Glossary of Personal Injury Law TermsThere are 1274 entries in this glossary.
An herb used in dietary supplements intended to promote relaxation and stress relief. Kava has been linked to an increased risk of liver toxicity.
The forcible taking and carrying away of someone by force and against his will. This includes unlawfully confining someone for ransom, or as a hostage, or to harm them in any way. See also abduction.
Relationship by blood. Lineal kin are those related in a direct line, such as mother and son. Collateral kin are those descended from a common ancestor, such as brothers with the same father. Next of kin is a term relating to the person most closely related to someone.
To wrongfully take advantage of the time it takes a check deposited in one bank to be collected at another. This time period is called "float". Kiting allows a person to use funds that are not his own by drawing checks against deposits that have not yet actually cleared the bank.
|Knock and announce rule||
A rule which allows a peace officer to break into and enter a house to serve a warrant or carry out an arrest. He must first announce his authority and purpose. If he is refused admittance he may then break open a door or window for entry.
To act with knowledge; willfully; consciously. To act knowingly in relation to an offense is to carry out an action with full knowledge that it is done and that it carries a predictable result.