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  1. jedburgh justice

    jedburgh justice

    This type of justice is the opposite of what most people consider traditional justice because punishment is inflicted first and a trial is held... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 11-23-2011 02:53 AM Go to entry
     
  2. john doe defendant

    john doe defendant

    A John Doe defendant is simply a defendant that has been given the name "John Doe" because the suing or charging plaintiff does not know the... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 11-14-2011 01:14 AM Go to entry
     
  3. joint tenancy

    joint tenancy

    An equal ownership in real property. Both individuals have a right to use all of the property. Upon the death of one of the tenants, the right of... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 12-01-2011 06:01 PM Go to entry
     
  4. joint trial

    joint trial

    A trial in which multiple defendants are being prosecuted together.
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    Legal Help 12-01-2011 06:01 PM Go to entry
     
  5. joint venture

    joint venture

    A joint venture is similar to a general partnership, but the partnership exists only for a specified period of time, usually for a specific... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 10-12-2011 11:20 PM Go to entry
     
  6. judgment notwithstanding the verdict

    judgment notwithstanding the verdict

    A decision by the trial judge to reverse the juryís verdict when the judge believes that no factual basis exists for the verdict or it is contrary to... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 11-29-2011 03:25 PM Go to entry
     
  7. judicial review

    judicial review

    The higher courts consideration of a lower courtís ruling. The higher court determines if there were any errors at trial to support a reversal of the... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 11-29-2011 03:26 PM Go to entry
     
  8. judicial sale

    judicial sale

    The most common commonly used foreclosure proceeding and is the mandated method in several stated. A judicial sale is initiated by a lawsuit for... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 10-13-2011 04:31 PM Go to entry
     
  9. jurisdiction

    jurisdiction

    Jurisdiction refers to a government's power to exercise authority over people within a certain area or a court's power to decide a case or issue... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 11-14-2011 05:35 PM Go to entry
     
  10. jurist

    jurist

    A person who has a thorough knowledge of legal matters or the law. This usually refers to a judge or a legal scholar.
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    Legal Help 01-02-2012 06:44 PM Go to entry
     

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