Sections
§ 6201 Jurisdiction of Superior Court 10
§ 6202 Application of chapter 10
§ 6203 Petition for vacation; notice requirements 10
§ 6204 “Vacation” defined. 10
§ 6205 Vacation hearing 10
§ 6206 Open space jurors; appointment and direction as to return 10
§ 6207 Damages; hearing 10
§ 6208 Property equivalence 10
§ 6209 Appeal 10
§ 6210 Compensation and expenses of jurors and employees 10
§ 6211 Costs of proceedings 10

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 10 > Chapter 62 - Vacating the Dedication of Open Space and Parkland

  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • 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.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.