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To protect or shelter; to make good; to insure. To cover a check means to deposit sufficient funds in a bank account to pay the amount written on a check or checks.

The right of a purchaser to buy goods other than those that were originally contracted for as a remedy in the event of a breach of contract by the seller.

In contract law concerning sales transactions, the Uniform Commercial Code provides that a buyer may use cover for protection in an action for breach of a sales contract. The person may, in Good Faith, purchase substitute goods when a seller violates their contract by failure to deliver goods. The buyer may then recover the difference between the original goods or contract price and the cost of cover.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The beach must-have checklist is a cover-up, a bikini/tankini or swimsuit, wide sunglasses, an oversized straw bag, a pair of thong or flip-flop sandals and a hat (protect your hair as much as your body.
The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency in late August announced 29 suspected cases of damage cover-ups by TEPCO.
Fianna Fail justice spokesman Niall Collins called for a cross-border Commission of Inquiry to be set up "to fully investigate these cover-ups".
It's easy to sit in condemnation of PC Salt but he wasn't the one who charged Tony Francis or anyone else so why is he blamed for others' actions and cover-ups?
A legal thriller following a murder and conspiracy trial in which jurors are intimidated, witnesses are killed and FBI cover-ups obfuscate the truth, Under Oath is haunting in its eerie accuracy and solid grounding in real-life courtroom experience.
It has all the ingredients of a classic whodunnit, missing millions, Mafia connections and police cover-ups.
The two companies have admitted to covering up information about faulty vehicles in the past, but the planned recalls will cover new cases and are irrelevant to the cover-ups, the sources said.
Calling for an independent investigation, Kevin McNamara (Lab, Hull N) said many people believed that complacency and cover-ups about the deaths were 'rife'.
The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency has decided to supervise all inspections of nuclear reactors as part of efforts to prevent a recurrence of reactor damage cover-ups by Tokyo Electric Power Co.
New York Times columnist Anthony Lewis wrote recently, referring to the tobacco industry's cover-ups and distortions: "Tobacco people live a dilemma.
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Now, thanks to a combination of honesty and common sense, wrongdoing and cover-ups are being exposed as never before and those who expose them are to be highly praised.