contracts

ceiling

The upper or top interior surface of a room or region is referred to as the ceiling. The term "ceiling" in law refers to the statutory upper limit on the amount of money that may be charged or spent, as well as the number of commodities that...

change of circumstances

A change of circumstances refers to the showing required by a party seeking to modify a prior child support, spousal support, or custody order. Generally, the change in circumstances must be substantial in nature and due to facts that were...

check

A check is a draft upon an account that is used to instruct a bank or other financial institution to transfer funds from the payor’s account (the person who has the account and signs the check) to the payee’s account. There are different...

check-kiting

Kiting or check-kiting is defined as the practice of covering a bad check from one bank account to another. Persons with multiple bank accounts use this advantage because it takes multiple days to process checks. The check that has been...

CIF

CIF is an abbreviation used for Cost, Insurance and Freight. CIF is an agreement in which the seller's quoted price includes insurance and all other costs up to a designated port of destination. The term is used in the context of maritime...

civil

In reference to law, “civil” is used primarily as a descriptive term to denote conflicts between private individuals. Where in a civil case two or more individuals or private entities (such as corporations) dispute their rights relative to...

civil case

A civil case is a private, non-criminal lawsuit, usually involving private property rights, including respecting rights stated under the Constitution or under federal or state law. For example, lawsuits involving breach of contract, probate,...

civil code

A civil code is a codification of private law relating to contracts, property, family, and obligations. Commonly, a state that has a civil code generally also has a code of civil procedure. In some states with a civil code, some core fields...

claims

Claims are usually statements of something true in a case, typically without providing proof.

In patent law, the claim is a formal description of the novel features of an invention and the scope of protection created by the...

Clayton Antitrust Act

The Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914, codified at 15 U.S.C. 12-27, is one of the primary pieces of antitrust legislation in the United States. This act was designed to bolster the Sherman antitrust Act and outlaws the following conduct:

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