statutes

Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)

A federal law providing for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization.

Recording act

A law regulating the recording of deeds and other interests in property. A recording act also determines priority between parties claiming interests in the same property.

See Race statute, Notice statute, and Race-notice statute (three major...

recording acts

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryState statutes that establish a system to keep records of land ownership in an office in each county, commonly called the county recorder, register of deeds, or recorder of deeds.The laws provide for the...

Recording statute

See Recording act.

Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary

A federal law prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities by federal agencies, by federal contractors, or by programs receiving federal funds. Generally considered to be a precursor to...

renewable electricity standard

A renewable electricity standard (RES) is a law requiring that a certain percentage of a state's or nation's electricity be generated from renewable energy sources.

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) 42 U.S.C. §6901 et seq

RCRA Overview

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA): This act, which regulates land-based disposal of waste (and focuses on hazardous waste) has the goal of reducing...

retroactive

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA law or court decision that takes away or impairs a previously vested right, imposes new duties or obligations, or changes or effects past transactions or legal actions. Retroactive (or retrospective)...

RICO

Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1961-68. A federal law targeting organized criminal activity. To protect economic enterprise, RICO threatens with civil and criminal penalties persons who benefit from racketeering or...

right to work state

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA state that has a law prohibiting union security agreements.

Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.

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