Legal Dictionary

Legal Dictionary

There are a plethora of legal terms involved in your case. Our legal dictionary helps define terms that can become confusing from A-Z.

Mandatory settlement conference (MSC)

A required conference to discuss settlement prior to a trial.

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Mitigating Circumstances

Circumstances, that do not negate a defendant’s actions entirely, but show that show a defendant may have had grounds for acting or behaving in a certain manner.

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Modified work

Your old job, with changes made to accomodate a disability or injury. If your doctor tells you that you are not able to perform the same job function and return to work, your employer is encouraged to offer modified work instead of displacement or vocational rehab benefits.

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Case Results

  • $1,500,000: Auto/Auto collision
  • $550,000: Motorcyclist Killed
  • $8,600,000: Auto Accident Judgment
  • $540,000: Truck/Train Collision
  • $161,000: Drivers collide at sharp curve in middle of roadway as cornfield obstructed view
  • $6,000,000: Negligence

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