§ 44-1731 Definitions
§ 44-1732 Violation; classification
§ 44-1733 Sale or contract for sale of interest in pyramid promotional scheme voidable
§ 44-1734 Scope of remedy
§ 44-1735 Pyramid promotional scheme; prohibition; defenses excluded

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 44 > Chapter 11 > Article 9

  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Compensation: includes a payment based on a sale or distribution made to a person who either is a participant in a pyramid promotional scheme or has the right to become a participant upon payment. See Arizona Laws 44-1731
  • Consideration: means the payment of cash or the purchase of goods, services or intangible property but does not include:

    (a) The purchase of goods or services furnished at cost to be used in making sales and not for resale. See Arizona Laws 44-1731

  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • 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.
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, or any other entity of whatever kind or nature. See Arizona Laws 44-1691
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Purchaser: means a person who purchases any cat or dog without intent to resell. See Arizona Laws 44-1799
  • Pyramid promotional scheme: means any plan or operation by which a participant gives consideration for the opportunity to receive compensation which is derived primarily from any person's introduction of other persons into participation in the plan or operation rather than from the sale of goods, services or intangible property by the participant or other persons introduced into the plan or operation. See Arizona Laws 44-1731