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Anthony Frank Mason

Anthony Frank Mason  

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(born 21 April 1925; Justice 1972–87; Chief Justice 1987–95)was a member of the High Court for 23 years and is regarded by many as one of Australia's greatest judges ...
antitrust

antitrust  

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This is the American term for competition law. The basic provision of US antitrust is the Sherman Act of 1890. Section 1 states: ‘Every contract, combination in the form of ...
Business Law

Business Law  

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Roman law lacked many of the mechanisms modern lawyers would regard as essential to the functioning of the commercial economy. It had nothing like the modern bill of exchange, which ...
business Organizations

business Organizations  

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A business organization is the legal structure under which a business entity organizes itself and conducts its legal affairs. Historically, business firms consisted of three types: the sole ...
codification

codification  

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A historical social process whereby the conventions of a particular code (e.g. for a genre) become widely established (Guiraud). See also emergent code.
Commerce Clause

Commerce Clause  

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The first sentence of Article I of the United States Constitution reads, “All legislative power herein granted shall be vested in the Congress of the United States.” To determine the ...
Commodity in Islamic Law

Commodity in Islamic Law  

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The notion of commodity is at the center of Muslim fiscal, commercial, and tort law. All schools of law agree that the term denotes valuable elements that can be the ...
common law

common law  

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1 The part of English law based on rules developed by the royal courts during the first three centuries after the Norman Conquest (1066) as a system applicable to the whole country, as opposed to ...
Consumer law

Consumer law  

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Consumer laws govern personal, household, and family transactions in the marketplace. They provide avenues for the protection and vindication of consumers, as well as opportunities for producers to ...
Contract for Delivery with Prepayment in Islamic Law

Contract for Delivery with Prepayment in Islamic Law  

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The salam is a contract in which a buyer pays, at the moment of the conclusion of the contract or immediately thereafter, an advance price to a seller who is ...
Contract Law

Contract Law  

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One of the eleven core subjects a law student must pass to qualify as a candidate for admission to practise law. See Priestley eleven.The principles of contract law govern ...
corporation

corporation  

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N.An entity that has legal personality, i.e. it is capable of enjoying and being subject to legal rights and duties (see juristic person) and possesses the capacity of succession. A corporation ...
Daniel Webster

Daniel Webster  

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(1782–1852)American statesman and orator, born in New Hampshire. He rose to great eminence in the law courts, the American House of Representatives and Senate, and in public speeches, when ...
Debtor and Creditor

Debtor and Creditor  

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In law, “debt” usually means a monetary obligation. If a debt is unpaid when due, the creditor may elect to use legal processes to enforce payment. Unless a debtor is ...
Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins

Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins  

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Limited the power of federal courts to create judge-made law that would displace state law. Jurists view the Supreme Court’s decision both a modern cornerstone of American judicial federalism and an ...
franchise

franchise  

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A franchise is a special privilege granted by government to an individual or a corporation to engage in activities that are not a common right.See also Commercial LawJames W. Ely Jr.[...]
full faith and credit

full faith and credit  

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(USA).Backing for US government, state, and local municipality debt. It provides for all the revenue-raising resources of the entity to be available to meet the obligation.
Harry Talbot Gibbs

Harry Talbot Gibbs  

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(born 7 February 1917; Justice 1970–81; Chief Justice 1981–87)brought to the High Court great strength of intellect, wide knowledge and experience, a swift grasp of complex issues, a strong ...
Ian David Francis Callinan

Ian David Francis Callinan  

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(born 1 September 1937; Justice since 1998)was the sixth member of the High Court to be appointed from Queensland and the first direct appointment from private practice at the ...
ideology

ideology  

Any wide-ranging system of beliefs, ways of thought, and categories that provide the foundation of programmes of political and social action: an ideology is a conceptual scheme with a practical ...

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