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Abstract

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Abstract of Judgment

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Abstract

Abstract of Title

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Abstract of Trust

Definition

A shortened version of a Living Trust document, leaving out certain details (what is in the trust, the beneficiaries' identity). This is often used to provide proof that a trust has been established to a financial organization or other...

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Abuse

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1) Abuse, generally: physically, sexually, or mentally injuring a person.

2) Child abuse: physically, sexually, or mentally injuring a child either with intent or through neglect.

3) Substance abuse: excessively using or misusing...

Abuse Excuse

Definition

A self-defense claim that a defendant is incapable of distinguishing between right and wrong or of controlling his or her impulses as a result of being subjected to prolonged physical or mental abuse, i.e. as a result of, inter alia, battered...

Abuse of Discretion

Definition

A standard of review used by appellate courts to review decisions of lower courts. The appellate court will typically find that the decision was an abuse of discretion if the discretionary decision was made in plain error.

Overview

The...

Abusive Discharge

Definition

A fired employee's claim that the firing breached some public policy of the state. Abusive discharge claims are often brought when no claim for breach of contract or violation of a statute can be alleged. Instead of relying on an employment...

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