§ 41-4801 Definitions
§ 41-4802 Written determination of necessity to enter into contingency fee contract; procurement
§ 41-4803 Contingent fee limitation; requirements; notices; applicability
§ 41-4804 Reports
§ 41-4805 No expansion of authority

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 41 > Chapter 48 > Article 1

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Government attorney: means an attorney employed by this state as a staff attorney in the attorney general's office. See Arizona Laws 41-4801
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Private attorney: means any private attorney or law firm. See Arizona Laws 41-4801
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • 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.
  • State: means this state, including state officers, agencies, departments, boards and commissions and units of organization, however designated, of the executive branch of this state, and any of its agents, but does not include those agencies as provided in section 41-192, subsection D. See Arizona Laws 41-4801
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215