(1). An obscure legal penalty that has no real possibility of being imposed, but that lawyers like to bring up to scare their clients into hiring them to do more legal work.
“Don’t listen to Maureen, Patty. She just likes telling ghost stories. There’s no way anyone’s ever going to sue us over our use of the word ‘fee’ in our fee schedule. It’s a fee schedule! What else are we supposed to call it!”