Reasonable cause
Reasonable cause to believe that a person has committed an offense exists when evidence or information which appears reliable discloses facts or circumstances which are collectively of such weight and persuasiveness as to convince a person of ordinary intelligence, judgment and experience that it is reasonably likely that such offense was committed and … Full Definition »
Law topic: Felonies << Legal issue: Criminal Defense
receiver
A receiver is an indifferent person appointed by the court to manage the property of the debtor. A judge appoints a neutral person as receiver or conservator upon request of the Plaintiff. In federal courts, receivers are attorneys or professional trustees. In state courts, where conservatorships occur, there is no requirement for receivers or … Full Definition »
Law topic: Personal Bankruptcy << Legal issue: Bankruptcy Law
removal
In the USA, removal is governed by statute, 28 U.S.C. §1441 et seq. With rare exceptions, a case may be removed only if, at the time of removal, the case could be filed in federal court. Removal requires an independent ground for subject matter jurisdiction such as diversity jurisdiction or federal question jurisdiction. If removal is granted, the case will … Full Definition »
Law topic: General Civil Litigation << Legal issue: Litigation
Removal Proceeding
Pursuant to Section 238(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), the Attorney General, may determine the removability of aliens, who are not lawful permanent residents, but have final conviction for an aggravated felony, in administrative removal proceedings. Expedited Removal: Pursuant to Section 235(b)(1)(A) of the INA, an immigration (CIS) … Full Definition »
Law topic: Visas << Legal issue: Immigration Law
respondeat superior
Literal translation: let the master answer Definition and use: a concept that the master (e.g. employer) is responsible for the actions of his subordinates (e.g. employees). … Full Definition »
Law topic: Employment & Discrimination << Legal issue: Labor & Employment Law
Revocation of Will
A will or any part of it may be revoked or altered by: a new will; an act of burning, tearing, cutting, cancellation, obliteration, or other mutilation or destruction performed by the testator (the person signing a will), or another person at testator's direction; a document called a Revocation of a will. The revocation of a will revokes all codicils … Full Definition »
Law topic: Living Trusts << Legal issue: Trusts & Estate Planning
Revolving account
These are accounts that require you to pay a minimum payment each month along with the finance charges/interest that has accumulated from one billing cycle to the next. With a revolving account the terms are open or there is no exact fixed date for you to pay off your account. The entire balance, assuming you don't pay it off in full, revolves from one … Full Definition »
Law topic: Credit Repair << Legal issue: Consumer Protection
robbery
Robbery is the unlawful taking or obtaining of personal property from the person or in the presence of another, against (his)(her) will, by means of actual or threatened force, or violence, or fear of injury, whether immediately or in the future, to (his)(her) person or property, or property in (his)(her) custody or possession, or the person or roperty of a … Full Definition »
Law topic: Felonies << Legal issue: Criminal Defense
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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 »
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