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  1. e.g.

    e.g.

    This term means "for example."
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    Legal Help 01-02-2012 07:16 PM Go to entry
     
  2. economic duress

    economic duress

    This type of duress involves the threatening of severe financial injury for the purpose of coercing another to do something against their will. For... [Read more]
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  3. economic substantive due process

    economic substantive due process

    The doctrine that the words “liberty” and “property” within the Due Process Clause of 14th Amendment refers to social policies such as the freedom of... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 11-22-2011 06:29 PM Go to entry
     
  4. efficient breach

    efficient breach

    An efficient breach by a party is one where the breaching party actually saves money by breaching the contract, and finds it economically better for... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 10-13-2011 12:14 AM Go to entry
     
  5. eggshell rule

    eggshell rule

    In a tort claim, if a person causes injuries to another, the party at fault must take the person as they are at that time of the injury. For example,... [Read more]
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  6. elements

    elements

    Different factors that have to be proved to in order to show that a defendant is guilty or responsible for the crime or tort he has been accused of.
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    Legal Help 12-01-2011 06:02 PM Go to entry
     
  7. eminent domain

    eminent domain

    The power of a governmental entity to take privately owned property and convert it to public use. However, the original land owner must be given... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 01-02-2012 07:42 PM Go to entry
     
  8. employment discrimination

    employment discrimination

    When an employer treats an employee or job-applicant adversely or unequally based on characteristics such as race, sex, religion, national origin,... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 10-13-2011 12:51 AM Go to entry
     
  9. equitable estate

    equitable estate

    An equitable estate refers to any estate that is recognized in equity. Usually, this will be a trust beneficiary's interest. An equitable estate... [Read more]
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  10. equitable life estate

    equitable life estate

    An interest in property, whether real or personal, that was created equitably and only lasts for the life of the holder of the estate.
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