Sections
Article 1 Costs and Attorney Fees 09.60.010 – 09.60.080
Article 2 Structured Settlements 09.60.200 – 09.60.230

Terms Used In Alaska Statutes > Chapter 60

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • attendance area: means the geographic area designated by the department to be served by a school. See Alaska Statutes 14.60.010
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • board: means the state Board of Education and Early Development. See Alaska Statutes 14.60.010
  • commissioner: means the commissioner of commerce, community, and economic development or a designee of the commissioner. See Alaska Statutes 10.06.990
  • commissioner: means the commissioner of education and early development. See Alaska Statutes 14.60.010
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • corporation tax: means the biennial corporation tax imposed under Alaska law on corporations. See Alaska Statutes 10.06.990
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • department: means the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development. See Alaska Statutes 10.06.990
  • department: means the Department of Education and Early Development. See Alaska Statutes 14.60.010
  • director: means a natural person designated in the articles of incorporation or elected by the incorporators as a director and includes a natural person and successor of that person designated, elected, or appointed by any other name or title to act as a director. See Alaska Statutes 10.06.990
  • domestic corporation: means a corporation for profit subject to the provisions of this chapter, but does not include a foreign corporation or a national bank. See Alaska Statutes 10.06.990
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • foreign corporation: means a corporation for profit organized under laws other than the laws of Alaska for a purpose for which a corporation may be organized under this chapter. See Alaska Statutes 10.06.990
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Joint session: When both chambers of a legislature adopt a concurrent resolution to meet together.
  • 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.
  • municipality: means a political subdivision incorporated under the laws of the state that is a home rule or general law city, a home rule or general law borough, or a unified municipality. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060
  • notary public: means a person commissioned to perform notarial acts under this chapter. See Alaska Statutes 44.50.200
  • oath: includes affirmation or declaration. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060
  • peace officer: means

    (A) an officer of the state troopers. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060

  • person: means an individual, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a joint-stock company, an estate, a trust if the interests of the beneficiaries are evidenced by a security, an unincorporated association, a government, a political subdivision of a government, or a combination of these entities. See Alaska Statutes 10.06.990
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • property: includes real and personal property. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • public schools: include elementary schools, high schools, citizenship night schools for adults, and other public educational institutions that may be established. See Alaska Statutes 14.60.010
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • regional educational attendance area: means an educational service area in the unorganized borough which may or may not include a military reservation, and that contains one or more public schools of grade levels K-12 or any portion of those grade levels that are to be operated under the management and control of a single regional school board. See Alaska Statutes 14.60.010
  • school board: means the school board of a borough or city school district or a regional educational attendance area. See Alaska Statutes 14.60.010
  • 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.
  • shareholder: means a holder of record of a share in a corporation. See Alaska Statutes 10.06.990
  • shares: means the units into which the proprietary interests in a corporation are divided. See Alaska Statutes 10.06.990
  • state: means the State of Alaska unless applied to the different parts of the United States and in the latter case it includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060
  • state: means any of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, or any other territory or possession of the United States. See Alaska Statutes 10.06.990
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • vote: includes authorization by written consent subject to the provisions of AS 10. See Alaska Statutes 10.06.990
  • writing: includes printing. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060
  • writing: includes any form of recorded message capable of comprehension by ordinary visual means. See Alaska Statutes 10.06.990