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  1. t-visa

    t-visa

    The T-Visa is designed for human trafficking victims and allows them to stay in the United States to assist in the prosecution and investigation of... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 10-13-2011 03:08 AM Go to entry
     
  2. takings clause

    takings clause

    The clause, contained within the Fifth Amendment, provides that private property cannot be taken for public use without just compensation.
    eminent domain clause
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  3. target defendant

    target defendant

    The defendant whom the plaintiff considers the primary source for the recovery of damages; usually the defendant with the most insurance or greatest... [Read more]
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  4. tariff act of 1930

    tariff act of 1930

    In the 1930s, in an effort to increase the consumption of domestic products and decrease the consumption of foreign products within the United... [Read more]
    smoot–hawley tariff act
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  5. taxation

    taxation

    Money that a government takes from its citizens, or money that a government's citizens pay to their government, for the purpose of the government's... [Read more]
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  6. temporary restraining order

    temporary restraining order

    A court order that preserves the status quo until a litigant's application for a permanent or preliminary injunction can be heard.
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  7. temporary ward

    temporary ward

    The term used to describe a minor who is temporarily under the care or protection of a guardian, rather than the care of their parents because the... [Read more]
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  8. tort

    tort

    A common law term from England that the American Legal system has adopted, which is a wrong that involves a breach of a civil duty owed to someone... [Read more]
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  9. tortfeasor

    tortfeasor

    One who commits a tortious act.
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  10. total repudiation

    total repudiation

    The absolute and unconditional refusal of one party to perform their side of a contract. This type of repudiation relieves the other party from... [Read more]
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