Month: June 2021

century law firm legal maxim ultra vires

Legal Maxim of the Day

Term- ultra vires Translation- beyond the powers Definition-An act that requires legal authority to perform, but which is done without obtaining that authority.

century law firm legal maxim ratio decidendi

Legal Maxim of the Day

Term- ratio decidendi Translation- Reason for the decision Definition- The point in a legal proceeding, or the legal precedent so involved, which led to the final decision being what it was.

century law firm legal maxim nolle prosequi

Legal Maxim of the Day

Term- nolle prosequi Translation- Not to prosecute Definition- A statement from the prosecution that they are voluntarily discontinuing (or will not initiate) prosecution of a matter.

century law firm legal maxim ad quod damnum

Legal Maxim of the Day

Term- ad quod damnum Translation- according to the harm Definition- Used in tort law. Implies that the reward or penalty ought to correspond to the damage suffered or inflicted.

century law firm legal maxim subpoena

Legal Maxim of the Day

Term- subpoena Translation- under penalty Definition- A writ compelling testimony, the production of evidence, or some other action, under penalty for failure to do so.

century law firm legal maxim in prope persona

Legal Maxim of the Day

Term- in prope persona Translation- On one’s own person Definition- One who represents themselves in court without the [official] assistance of an attorney.