Glossary of Legal Definitions
VerdictA jury's decision after a trial, which becomes final when accepted by the judge.
VIAGRA®Medicine intended to treat sexual impotence in men (erectile dysfunction). Patients taking VIAGRA® have experienced heart attack, sudden death, irregular heart rhythm, stroke, chest pain, and increased blood pressure.
Vicarious liabilityResponsibility for a civil wrong that a supervisor bears when a subordinate or associate has actually committed the acts that give rise to the liability. For example, the owner of a residential rental may be vicariously liable if the manager discriminates against tenants on the basis of their religion.
VicodinA prescription pain reliever containing hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Classified in the same category as Oxycontin®, Vicodin contains 5-10mg of hydrocodone.