TAILIEUCHUNG - Gale Encyclopedia Of American Law 3Rd Edition Volume 1 P8

Gale Encyclopedia of American Law Volume 1 P8 fully illuminates today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, important documents and more. Legal issues are fully discussed in easy-to-understand language, including such high-profile topics as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and thousands more. | 58 ACCOMPANY loan promising to repay the amount over a number of years. If the company does not consider the person a good credit risk one who will be able to repay the loan it will request that someone else sign the note to ensure that the company will be repaid. Such a person may be an accommodation endorser because he or she endorses the note after it has been completed or an accommodation maker because he or she must sign the note with the accommodation party. An accommodation party is liable to the person or business that extended credit to the accommodation party but not to the accommodated party. The accommodation party is liable for the amount specified on the accommodation paper. If an accommodation party repays the debt he or she can seek reimbursement from the accommodated party. ACCOMPANY To go along with to go with or to attend as a companion or associate. A motor vehicle statute may require beginning drivers or drivers under a certain age to be accompanied by a licensed adult driver whenever operating an automobile. To comply with such a law the licensed adult must supervise the beginner and be seated in such a way as to be able to render advice and assistance. ACCOMPLICE One who knowingly voluntarily and with common intent unites with the principal offender in the commission of a crime. One who is in some way concerned or associated in commission of crime partaker of guilt one who aids or assists or is an accessory. One who is guilty of complicity in crime charged either by being present and aiding or abetting in it or having advised and encouraged it though absent from place when it was committed though mere presence acquiescence or silence in the absence of a duty to act is not enough no matter how reprehensible it may be to constitute one an accomplice. One is liable as an accomplice to the crime of another if he or she gave assistance or encouragement or failed to perform a legal duty to prevent it with the intent thereby to promote or facilitate