§ 5701 Effect of arbitration agreement 10
§ 5702 Jurisdiction; applications; venue; statutes of limitations 10
§ 5703 Proceedings to compel or enjoin arbitration; notice of intention to arbitrate 10
§ 5704 Appointment of arbitrators by Court 10
§ 5705 Majority action by arbitrators 10
§ 5706 Hearing 10
§ 5707 Representation by attorney 10
§ 5708 Witnesses; subpoenas; depositions 10
§ 5709 Award generally 10
§ 5710 Award by confession 10
§ 5711 Modification of award by arbitrators 10
§ 5712 Fees and expenses of arbitration 10
§ 5713 Confirmation of an award 10
§ 5714 Vacating an award 10
§ 5715 Modification or correction of award by Court 10
§ 5716 Judgment or decree on award 10
§ 5717 Judgment roll; docketing with Register in Chancery 10
§ 5718 Transfer of money damage award to Superior Court; lien on real estate 10
§ 5719 Appeals 10
§ 5720 Uniformity of interpretation 10
§ 5721 Short title 10
§ 5722 Death or incompetency of a party 10
§ 5723 Arbitration of contracts of State and municipalities 10
§ 5724 Application of chapter to state and municipal contracts 10
§ 5725 Exclusion of collective bargaining labor contracts with public and private employers 10

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 10 > Chapter 57

  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • 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.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Peace officer: is a ny public officer authorized by law to make arrests in a criminal case. See Delaware Code Title 11 Sec. 1901
  • 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.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: includes its territories and possessions and the District of Columbia. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.