|Article 1||Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency||41-27-1 – 41-27-12|
|Article 2||Mandatory Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance Law||41-27-40 – 41-27-48|
|Article 3||Nonconsensual Towing Fees Regulated||41-27-60 – 41-27-63|
Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 41 > Chapter 27
- Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
- Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
- Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
- commissioner: The Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. See Alabama Code 32-6-15
- Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
- Court reporter: A person who makes a word-for-word record of what is said in court and produces a transcript of the proceedings upon request.
- Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
- Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
- mortgage: A mortgage or a mortgage and deed of trust. See Alabama Code 45-37-72.24
- oath: includes affirmation. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
- person: An individual, a partnership, a corporation or two or more individuals having a joint or common interest. See Alabama Code 32-6-15
- Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
- Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
- Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
- Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
- Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
- Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
- writing: includes typewriting and printing on paper. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608