Legal Glossary Fort Lauderdale
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National Labor Relations Board. (NLRB)
- A federal agency which prevents and remedies unfair labor practices
by employers and labor organizations
Naturalization - Process by which
a person acquires nationality after birth and becomes entitled to
privileges of citizenship.
Negligence - Failure to use care
which a reasonable and prudent person would use under similar circumstances.
Negotiation - The process of submission
and consideration of offers until an acceptable offer is made and
Next friend - One acting without
formal appointment as guardian for the benefit of an infant, a person
of unsound mind not judicially declared incompetent, or other person
under some disability.
No Bill - This phrase, endorsed by
a grand jury on the written indictment submitted to it for its approval,
means that the evidence was found insufficient to indict.
No-contest Clause - Language in a
will that provides that a person who makes a legal challenge to
the will's validity will be disinherited.
No-fault Proceedings - A civil case
in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding
of error or fault.
Noise Control Act - A act which gives
government agencies the right to promulgate standards and regulations
relating to abatement of noise emissions, i.e., requirement that
autos and like vehicles must have mufflers.
Nonfeasance - Nonperformance of an
act which should be performed; omission to perform a required duty
or total neglect of duty.
Nonjury trial - Trial before the
court but without a jury.
Notary Public - A public officer
whose function it is to administer oaths, to attest and certify
documents, and to take acknowledgments.
Notice - Formal notification to the
party that has been sued in a civil case of the fact that the lawsuit
has been filed. Also, any form of notification of a legal proceeding.
Notice to creditors - A notice given
by the bankruptcy court to all creditors of a meeting of creditors.
Nuncupative will - An oral (unwritten)
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