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  1. s corporation

    s corporation

    A corporation that, instead of being taxed through the corporation itself like other corporations, is taxed through the corporation's shareholders. ... [Read more]
    subchapter s corporation
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    Legal Help 11-07-2011 04:47 PM Go to entry
     
  2. same-sex marriage

    same-sex marriage

    Depending on the state, same-sex marriage can refer to a purely ceremonial union of two people of the same sex that has no legal effect or it can... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 12-05-2011 07:45 PM Go to entry
     
  3. settlement

    settlement

    An agreement made between parties to resolve the issue before the case goes to trial. Majority of suits are settled before making it to trial.
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    Legal Help 11-29-2011 04:07 PM Go to entry
     
  4. short sale

    short sale

    A short sale is when you sell the piece of property that is in default instead of it going into foreclosure. The property is sold relatively quickly... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 10-13-2011 12:46 AM Go to entry
     
  5. slander

    slander

    Slander is spoken defamation. Slander is false statements of fact about a person made verbally or with gestures. This statement must also be... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 10-12-2011 06:40 PM Go to entry
     
  6. slander per se

    slander per se

    Slander per se is a statement that is considered defamatory without additional proof. Slander per se includes accusations of committing a crime,... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 10-12-2011 06:40 PM Go to entry
     
  7. social justice

    social justice

    This type of justice is concerned with conforming to moral principles. For example, the moral principle that all people are equal. Additionally,... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 11-23-2011 04:01 AM Go to entry
     
  8. solicitation

    solicitation

    1. In criminal law, the urging, commanding, advising, or otherwise inciting another person to commit a crime. 2. In criminal law, the offer to... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 01-02-2012 08:27 PM Go to entry
     
  9. speedy trial

    speedy trial

    A right secured by the Sixth Amendment. This ensures that every person has a trial that is prosecuted with reasonable diligence, which begins... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 11-07-2011 05:05 PM Go to entry
     
  10. spendthrift trust

    spendthrift trust

    This trust prohibits the beneficiary's interest from being assigned to another party and prevents a creditor from attaching the beneficiary's... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 12-05-2011 07:17 PM Go to entry
     

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