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An examination or investigation; the right to see and duplicate documents, enter land, or make other such examinations for the purpose of gathering evidence.

The inspection of documents relevant to issues in a lawsuit is an important element of discovery.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

INSPECTION, comm. law. The examination of certain articles made by law subject to such examination, so that they may be declared fit for commerce. The decision of the inspectors is not final; the object' of the law is to protect the community from fraud, and to preserve the character of the merchandise abroad. 8 Cowen, R. 45. See 1 John. 205; 13 John. R. 331; 2 Caines, R. 312; 3 Caines, R. 207.

INSPECTION, practice. Examination. 2. The inspection of all public records is free to all persons who have an interest in them, upon payment of the usual fees. 7 Mod. 129; 1 Str. 304; 2 Str. 260, 954, 1005. But it seems a mere stranger who has no such interest, has no right, at common law. 8 T. R. 390. Vide Trial by inspection.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Under Huffines' legislation, Texans would save the $7 a year they currently pay for safety inspections - which comes to about $140 million per year statewide - but they would still have to pay $7.50 when they register their vehicle.
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"Due to fire and safety inspection, City Center will be closed for the next 48 hours," said a notice pasted by the management near the entrances of the shopping mall.
BEIRUT: Three people were injured when an elevator collapsed during a safety inspection tour of a metals factory in Dikwaneh Thursday, according to the National News Agency.
The safety inspection will focus on nuclear reactors that are more than 20 years old on the assumption that the nuclear plants are hit by major disasters such as an earthquake, tsunami, power failure and radiation leaks, officials at the Prime Minister's Office said.
The BQAP scheme is managed by the European Food Safety Inspection Service (EFSIS) and participating companies are required to have an annual and six-monthly surveillance inspection.
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Lists of retail stores that have received products subject to Class I recalls will be posted at the Food Safety Inspection Service Web site at www.fsis.usda.

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