Article 1 General Provisions 12-501 – 12-514
Article 2 Real Actions 12-521 – 12-530
Article 3 Personal Actions 12-541 – 12-558.03
Article 4 Successor Asbestos-Related Liability 12-559 – 12-559.03

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 12 > Chapter 5

  • Adverse possession: means an actual and visible appropriation of the land, commenced and continued under a claim of right inconsistent with and hostile to the claim of another. See Arizona Laws 12-521
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Corporation: means a corporation for profit, including a domestic corporation organized under the laws of this state or a foreign corporation organized under laws other than the laws of this state. See Arizona Laws 12-559
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Arizona department of agriculture. See Arizona Laws 3-101
  • Director: means the director of the department. See Arizona Laws 3-101
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Division: means the animal services division of the Arizona department of agriculture. See Arizona Laws 3-1201
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • 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.
  • Minor: means a person under the age of eighteen years. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Real property: includes mines and mining claims. See Arizona Laws 12-521
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Successor: means a corporation that assumes or incurs or has assumed or incurred successor asbestos-related liabilities, that is a successor and that became a successor before January 1, 1972 or is any of that successor corporation's successors. See Arizona Laws 12-559
  • Successor asbestos-related liabilities: means any liabilities, whether known or unknown, asserted or unasserted, absolute or contingent, accrued or nonaccrued, liquidated or nonliquidated or due or to become due, that are related in any way to asbestos claims and that were assumed or incurred by a corporation as a result of or in connection with a merger or consolidation, or the plan of merger or consolidation related to the merger or consolidation with or into another corporation, or that are related in any way to asbestos claims based on the exercise of control or the ownership of stock of the corporation before the merger or consolidation. See Arizona Laws 12-559
  • Transferor: means a corporation from which successor asbestos-related liabilities are or were assumed or incurred. See Arizona Laws 12-559