§ 12-541 Malicious prosecution; false imprisonment; libel or slander; seduction or breach of promise of marriage; breach of employment contract; wrongful termination; liability created by statute; one year limitation
§ 12-542 Injury to person; injury when death ensues; injury to property; conversion of property; forcible entry and forcible detainer; two year limitation
§ 12-543 Oral debt; stated or open account; relief on ground of fraud or mistake; three year limitation
§ 12-544 Bond to convey realty; partnership account; account between merchants; judgment or instrument given or made without the state; four year limitation
§ 12-545 Bond of personal representative or guardian; four year limitation
§ 12-546 Specific performance of contract to convey realty; four year limitation
§ 12-547 Failure to make return on execution; five year limitation
§ 12-548 Contract in writing for debt; six year limitation; choice of law
§ 12-549 Foreign judgment
§ 12-550 General limitation
§ 12-551 Product liability
§ 12-552 Actions involving development of real property design, engineering and construction of improvements
§ 12-553 Limited liability of equine owners and owners of equine facilities; exception; definitions
§ 12-554 Limited liability; baseball facilities; definitions
§ 12-555 Uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage; claims; time limits
§ 12-556 Limited liability; closed-course motor sport facility owners, lessors and operators; definitions
§ 12-557 Possessors of land; limited liability for trespasser harm
§ 12-558 Liability release agreement; space flight activities; definitions
§ 12-558.01 Actions related to the lawful discharge of a firearm; burden of proof; attorney fees and costs
§ 12-558.02 Limited liability; removing minor or confined animal from motor vehicle; definition
§ 12-558.03 Limited liability; employer hiring or contracting with ex-offenders; exclusions; definitions

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 12 > Chapter 5 > Article 3 - Personal Actions

  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • 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.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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.
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • 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.
  • Minor: means a person under eighteen years of age. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • 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.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215