on which a civil action may be sustained.
Cause of action
Let him beware. Warning or notice given by a party, judge, or officer against the performance of certian acts within his power and jurisdiction. A notice enterd in court to prevent the act from being done.
Let the buyer beware. Purchaser buys at his own risk.
Caveat emptor
Unlimited objections to a juror for a specific reason.
Challenge for Cause
Objection made to an entire jury panel.
Challenge to the Array
Statement made by the judge to a jury.
Any item of intangible property oter than real estate.
A thinkg, personal chattel.
Personal property in the posession of another.
Chose in action
Indirect evidence. Evidence from which you can draw a conclusion, but alone does not establish a fact.
Circumstantial evidence
Added provision to a will after its excecution.
The transcription of any conversation that interrups the questions and anwers during a deposition or trial.
Party making the complaint.
First paper filed in a civil action in Superior Court. The plaintiff's statement of his claims.
Right of a spouse to the aid, companionship, and services of the other person in all conjugal relations.
The stubborn resistance to authority.
Transfer of an estate in land.
Very abundant.
Relating to the body; bodily.
Describes such things as having an objective, material existence, possessing are real body. Things perceptible by the senses of sight and touch.
Body of the crime. The legal requisites constituting the crime. It is the objective proof that a crime has been committed.
Corpus delicti
Body of law.
Corpus juris
Custodian of papers filed in court.
County Clerk
Claim alleged by the defendant against the plaintiff.
Cross Complaint
Blamable, censurable, involving the breach of a legal duty or commission of a fault.
Seduce or corrupt
One who has ceased to live.
Judgement which declares the rights of parties or expresses an opinion of the court on a question of law without ordering anything to be done. It is distinguished from other actions in that it does not seek execution or performance from the defendan or opposing parties.
Declaratory Judgement
Instrument conveying title to real property.
Security instrument affecting transfer of real property. A transfer of legal title to property from the trustor to trustee.
Deed of Trust
Temporary, conditionally, provisionally.
De bene esse
In fact, in deed, actually. A phrase used to characterize a person government, or past action which must be accepted for all practical purposes but is illegal.
De facto
Failure of defendant to plead within the time allowed.
By right, legitimate, lawful. Opposite of de facto
De jure
A lease. The lessee shall have full use and enjoyment of the leased premisis. A conveyance of an estate.
To stop, to stay. A pleading attacking the legal sufficiency of a pleading of the other side.
New, renewal, revived, a second time.
De nova
To give. Dispotion of real property or a gift contained in a will.
Multi-volume collection of abbreviated case summaries arranged by subject matter.
Intending to cause delay.
Verdict entered in a jury trial by the court without consideration by the jury because there are no factual issues for the jury to decide.
Directed verdict
Pre-trial procedure that permits one party to acquire any information held by the adverse party relating to an action.
Dismissal without trial which allows a party to bring another civil action for the same cause unless civil action is barred.
Dismissal without prejudice
Dismissal without trial which bars the assertion of the same cause of action or claim against the same party.
Dismissal with prejudice
The place where a person has his permanent home and principal establishment, to where he plans to return.
Second prosecution for same offense.
Double Jeopardy
Rule in some states that does not hold a person responsible for an act if it was done as the result of a mental disease or defect.
Durham Rule