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Superior court

Superior court is a court of general jurisdiction, as opposed to inferior courts such as municipal court or small claims court.


A superior court is a court that has unlimited jurisdiction as opposed to lower courts which is restricted to civil cases, or criminal cases involving less serious offenses. A superior court may hear appeals from lower courts and supreme courts may hear appeals from superior courts (see appeal).

Summary judgment

Summary judgment is a judgment rendered as a matter of law, when the parties are not in dispute regarding the facts of a case.


If you bring a motion for summary judgment, you are asking the court to make a final ruling on the case before a trial has been conducted. This could be of great benefit, depending on the case, since you save time, money, and energy from having to further litigate your case.


See, motion.

Prospectus

A prospectus is a detailed document produced by educational institutions such as a college, school, or by a commercial enterprise, which advertises or gives details about it, for the purpose of attracting or informing clients, prospective buyers, or investors.

Polygraph

Polygraph is an electronic instrument used to administer a lie detector test. A polygraph detects and records changes in a person's pulse, blood pressure, breathing rates, and skin conductivity while a person answers a series of questions.


The efficacy of polygraphs is debated in the scientific community. Supporters of Polygraph claim an 85 - 95% accuracy rate. Critics say there is not enough scientific evidence to say whether it detects lies or not.
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Performance bond

A performance bond is a surety bond which guarantees that a contract will be performed. Performance bonds are commonly used in the construction of real property. For example, if a contractor fails to construct a building according to the specifications laid out by the contract (most often due to the bankruptcy of the contractor), the client is guaranteed compensation for any monetary loss up to the amount of the performance bond.

Order

A court order is a judge's direction on a matter subordinate to the main proceeding, and is not constituted a judgment.

Motion

In a lawsuit, a motion is a request to the judge to make a decision about the case. The party requesting the motion is called the movant. Motions may be used in numerous ways to aid your case. They can be used to obtain information, to dismiss cases, or to trim cases down.


Motions are quite diverse, but the most prevalent one is a motion for summary judgment. If you bring a motion for summary judgment, you are asking the court to make a final ruling on the case before a trial has been conducted. This could be of great benefit, depending on the case, since you save time, money, and energy from having to further litigate your case.


Living trust

Living trust means a trust established during the life of an individual (trustor). The term originated from the Latin term "Inter Vivos" (between the living).

Extradition

Extradition is the act of returning a person accused or convicted of a crime (extraditing) from the country he/she is arrested to the country where the crime is committed.

International law

International law is a body of law governing relations between nations. It is based on a set of rules generally accepted as binding in relations between countries. For example, extradition is treated under international law.

Insurance

The word "insurance" can be figuratively used to express a protection against something.
Regular exercise is viewed as an insurance against illnesses.

Incorporate

Incorporate means to include something within something else, as part of a whole, for example, by making one document part of another document by declaring the former to be incorporated in the latter.

IRS

IRS is an acronym for "Federal Agency Responsible" which is responsible administering and enforcing federal tax laws.

IRA

IRA is an acronym for "Individual Retirement Account" which is a form of "individual retirement plan", and is a savings account with large tax advantages.
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