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§ 8101 Sheriff’s recognizance or administration bond. 10
§ 8102 Guardian bond 10
§ 8103 Recognizance in Chancery Court 10
§ 8104 Official bond 10
§ 8105 Escheator’s bond. 10
§ 8106 Actions subject to 3-year limitation 10
§ 8107 Actions subject to 2-year limitation 10
§ 8108 Mutual running accounts 10
§ 8109 Bills and notes 10
§ 8110 Mesne profits after ejectment 10
§ 8111 Work, labor or personal services 10
§ 8112 Waste 10
§ 8113 Actions against decedent’s estate. 10
§ 8114 Corporate officers’ bonds. 10
§ 8115 Forfeiture under penal statute 10
§ 8116 Savings for infants or persons under disability 10
§ 8117 Defendant’s absence from State. 10
§ 8118 Other savings 10
§ 8119 Personal injuries 10
§ 8120 Setoff 10
§ 8121 Cause of action arising outside State 10
§ 8122 Marking and bounding lands 10
§ 8123 Forcible entry and detainer 10
§ 8124 Notice of claim against City of Wilmington 10
§ 8125 Valuation and assessment of property 10
§ 8126 County and municipality zoning and planning actions 10
§ 8127 Alleged deficiencies in the construction of improvements to real .. 10
§ 8128 Health care malpractice action limitations 10
§ 8129 Inheritance and estate taxes 10
§ 8131 Limitation for Indochina herbicide exposure 10
§ 8132 Comparative negligence 10
§ 8133 Limitation from civil liability for certain nonprofit organization .. 10
§ 8134 Limitation on liability of third parties rendering assistance in oil .. 10
§ 8135 Limitation from civil liability for certain volunteers 10
§ 8136 Actions involving public petition and participation 10
§ 8137 Standards for motion to dismiss and summary judgment in certain cases .. 10
§ 8138 Recovery of damages in actions involving public petition and .. 10
§ 8139 Limitation on civil actions by criminal defendants 10
§ 8140 Liability of persons involved in equine activities 10
§ 8141 Limitation on agricultural operations nuisance suits 10
§ 8142 Limitations on shooting range and hunting operations nuisance suits 10
§ 8143 Limitations on civil actions for recovery for shoplifting 10
§ 8145 Civil suits for damages based upon sexual abuse of a minor by an .. 10

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 10 > Chapter 81 - Personal Actions

  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • 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.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Child: means a person who has not reached the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 1 Sec. 302
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • 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.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Infancy: means an age of less than 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 1 Sec. 302
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • real property: is synonymous with the phrase "lands, tenements and hereditaments. See Delaware Code Title 1 Sec. 302
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.