Legal terms you really love

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miamiman
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby miamiman » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:33 am

My single favorite legal sentence is "________ knew or negligently failed to know."

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby revolution724 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:38 am

I'm partial to the many flavors of estoppel, both in sound and in concept; e.g., promissory estoppel. Don't say one thing and do another, yo.

In the alternative, probably my favorite line from a case is, "The question is, what is chicken?"

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Duralex
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby Duralex » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:08 am

respondeat superior

res judicata

and anything else that sounds amusing when said in a Foghorn Leghorn voice.

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rdcws000
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby rdcws000 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:09 am

Encyclopedia Brown wrote:Tortfeasor.


+1

I've been looking for an opportunity to use this word since I first read it. Sounds so much more sinister than "actor" or "the accused" or "defendant" or something.

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D. H2Oman
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby D. H2Oman » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:14 am

Shalom

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thickfreakness
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby thickfreakness » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:26 am

"feasant beast"

Involving a horse that screwed up some guy's car.

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby BarbellDreams » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:50 am

Apparent Authority

Also, "goes to weight not admissability", but thats from mock trial not from law school.

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby albusdumbledore » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:55 am

Burger in a can wrote:
D. H2Oman wrote:
Burger in a can wrote:
Wavelet wrote:"Lawyer," which is Latin for "liar."


I can't tell if you're joking, but just wanted to say that this isn't true.

Also, I like "interlocutory"



Incorrect, you must have never taken Latin.


I did take latin. If you claim to have taken latin, I will call you a mendax.

Lawyer is English. One who saws wood is a sawyer because sawer was difficult to pronounce in old English. one who practices law is not a lawer, but a lawyer.

or, if you prefer, from wiktionary: Spelling attested since 1611 of Middle English lawiere, recorded since 1377, itself from lawe "law" + -iere.


It's an Arrested Development quote. Don't need to go all analytical on this one.

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby Burger in a can » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:30 am

albusdumbledore wrote:
It's an Arrested Development quote. Don't need to go all analytical on this one.



Oh sorry. I didn't know because that show blows chunks.

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jdubb990
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby jdubb990 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:32 am

The fact that there was a prominent judge named "Learned Hand" is pretty awesome.

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RMstratosphere
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby RMstratosphere » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:42 am

chattels

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omnomnom
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby omnomnom » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:46 am

"Turning to the Restatement..."

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inchoate_con
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby inchoate_con » Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:44 am

oral promise

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby Cogburn87 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:03 pm

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby rynabrius » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:16 pm

Cognovit.

Depraved heart murder.

Implied Primary Assumption of the Risk.

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby MisterChase » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:38 pm

revolution724 wrote:I'm partial to the many flavors of estoppel, both in sound and in concept; e.g., promissory estoppel.


Yes, I love the sound of "promissory estoppel".

I'm also a big fan of the not-technically-legal-but-heavily-used phrase "pursuant to ________".

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DeSimone
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby DeSimone » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:48 pm

ak362 wrote:Sua sponte and arguendo.

You learn these before law school. leews ftw! :D

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby ResolutePear » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:59 pm

Affirmed.

Giggity.

BeautifulSW
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby BeautifulSW » Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:03 pm

You students have come up with some good ones, alright, but I didn't run into my all time favorite until I was in practice:

"A Suggestion of Death".

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JPeavy44
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby JPeavy44 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:47 pm

SBL wrote:"Touch and concern"


By FAR the best ever.

rynabrius
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby rynabrius » Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:56 pm

Equitable servitude also sounds sexy.

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GATORTIM
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby GATORTIM » Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:01 pm

"Okay class, that's it for today"

Not sure if its a legal phrase, but I love the way it rolls of a professors tongue

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby revolution724 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:40 pm

In Corporations, we've been talking about master/servant relationships a lot lately. I hope there are ball gags and handcuffs involved.

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby revolution724 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:41 pm

jdubb990 wrote:The fact that there was a prominent judge named "Learned Hand" is pretty awesome.


Judge Friendly is pretty great, too.

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JordynAsh
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby JordynAsh » Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:57 pm

Encyclopedia Brown wrote:Tortfeasor.


+1




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