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Brief: Everything You Need to Know

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A written argument furnished to the court which sets forth the pertinent facts of the case or motion being tried or heard and the laws applicable to it. read more

Brady Act: Everything You Need to Know

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The Brady Act imposes a waiting period of up to five days for the purchase of a handgun, and subjects purchasers to a background check during that period. read more

Bill: Everything You Need to Know

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A bill is a proposed law presented for approval to a legislative body. read more

Battery: Everything You Need to Know

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Harmful or offensive contact with the person or another or with something closely appurtenant thereto, caused by an act intended to result in such contact. read more
The state or condition of a bankrupt. Insolvency; a process governed by federal law to help when people or entities cannot or will not pay their debts. read more

Award Defined and Explained

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Award is the amount and/or form of a judgment a judge or jury gives the successful party in a lawsuit. It is often, but not always, an amount of money. read more

Attorney: Everything You Need to Know

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An attorney is the one who acts for another by virtue of an appointment by the latter and there are of various kinds of attorneys. read more

Arson: Everything You Need to Know

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Arson is a criminal offense occurring when a person intentionally sets fire to or burns something; and the person acted wrongfully and without justification. read more

Appearance: Everything You Need to Know

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The appearance, with all other subsequent pleadings supposed to take place in court, should purport to be in term time. read more

Answer: Everything You Need to Know

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Answer in a civil case is the defendant's written response to the plaintiff's complaint and it can also be a formal response to allegations made in a complaint. read more