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  • Mechanic’s Lien

    A lien in favor of those who have performed work or furnished materials for the construction of a building; is attached to the land as well as the building to secure payment.
  • Median

    The midpoint in a list of numbers or occurrences. (Business, 2002)
  • Mediated Arbitration

    An alternate dispute resolution (ADR) process frequently referred to as “med-arb.” It begins as mediation until an impasse is reached. When an impasse is reached, the neutral party is authorized by the parties to issue a binding opinion on the cause of the impasse or the remaining issues in dispute.
  • Mediation

    Intervention in a dispute where the parties voluntarily meet with a mutually approved neutral third party who guides the negotiation of issues toward settlement.
  • Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

    A quasi-contract generally entered into between government entities and private sector contractors who may be providing services to the government. It may also be entered into between inter/intra government entities and details the essence of the agreement between the parties, but lacks the enforceability of a contract.
  • Merchantable

    Of commercially acceptable quality; the quality and condition of the item to be sold to fulfill the requirements of the purchaser.
  • Merchantable Quality

    A requirement of the Sale of Goods Act that goods must be fit for at least one ordinary purpose; adequate for ordinary use.
  • Merger Clause

    The purpose is to prevent the parties to a contract from later claiming that the contract does not reflect their entire understanding.
  • Metric

    The term given to the measurement of performance. An analytical application of measurements that allows comparison of performance standards.
  • Microeconomics

    Study of the economic behavior of individual units of an economy such as a person, household, firm, or industry. (Schiller, 2000)