Legal Terms ( Y )

Year and a Day Rule: A legal principle, which has its roots in common law. Year and a day rule states that in order to constitute a murder, the death must happen within one year and one day of the act or omission, which is alleged to be the cause of the death.

Yellow Dog Contract: An unlawful contract, which compels the employees to make a decision that they will not join any union or participate in the activities of any union, as a precondition for employment. Such contracts are legally prohibited.

Yellowstone Injunction:
A legal proceeding, which can be initiated by a tenant to prevent the landlord from terminating the lease prematurely, in case of any claimed default by the tenant.

Young Offender:
A minor, who commits a crime is called a young offender, who are treated differently as compared to adult criminals. Young offenders are generally between the age of eight to eighteen, and are tried in special youth courts.


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