Terms Used In California Codes > Code of Civil Procedure > Part 2 > Title 3A
- Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
- board: as used in this chapter means the Medical Board of California. See California Education Code 66261
- certificate: as used in this chapter are deemed to be synonomous. See California Education Code 69960
- commission: means the Student Aid Commission created by this article. See California Education Code 69515
- Defendant: means a person (including corporation, association, partnership and firm or governmental entity) against whom a litigation is brought or maintained or sought to be brought or maintained. See California Education Code 69550
- Division of Licensing: shall be deemed to refer to the board. See California Education Code 66261
- Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
- Litigation: means any civil action or proceeding, commenced, maintained or pending in any state or federal court. See California Education Code 69550
- Personal property: All property that is not real property.
- Plaintiff: means the person who commences, institutes or maintains a litigation or causes it to be commenced, instituted or maintained, including an attorney at law acting in propria persona. See California Education Code 69550
- Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
- Security: means an undertaking to assure payment, to the party for whose benefit the undertaking is required to be furnished, of the party's reasonable expenses, including attorney's fees and not limited to taxable costs, incurred in or in connection with a litigation instituted, caused to be instituted, or maintained or caused to be maintained by a vexatious litigant. See California Education Code 69550
- Vexatious litigant: means a person who does any of the following:
California Education Code 69550