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claim in bankruptcy
A claim in bankruptcy is document filed with the Court so as to register a claim against the assets of the bankruptcy estate. The claim sets out the amount that is owed to the creditor as of the date of the bankruptcy filing and, if relevant, any priority status. in the United States, the document is properly termed a Proof of Claim. Upon receipt of a … Full Definition »

341 meeting
A meeting of a debtor with creditors called "341 meeting" because section 341 of the Bankruptcy Code requires that the debtor attend this meeting so that creditors can question the debtor about debts and property. … Full Definition »
Law topic: Personal Bankruptcy << Legal issue: Bankruptcy Law
a fortiori
To draw the inference that because a certain thing is true, then another thing must be true as well. From Latin "even more so", or “with even stronger reason". Thus, if Winnie the Pooh can not lift a pot with honey, a Piglet can not lift it a fortiori. … Full Definition »
Law topic: Car Accidents << Legal issue: Personal Injury
a mensa et thoro
Literal translation: from bed and table Definition and use: divorce a mensa et thoro indicates legal separation without legal divorce. Equivalent to contemporary divorce from bed and board. … Full Definition »
Law topic: Family Law << Legal issue: Family Law
a posteriori
Literal translation: from later, or "what comes after" Definition and use: an argument derived from subsequent event … Full Definition »
Law topic: Administrative Law << Legal issue: Administrative Law
a priori
Literal translation: from earlier Definition and use: an argument derived from previous event … Full Definition »
Law topic: Personal Injury << Legal issue: Personal Injury
a priori assumption
(ah-pree-ory) n. from Latin, an assumption that is true without further proof or need to prove it. It is assumed the sun will come up tomorrow. However, it has a negative side: an a priori assumption made without question on the basis that no analysis or study is necessary, can be mental laziness when the reality is not so certain. … Full Definition »
Law topic: Car Accidents << Legal issue: Personal Injury
a quo
Literal translation: previous Definition and use: regarding a court of first instance, or the decision/s of a previous court, known as the court a quo. … Full Definition »
Law topic: Regulatory Enforcement << Legal issue: Administrative Law
a.k.a.
This term is used when someone / something has another name, catchphrase, nicknames Example: peer to peer lending, aka social lending, aka p2p lending … Full Definition »
Law topic: Administrative Law << Legal issue: Administrative Law
A/B Trust
An "A-B trust" is a type of trust established by a married couple that includes provisions requiring the allocation of assets on the death of one spouse to two separate trusts to be established only at that time. This family trust might help spouses to save on estate taxes. The Estate Tax Credit currently allows you to shelter up to $2 million from … Full Definition »
Law topic: Living Trusts << Legal issue: Trusts & Estate Planning
ab extra
Literal translation: from outside Definition and use: concerning a case, a person may have received some funding from a 3rd party. This funding may have been considered ab extra. … Full Definition »
Law topic: Corporate Finance & Taxation << Legal issue: Business Law
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