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Work Product

Material prepared in anticipation of litigation. Generally, work product is privileged, meaning it is exempt from discovery. However, there are exceptions. Work product is divided into two categories: ordinary and opinion. Ordinary work product is the...

Workers compensation

Overview

Workers' compensation laws protect people who become injured or disabled while working at their jobs. The laws provide the injured workers with fixed monetary awards, in an attempt to eliminate the need for litigation. These laws also provide...

Workplace safety

Workplace safety: an overview

Workplace safety and health laws establish regulations designed to eliminate personal injuries and illnesses from occurring in the workplace. The laws consist primarily of federal and state statutes. Federal laws and...

World Court

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryThe International Court of Justice, a judicial tribunal established by the United Nations to hear disputes submitted by nations and to issue advisory opinions upon request of a United Nations organ, such...

writ of coram nobis

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary(kor-m-noh-bis) A Latin term that describes a request to a judge to reopen and reconsider a matter that has already been decided. The basis for the request is a claim that the decision is based on a...

Wrongful termination

A fired employee's claim that the firing breached an employment contract or some public law.

Where an employment contract requires termination only for cause, a terminated employee can sue for arbitrary discharge. Wrongful discharge claims...

Yea

Definition

Yes. The word "yea" is used in oral voting and also written or spoken when announcing vote results.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. John Doe No. 1 v. Reed, 130 S.Ct. 2811, 2833–34 (2010).

See also

Aye

Nay (contrast)

Year and a day

Definition

A period of time running from any date until the same date in the following year, e.g. from January 1 to January 1 of the following year. At common law, the statute of limitations for filing certain claims and prosecuting certain crimes. The...

Year and a day rule

Definition

A bright-line, common law rule that a person cannot be convicted of homicide for a death that occurs more than a year and a day after his or her act(s) that allegedly caused it. The rule arose from the difficulty of determining cause of...

Year and day

Definition

See year and a day.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. Rogers v. Tennessee, 532 U.S. 451 (2001).

See also

Year and a day rule

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