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LACHES

The failure to diligently assert a right which results in a refusal to allow relief.

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LANDLORD AND TENANT

A phrase used to denote the legal relation existing between the owner and occupant of real estate.

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LARCENY

Stealing personal property belonging to another.

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LATENT

Hidden; that which does not appear on the face of a thing.

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LAW

Includes constitutional, statutory, and decisional law.

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LAWYER-CLIENT PRIVILEGE

(1) a "client" is a person, public officer, or corporation, association, or other organization or entity, either public or private, who is rendered professional legal services by a lawyer, or who consults a lawyer with a view to obtaining professional legal services from him; (2) a "lawyer" is a person authorized or reasonably believed by a client to be authorized to practice law in any state or nation; (3) a "representative of the lawyer" is one employed to assist the lawyer in rendition of professional legal services; (4) a communication is "confidential" if not intended to be disclosed to third persons other than those to whom disclosure is in furtherance of the rendition of professional legal services to the client or those reasonably necessary for the transmission of the communication.

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GENERAL RULE OF PRIVILEGE

A client has a privilege to refuse to disclose and to prevent any other person from disclosing confidential communications made for the purpose of facilitating the rendition of professional legal services to the client, (1) between himself or his representative and his lawyer or his lawyer's representative, or (2) between his lawyer and the lawyer's representative, (3) by him or his lawyer to a lawyer representing another in a matter of common interest, or (4) between representatives of the client or between the client and a representative of the client, or (5) between lawyers representing the client.

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LEADING QUESTION

Question that suggests to the witness the answer that the examining party desires.

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LEASE

A contract by which one conveys real estate for a limited time usually for a specified rent; personal property also may be leased.

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LEGISLATION

The act of enacting laws.

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LEGITIMATE

Lawful.

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LESSEE

One to whom a lease is given.

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LESSOR

One who grants a lease.

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LEVY

A collecting or exacting by authority.

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LIABLE

Responsible; bound or obligated in law or equity.

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LIBEL (v.)

To defame or injure a person's reputation by a published writing.

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LIBEL (n.)

The initial pleading on the part of the plaintiff in an admiralty proceeding.

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LIEN

A hold or claim which one person has upon the property of another as a security for some debt or charge.

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LIQUIDATED

Fixed; settled.

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LIS PENDENS

A pending civil or criminal action.

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LITERAL

According to the language.

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LITIGANT

A party to a lawsuit.

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LITATION

A judicial controversy.

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LOCUS

A place.

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LOCUS DELICTI

Place of the crime.

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LOCUS POENITENTIAE

THe abandoning or giving up one's intention to commit some crime before it is fully completed or abandoning a conspiracy before its purpose is accomplished.