Business Law CH 7
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wrongful behavior or a guilty act
Burden of proof
the obligation to establish a contention as fact by evoking evidence of its probable truth.
the illegal buying and selling of securities by persons acting on privileged information.
the crime of obtaining money or some other thing of value by the abuse of one's office or authority.
Defendant's statement (usually filed in response to the prosecution's charge) that discloses new facts which, if proved, will defeat the prosecution's case.
to appropriate fraudulently to one's own use, as money or property entrusted to one's care.
Wrongful state of mind or guilty mind
a deliberate misrepresentation of facts, as to obtain title to money or property.
the act or practice of giving or accepting a bribe.
deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, perpetrated for profit or to gain some unfair or dishonest advantage.
- US legal doctrine according to which confessions obtained by police are admissible only if the suspect was informed of his or her certain constitutional rights before being interrogated.
- These rights include (1) right to remain silent, (2) right to the presence of an attorney, and (3) right to have an attorney appointed by the State if the suspect cannot afford one.
the crime of falsely making or altering a writing by which the legal rights or obligations of another person are apparently affected; simulated signing of another person's name to any such writing whether or not it is also the forger's name.
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