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What would be the significance of a legal provision specifying a period of 12 months, rather than 1 year?

Is it just a matter of stylistic aesthetics? Yes. 12 months is probably more common in a lease form sometimes used for tenancies of a fixed number of months different from 12. 1 year is probably more ...
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On what day does a person turn "X years and 6 months" for the purpose of driver licensing in USA states?

1 March new-south-wales Under the Acts Interpretation Act, a year is 12 calendar months, so half a year is six calendar months. calendar month means a period commencing at the beginning of a day of ...
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On what day does a person turn "X years and 6 months" for the purpose of driver licensing in USA states?

They can get the permit on March 1 california First, note that there are two different rules that exist for when someone turns a certain age: The "common law rule", which holds that an age ...
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Late responses in lawsuit, how to forestall the court from allowing it

Trial courts generally have extremely wide latitude in managing their dockets, so you can ask the court to disallow the filing, but you're not on very strong grounds, legally. Regardless of the ...
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What would be the significance of a legal provision specifying a period of 12 months, rather than 1 year?

"Month" is more precise than "year". Specifying 12 months frees you from interpretative gray areas about what exactly "one year" means for periods that start in the ...
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What would be the significance of a legal provision specifying a period of 12 months, rather than 1 year?

In most, if not all, countries under secular law, it usually makes very little difference, if any at all, as other answers have explained. However, under Jewish religious law, it makes a huge ...
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What would be the significance of a legal provision specifying a period of 12 months, rather than 1 year?

Many leases specify that they are for a period of twelve months, but the first month's rent payment will be prorated if the term of occupancy begins on any date other than the first of the month in ...
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Statute of limitations in the USA

The distinction being made here is far more subtle than it is made out to be in the article. There is a whole cottage industry of case law in almost every state (and under federal law) to determine ...
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UK law and time limits

How is the Mental Health Act relevant? It sets out the law relating to removing a person’s decision making ability over their own life and placing it in the hands of a guardian and, possibly, confine ...
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Missing the deadline for statutory cancellation period but inquiring about it before

The Regulation deals with it Exercise of the right to withdraw or cancel 32.—(1) To withdraw an offer to enter into a distance or off-premises contract, the consumer must inform the trader of the ...
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Time limits in requesting discovery?

Yes. The court will at some point establish a case-management schedule, which will tell the parties when they need to complete discovery.
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What would be the significance of a legal provision specifying a period of 12 months, rather than 1 year?

(As per usual, in the US there are probably tons of local jurisdictions that do things differently, so this is just one common thing...) In the US, the distinction between felony and misdemeanor ...
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