- A transaction in which the owner of
real property or personal property (the trustor or settlor) gives ownership to a trustee, to hold and to manage it
for the benefit of a third party, called the "beneficiary."
- U -
undue influence - Whatever destroys free will and causes a person to
do something he would not do if left to himself. For example, a strong willed family member might be found to have
used undue influence on an elderly person's drawing up of a will.
detainer - A detention of real
estate without the consent of the owner or other person entitled to its possession.
- V -
venue - The particular county, city or geographical area in
which a court with jurisdiction may hear and determine a case. A change of venue, i.e., a change to a court in a
different area may be sought under some circumstances.
- The formal and unanimous decision or
finding made by a jury.
-"To speak the truth". The questioning of
potential jurors by the judge and the lawyers to determine any biases, prejudices or other reasons for
- W -
waive - To give up a right or claim
immunity - A means authorized
by statutes by which a witness, in advance of giving testimony or producing evidence, may renounce the fundamental
constitutional right that no person shall be compelled to be a witness against himself/herself.