THE LEGAL PROCESS

write-off

A write-off means removing an asset from the books, especially as a loss or expense, while to “deduct” an item means to subtract it from gross income or adjusted gross income when calculating taxable income.

In personal-...

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 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

Yield

Definition

1) To give something up or surrender control, especially when required by law.

2) To bring forth a result, as when a search yields criminal evidence or an investment yields a profit.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. Schneckloth v...

Zealous witness

Definition

A witness whose testimony is clearly biased in favor of the party for whom he or she is testifying.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. Mayes v. Gibson, 2010 F.3d 1284, 1291 (10th Cir. 2000).

See also

Witness

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