§ 6-8-80 Judgments
§ 6-8-81 Debt or liquidated demand due comaker or principal
§ 6-8-82 Exemptions – Wages of head of family
§ 6-8-83 Exemptions – Negotiated commercial paper
§ 6-8-84 Effect of statute of limitations
§ 6-8-85 Judgment for defendant – Permissive counterclaims
§ 6-8-86 Judgment for defendant – Compulsory counterclaims

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 6 > Chapter 8 > Article 5

  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • 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.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.