§ 4101 Definitions
§ 4102 Recognition of foreign defamation judgments
§ 4103 Removal
§ 4104 Declaratory judgments
§ 4105 Attorneys’ fees

Terms Used In U.S. Code > Title 28 > Part VI > Chapter 181

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • court of the United States: includes the Supreme Court of the United States, courts of appeals, district courts constituted by chapter 5 of this title, including the Court of International Trade and any court created by Act of Congress the judges of which are entitled to hold office during good behavior. See
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • judicial district: means the districts enumerated in Chapter 5 of this title. See
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.