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  1. vacate

    vacate

    A decision by the court to set aside an opinion it finds to be improper.
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    Legal Help 11-29-2011 04:07 PM Go to entry
     
  2. venue

    venue

    The location that is appropriate for the trial of the case. In criminal cases, the location is likely where the crime took place. In civil matters,... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 11-30-2011 05:16 PM Go to entry
     
  3. verdict

    verdict

    A jury decision rendered after trial which must be accepted by the court to be final.
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    Legal Help 11-29-2011 04:05 PM Go to entry
     
  4. vertical privity

    vertical privity

    Vertical privity can simply refer to the joint awareness or joint knowledge of something private or secret between two parties. This usually implies... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 12-05-2011 08:06 PM Go to entry
     
  5. vexatious litigant

    vexatious litigant

    A person that repeatedly files frivolous lawsuits. Most jurisdictions have rules that require these people to obtain special permission from the... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 01-02-2012 07:56 PM Go to entry
     
  6. vicarious infringement

    vicarious infringement

    Vicarious infringement refers to a person's personal liability for the infringing acts of another person, without directly committing any act of... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 01-02-2012 09:23 PM Go to entry
     
  7. voir dire

    voir dire

    Latin phrase meaning “for cause” which is a process where lawyers question prospective jurors to determine biases and learn about potential jurors... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 10-23-2011 01:08 AM Go to entry
     

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