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venire facias de novo

A venire facias de novo is a writ from a judge summoning a new jury panel because of a problem with the original jury's verdict or return. A venire facias de novo results in a new trial. Sometimes abbreviated as venire de novo.

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veniremen

Veniremen refers to individuals selected either to be screened as potential jurors or to actually be jurors in a case. The term comes from old Latin venire writs in England that were required to be given to the sheriff in order for a jury to...

venue

In general, a place or location in which something takes place. The proper place to hold a civil or criminal trial, usually because important related events have taken place there.

See, e.g. Cortez Byrd Chips, Inc. v. Bill Harbert Construction...

veracity

Veracity is the truthfulness or accuracy of a person or statement.

See, e.g. Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, 129 S.Ct. 2527, 2537 n.6 (2009).

See also:

Impeach Perjury (contrast)

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verbatim

Verbatim means to use exactly the same words as another; usually when transcribing, quoting, or recording the original material word for word, such as making a verbatim transcript in a proceeding.

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verdict

A verdict is the formal decision or judgment rendered by a court at the conclusion of a trial or legal proceeding. It represents the culmination of the entire legal process. Verdicts are reached by a judge or a jury, depending on the type of...

verification

Verification is a declaration swearing that statements made in a document are true. Depending on the jurisdiction, verifications are either made under oath or in the presence of a notary public or similarly authorized person. Verifications...

versus

Versus is used in case names to mean 'against.' It is usually abbreviated as 'v.' or 'vs.' For example, in McDonald v. Chicago, the plaintiff, McDonald, is listed first, followed by the defendant, Chicago, after the 'v.' or 'versus.’

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vertical privity

In business law, vertical privity is the relationship between companies in a distribution chain (e.g. a manufacturer and a distributor). Those in vertical privity are jointly liable for product defects in the vertical chain.

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Vessel Hull Design Protection Act

Title V of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Vessel Hull Design Protection Act, provides sui generis protection for an “original design of a useful article” (where “useful article” is limited to boat hulls). It was intended to replace the...

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