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- abstract of judgment
- "Abstract of judgment" is a written summary of a judgment which states how much money the losing defendant owes to the person who won the lawsuit (judgment creditor), the rate of interest to be paid on the judgment amount, court costs, and any specific orders that the losing defendant (judgment debtor) must obey, which abstract is acknowledged and stamped … Full Definition »
- From Latin “mala praxis”; an unskilled act done by either a doctor, or a lawyer, a nurse, or an architect, that resulted in injury to a client or patient.
The failure of a professional to follow the accepted standards of practice of his or her profession.
Based on a legal theory that a professional owes duty of care to a patient or a client and if such … Full Definition »
Law topic: Legal Malpractice << Legal issue: Professional Malpractice
- Mediation means a process in which a mediator facilitates communication and negotiation between parties to assist them in reaching a voluntary agreement regarding their dispute. Mediation is often used in family related disputes such as divorce, child custody or visitation determination.
A specially trained person called mediator helps two opposing … Full Definition »
Law topic: Divorce & Separation << Legal issue: Family Law
- Minor means a person under 18 years of age whose disabilities have not been removed by marriage or otherwise. (FL Probate Court, PART II, Sec. 731.110) … Full Definition »
Law topic: Family Law << Legal issue: Family Law
- For an idea to be protected from misappropriation, it needs to be concrete but does not need to be reduced to a completely detailed proposal. Hamilton Nat’l Bank v. Belt, 210 F.2d 706 (D.C. Cir. 1953).
Only novel ideas are protected. Murray v. NBC, 844 F.2s 988 (2d Cir. 1988).
Unauthorized use of likeness of celebrity’s voice is prohibited. Midler v. Ford … Full Definition »
Law topic: Copyright Infringement << Legal issue: Intellectual Property
- Monitor is a new term approved by the NY legislature in 2008 in connection with the new Power of attorney laws of NY. The purpose of appointing a monitor is to prevent elder abuse and abuse of a power of attorney.
A monitor can be appointed by the principal in the Power of attorney and is given the authority to request, receive, and seek to compel the … Full Definition »
Law topic: Power Of Attorney << Legal issue: Trusts & Estate Planning
- \ ˈmɔː.gɪdʒ \ "Mortgage" or "Lien" includes deed of trust, vendor ’s lien, chattel mortgage, mechanic ’s, materialman ’s or laborer ’s lien, judgment, attachment or garnishment lien, pledge by hypothecation, and Federal or State tax liens. (CHAPTER I, Sec. 3.) … Full Definition »
Law topic: Mortgages << Legal issue: Real Estate Law
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Lee O ReesAttorney at LawPRACTICE AREA: Administrative Law, Business Law, Litigation
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