Legal Definitions – C (Page 3)
Construction Law – An area of law that deals with all aspects of building, from the initial bidding process, to the negotiation, and the drafting of the necessary contracts.
Construction Lien – A method used by construction contractors to ensure that the property owner will pay them for services and materials used when improving the property. It is also known as a mechanic’s lien.
Constructive Trust – A form of equitable relief wherein the court creates a trust in order to prevent a defendant from being unjustly enriched.
Consumer Banking – An area of banking dealing with the transactions of individual consumers.
Consumer Protection – A form of government regulation that is designed to ensure that consumer rights are not violated.
Copyright – A right that prevents others from using one’s originally authored work.
Cosigning a Loan – The act of signing a contract that makes one responsible for the entire debt of a loan being given to another party.
Counterfeit Goods – Low-quality items that have been altered to make them appear to be name brand goods.
Court Reporting – The creation of a transcript of every official court proceeding.
Credit Report – A report detailing an individual’s or company’s past borrowing and repayment history, including information about any late payments and any declaration of bankruptcy.
Criminal Evidence – Any physical or verbal evidence that is presented for the purpose of proving a crime.
Criminal Law – An area of law that deals exclusively with the crimes and punishments of people.
Criminal Negligence – Any type of conduct that "grossly deviates" from the normal, reasonable standards of an ordinary person.
Criminal Procedure – The overall legal process of adjudicating claims for a person who is accused of violating criminal laws.
Custody Law – A subfield of family law that covers child custody matters.
Cyberbullying – Using an online medium to harass, threaten or bully others.
Cyberspace Law – An area of law that governs the legal issues related to the Internet.