under the influence
Driving under the Influence (DUI) refers to operating a motor vehicle while affected by alcohol, drugs, or both. This applies to both legal and illegal drugs, including prescription medication and over-the-counter drugs. The majority of states have strict laws punishing for driving under influence. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety … Full Definition »
Law topic: Traffic & Moving Violations << Legal issue: Criminal Defense
unilateral contract
Unilateral contract is also known as “a performance for a promise”. Is a contract where only one party to the contract makes a promise to perform if the to the party does. Example of a unilateral contract: "I will pay you $500 if you bring my lost dog to me." Finding the dog is acceptance. See also: bilateral contract consideration contract performance. … Full Definition »
Law topic: Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation << Legal issue: Contracts
uninsured motorist clause
Uninsured Motorists Clause contained in your insurance policy protects you, your family members who live with you, and occupants of your car, in the event they are injured as the result of negligent actions by an uninsured vehicle or hit-and-run motorist. Basically, it says that your insurance will cover your costs associated with the accident caused by an … Full Definition »
Law topic: Traffic & Moving Violations << Legal issue: Criminal Defense
Universal default
A clause in a credit card agreement allowing creditors to increase interest rates if a person did not pay the amount due on time or defaulted on his payment to any other creditor. … Full Definition »
Law topic: Credit Repair << Legal issue: Consumer Protection
unliquidated claim
A claim for which a specific value has not been determined. … Full Definition »
Law topic: Personal Bankruptcy << Legal issue: Bankruptcy Law
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An association or combination of businesses, financial institutions, or investors, for the purpose of engaging in a joint venture. … Full Definition »
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