Legal Glossary Fort Lauderdale
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Unfair labor practice - Actions
by the employer which interfere with, restrain, coerce, or threaten
employees with respect to their rights.
Uniform Commercial Code (U.C.C.)
- A uniform law governing commercial transactions. The U.C.C. has
been adopted by all states except Louisiana.
Uniform Laws - Annotated Annotated
uniform and model acts approved by the National Conference of Commissioners
on Uniform State Laws.
Unilateral contract - An agreement
by which one undertakes an express performance without receiving
any express promise of performance from the other.
Union - An organization of workers
formed for the purpose of collective bargaining.
United States Attorney - A federal
district attorney appointed by the President to prosecute for all
offenses committed against the United States; to prosecute or defend
for the government all civil actions in which it is concerned and
perform all duties of the district to which he/she is assigned.
United States Bankruptcy Court -
The judicial body which hears matters pertaining to bankruptcy and
United States Court of Appeals -
Courts which hear appeals from federal district courts, bankruptcy
courts, and tax courts.
United States Court of Claims - Court
which hears actions against the U.S. Government.
United States Court of Military Appeals -
Court which hears appeals from court marshal decisions.
United States Court of Customs & Patent
Appeals - Court which hears appeals from all U.S. customs
United States Court of International Trade
- Court which hears cases concerning federal tariff laws.
United States District Courts - Courts
which try both criminal and civil actions and admiralty cases.
United States Magistrate Judge -
Courts given authority by 28 U.S.C. s 636. This court hears all
preliminary criminal matters, but does not conduct felony trials,
and any pretrial civil matters referred by the district court. If
all parties consent, criminal misdemeanor and civil trials can be
heard by this court.
United States Marshal's Service -
Agency which serves civil and criminal process in federal courts.
United States Postal Service - The
federal office which provides mail delivery to individuals and businesses
within the United States.
United States Reports - Publication
of court decisions of the United States Supreme Court.
United States Supreme Court - The
highest court in the land, established by U.S. Constitution.
Unlawful detainer - A detention of
real estate without the consent of the owner or other person entitled
to its possession.
Unliquidated debt - Remaining not
determined; unassessed or unsettled; in dispute as to the proper
Unsecured debts -- In bankruptcy,
debts such as open accounts at department stores for which the debtor
has not pledged collateral to guarantee payment.
Urban - A city or town.
Usury - Extraction of interest on
a loan above the maximum rate permitted by statute.
Sheldon J. Schlesinger, P.A. represents clients throughout
the state of Florida including the cities of Boca Raton, Boynton
Beach, Carol City, Cooper City, Coral Gables, Coral Springs, Davie,
Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hialeah, Hollywood,
Jupiter, Lake Worth, Miramar, Miami, Oakland Park, Palm Beach, Palm
Beach Gardens, Palm Springs, Pompano Beach, and Rivera Beach
Broward County • Miami-Dade County • Palm Beach