Sections
Article 1 General Provisions 12-561 – 12-573
Article 2 Periodic Payments 12-581 – 12-594

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 12 > Chapter 5.1

  • 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.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Beef: includes veal. See Arizona Laws 3-1231
  • Beef products: includes veal products. See Arizona Laws 3-1231
  • 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
  • Bodily injury: means bodily harm, sickness, disease or emotional or mental distress, including death resulting from any of these conditions at any time, sustained by a person. See Arizona Laws 12-581
  • Claimant: means a person suffering bodily injury, a person claiming on behalf of or as a result of bodily injury to another person, the representative of the estate of a deceased person or a beneficiary of a wrongful death action. See Arizona Laws 12-581
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Costs of health care: means medical, custodial, rehabilitative and related expenses. See Arizona Laws 12-581
  • Council: means the Arizona beef council. See Arizona Laws 3-1231
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Economic loss: means pecuniary harm for which damages are recoverable. See Arizona Laws 12-581
  • Future damages: means economic loss and noneconomic loss arising from bodily injury which accrues after trial of a claim under this article. See Arizona Laws 12-581
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Licensed health care provider: means both:

    (a) A person, corporation or institution licensed or certified by the state to provide health care, medical services, nursing services or other health-related services and includes the officers, employees and agents thereof working under the supervision of such person, corporation or institution in providing such health care, medical services, nursing services or other health-related services. See Arizona Laws 12-561

  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Noneconomic loss: means nonpecuniary harm for which damages are recoverable but does not include punitive or exemplary damages. See Arizona Laws 12-581
  • Past damages: means economic loss and noneconomic loss arising from bodily injury which have accrued before a claim is tried under this article, including punitive or exemplary damages. See Arizona Laws 12-581
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, trust, association, cooperative association and any other business unit or organization. See Arizona Laws 3-1231
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Population: means the population according to the most recent United States decennial census. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Producer: means a person who owns or acquires ownership of cattle. See Arizona Laws 3-1231
  • Qualified insurer: means an insurer, self-insurer, plan or arrangement approved by the director of the department of insurance. See Arizona Laws 12-581
  • Range: means every character of lands, enclosed or unenclosed, outside of cities and towns, upon which livestock is permitted by custom, license or permit to roam and feed. See Arizona Laws 3-1201
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • 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.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.