Duhaime's Law Dictionary

Legal definitions for terms and concepts beginning with Y

Year-and-a-day Rule
A common law rule precluding prosecution for murder where the victim died a year and a day, or later, after the infliction of the ultimately fatal wounds.
Yellow Dog Contract
A name given in American labor law to contract of employment by which the employee promises not to join a union and to forfeit employment if he/she joins a union during the period of employment.
York-Antwerp Rules
A set of internationally-accepted rules, first published in 1890, proposing points of detail in the application of the maritime law principle of general average.
Young Offender
Young persons who, in many states, are treated differently than adult criminals and are tried in special youth courts.
Distasteful or contemptible.
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