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Attainder: At COMMON LAW, that extinction of CIVIL RIGHTS and capacities that took place whenever a person who had committed TREASON or a felony received a sentence of death for the crime. The effect of attainder upon a felon was, in general terms, that all estate, real and personal, was forfeited. In common law, attainder resulted in three ways: by confession, by verdict, and by process or outlawry. The first case was where the prisoner pleaded guilty at the bar, or having fled, confessed guilt and abjured the realm to save his or her life.
Business judgment rule: A legal principle that makes officers, directors, managers, and other agents of a corporation immune from liability to the corporation for loss incurred in corporate transactions that are within their authority and power to make when sufficient evidence demonstrates that the transactions were made in GOOD FAITH. Business record exception: A rule of evidence that allows routine entries made customarily in financial records, or business logs or files kept in the regular course of business, to be introduced as proof in a lawsuit when the person who made such notations is not available to testify.
Arrest of judgment: The postponement or stay of an official decision of a court, or the refusal to render such a determination, after a verdict has been reached in an action at law or a criminal prosecution, because some defect appears on the face of the record that, if a decision is made, would make it erroneous or reversible. Arrest warrant: A written order issued by authority of the state and commanding the seizure of the person named. Arrogation: Claiming or seizing something without justification; claiming something on behalf of another.