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Substantive law

Law that defines the duties owed by one person to another.

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Procedural law

Law that defines the rules and steps that must be followed in a lawsuit.

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Duty

In tort law, due care owed by one person to another.

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Proximate cause

In tort law, the cause-and-effect relationship that must be established to prove that the conduct in question was the substantial cause of the injury in question.

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Leading question

Question phrased in such a manner as to suggest the desired answer.

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Contingent fee

Legal fee for representation based on a percentage of the award won by the plaintiff and allowing for no fee if the plaintiff does not win.

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Statute of Limitations

Law stating the time limit in which an action must be filed. If the time limit is not met, the defendant has a defense to the action, and the case will be dismissed.