ACADEMIC TOPICS

compromise verdict

A compromise verdict is a verdict that occurs when some jurors vote against their true views on certain issues to avoid a deadlock. The compromises often involve issues of liability/guilt or proper monetary compensation.

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confidential communication

Confidential communication involves statements (oral, written, or nonverbal) made in confidence between two people who have trust in each other and believe that the communication will be kept in confidence. Examples of this kind of...

confirmation bias

Confirmation bias refers to the tendency to seek out and give undue credibility to information that supports a desired conclusion. Due to confirmation bias, a party may unduly discredit contradictory information to the desired conclusion, or...

conflict of interest

A conflict of interest refers to the ethical problems that may arise between parties with a preexisting relationship. In law, a conflict of interest arises between an attorney and a client if the interests of the attorney, a different client...

conforming goods

Conforming goods are the goods that meet the specifications of the sales contract. In sales law, the nature and quantity of goods needed by a buyer is normally specified in a purchase contract. A seller is bound to deliver the goods requested...

consent

Consent means that a person voluntarily and willfully agrees in response to another person's proposition. The person who consents must possess sufficient mental capacity. Consent also requires the absence of coercion, fraud or error. Consent...

consent divorce

A consent divorce refers to a divorce granted where both parties agree to the divorce, and both go to a particular jurisdiction to obtain the divorce. This type of divorce is not valid if neither spouse is domiciled in the jurisdiction where...

consignment

Consignment is a type of contract in which the consignor delivers the goods to the consignee for sale. The consignee takes care of the goods and sells them. Until the goods are sold, the consignor does not lose ownership of the goods. After...

Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, also known as COBRA, is a federal statute, passed in 1985, that provides employees and their families the right to continue group health benefits under an employers group health plan if...

construction

Construction refers to the process of interpreting a law or a legal document, such as a contract or will. Construction is necessary when the plain language of a law or legal document is ambiguous, or the intent of its authors is unclear or...

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