§ 466g-1 Controversies involving construction or application of interstate compacts and pollution of waters

Terms Used In U.S. Code > Title 33 > Chapter 9 > Subchapter VI - Water Pollution Control

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • 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.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.