negligence - Failure to exercise ordinary care.
nolo contendere - No contest. Has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
nominal party - One who is joined as a party or defendant merely because the technical rules of pleading require his or her presence in the record.
notice - A formal notification to a party that a lawsuit has been initiated.
notice to produce - A notice in writing requiring the opposite party to yield a certain described paper or document in advance or at the trial.
nuncupative will - An oral (unwritten) will.