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Violation or infringement; breach of a statute, contract, or obligation.

The term infraction is frequently used in reference to the violation of a particular statute for which the penalty is minor, such as a parking infraction.

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

INFRACTION. The breach of a law or agreement; the violation of a compact. In the French law this is the generic expression to designate all actions which are punishable by the code of France.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The FCPA adviser informed the BH Controller and the BH Tax Manager that the payment would violate the FCPA and that KPMG-SSH must provide written assurances that it would not make illegal payments.
* that any government aid that enhances the educational function of religious schools impermissibly violates the separation between church and state.
company planning a minority investment that had obtained a pledge from the foreign company and a foreign employee not to violate the FCPA; retained the right to have the company's books and records audited for FCPA violations by a major U.S.
Since a number of other federal circuits, including the 4th, 7th and 9th, had ruled that RLUIPA did not violate the First Amendment, it was hardly surprising that the Supreme Court would eventually step in to referee the disagreement.
The Supreme Court held that compulsive questioning alone, unrelated to a criminal case, does not violate the Fifth Amendment self-incrimination clause.
On February 6, the day that he appeared before Judge Thaddeus Stephen Machnik for the initial hearing in the case, his attorneys filed a counterclaim against Wilmette, contending that the anti-handgun ordinance violates their client's rights.
The stone relief of Moses at the Supreme Court does not violate separation of church and state doctrine because
In IRS-related matters, they prohibit practitioners from assisting (or accepting assistance from) persons or entities that the practitioner knows are using deceptive solicitation practices to obtain clients or otherwise engaging in practices that violate the section.
The changes increased the risk that CPAs and their firms might inadvertently violate laws prohibiting insider trading unless they have careful procedures in place to avoid that possibility.
However, the plain language of the RESPA statute says that the charges -- which can apply not only to credit reports, but to filing fees, reporting fees, title fees, appraisal fees and other incidental charges -- violate the statute only if there is a kickback or fee splitting arrangement between settlement service providers.
They argued that the group home would violate their subdivision's covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs), which limit the use of homes to single-family residences.
Or, at the other extreme, it could enable another nation to test weapons that not only violate the TTBT but give that other country a significant military advantage.