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General Damages. Money damages for pain and suffering, disability, or reduction in quality of life.

General Jurisdiction. Refers to courts are not limited on the types of criminal and civil cases they may hear.

Gross Negligence. Intentional failure to perform a manifest duty in reckless disregard of the consequences to another person's life or property. There is no clear distinction between gross negligence and willful negligence.

Guardian. One who is legally responsible for the care and management of the person or property of an incompetent or a minor.

Guardian Ad Litem. A person appointed by a court to manage the interests of a minor or incompetent person whose property is involved in litigation.

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