ACADEMIC TOPICS

controlling law

Controlling law refers to the laws of the state which will be relied upon in judging disputes. Because states have widely different substantive laws, determining which body of law is controlling is often dispositive of the case. The term...

controversy

A controversy is an actual dispute, which refers to one of the underlying requirements to obtain jurisdiction in federal court. U.S Constitution, Article III, section 2, in setting out the powers of the Federal judiciary, grants federal...

cookie

A cookie is data created by an internet server while browsing a website that is sent to a web browser. The browser stores the information in a text file, and re-sends that information to the server each time the browser accesses the server....

corporate takeover

A corporate takeover occurs when the controlling interest in a corporation shifts from one party to another. Corporate takeovers are categorized as either hostile or friendly depending on whether the management of the company being taken over...

corporation

A corporation is an entity that acts as a single, fictional person. Much like an actual person, a corporation may sue, be sued, lend, and borrow. Additionally, a company which has been incorporated can easily transfer ownership through stock...

corpus delicti

Corpus delicti is a common law Latin phrase that translates to “body of the crime.” The phrase generally refers to the principle that no one should be convicted of a crime without sufficient evidence that the crime actually occurred. The rule...

corruption

Corruption is a dishonest, fraudulent, or even criminal act of an individual or organization, using entrusted authority or power to make a personal gain or other unethical or illegal benefits. Corruption happens not only in political fields...

costs

Costs are the fees incurred for the use of a court and are seen in civil and criminal courts of all levels. Court costs usually include the initial filing fee, fees for serving the summons, complaint, and subpoenas, and fees to pay for the...

counsel

To counsel is to provide legal advice or guidance to someone on specific subject matter. Counsel is also a lawyer giving advice about a legal matter and representing clients in court.

See also: Counselor and Attorney

...

counsel and procure

Counsel and procure are types of accomplice activity. Counseling and procuring a crime can lead to punishment under federal and state laws up to the punishment for the crime itself, but this is only if the person knowingly helped the person...

Pages