illegal immigrant
is an individual who is not a citizen of the USA and does not owe allegiance to the USA, and who entered the USA without goverment permission (visa) or overstay his/her visa term. … Full Definition »
Law topic: Visas << Legal issue: Immigration Law
impermissible deceptive marks
“[A mark is deceptive] when an essential and material element is misrepresented, is distinctly false, and is the very element upon which the customer relies in purchasing one product over another.” Gold Seal Co. v. Weeks, 129 F.Supp. 928 (D.D.C. 1955). … Full Definition »
Law topic: Copyright Infringement << Legal issue: Intellectual Property
imprimatur
Literal translation: let it be printed Definition and use: an authorization for a document to be printed. Used in the context of approval by a religious body or other censoring authority. … Full Definition »
Law topic: Lending Agreements << Legal issue: Contracts
incapacitated
\ ɪn.kəˈpæs.ɪ.teɪt \ “Incapacitated” means a judicial determination that a person lacks the capacity to manage at least some of the person’s property or to meet at least some of the person’s essential health and safety requirements. A minor shall be treated as being incapacitated. (PART II, Sec. 731.110) … Full Definition »
Law topic: Health Care Law << Legal issue: Health Care Law
incorporate
to form a business entity. There are several ways to form your business: a Business Corporation, Limited Liability Company, a General Partnership, a Limited Partnership, a Sole Proprietorship. All of these business formations have their advantages and disadvantages. In a Business Corporation, personal liability is limited for shareholders; the life-span … Full Definition »
Law topic: Corporate Finance & Taxation << Legal issue: Business Law
incorporate by reference
A doctrine of the common law, by which a person may state in his will that certain property is to be disposed of by a separate document, describing the place where the document will be found. Three requirements must generally be met in order for such a document to be given effect: 1.It must have existed at the time the will was executed. 2.The will … Full Definition »
Law topic: Car Accidents << Legal issue: Personal Injury
independent contractor
n. a person or business which performs services for another person or entity under a contract between them, for a compensation. An independent contractor is distinguished from an employee, who works regularly for an employer. The exact nature of the independent contractor's relationship with the party hiring him/her/it has become vital since an independent … Full Definition »
Law topic: Corporate Finance & Taxation << Legal issue: Business Law
infringement
“It is of course essential to any protection of literary property, whether at common-law or under the statute, that the right cannot be limited literally to the text, else a plagiarist would escape by immaterial variations. That has never been the law, but, as soon as literal appropriation ceases to be the test, the whole matter is necessarily at large, so … Full Definition »
Law topic: Copyright << Legal issue: Intellectual Property
insolvency
Insufficiency of financial resources to pay one’s debt … Full Definition »
Law topic: Personal Bankruptcy << Legal issue: Bankruptcy Law
Installment account
Car loans, student loans, and home loans are examples of installment accounts. With installment account you must make monthly payments of set amount by certain date. The amount remain unchanged from month to month until the loan is paid in full. All three credit agencies—Experian, Trans Union, and Equifax—will report information related to installment … Full Definition »
Law topic: Credit Repair << Legal issue: Consumer Protection
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To help someone commit a crime, including helping them escape from police or plan the crime. See also: aid and abet … Full Definition »
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