Sections
§ 5701 Jurisdiction and venue 25
§ 5701A Establishing territorial jurisdiction 25
§ 5702 Grounds for summary proceeding 25
§ 5703 Who may maintain proceeding 25
§ 5704 Commencement of action and notice of complaint 25
§ 5705 Service and filing of notice 25
§ 5706 Manner of service 25
§ 5707 Contents of complaint generally 25
§ 5708 Additional contents of certain complaints 25
§ 5709 Answer 25
§ 5710 Trial 25
§ 5711 Judgment 25
§ 5712 Default judgment 25
§ 5713 Jury trials 25
§ 5714 Compelling attendance of jurors 25
§ 5715 Execution of judgment; writ of possession 25
§ 5716 Stay of proceedings by tenant; good faith dispute 25
§ 5717 Stay of proceedings on appeal 25
§ 5718 Proceedings in forma pauperis 25
§ 5719 Landlord regaining possession of residential rental unit upon the death of a deceased sole tenant 25

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 25 > Chapter 57

  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Audiologist: shall mean a person who is licensed to practice audiology pursuant to this act and who offers such services to the public under any title or description of services incorporating the words "audiologist" "hearing clinician" "hearing therapist" "aural rehabilitator" or any other similar title or description of service. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 3702
  • Board: shall mean the State Board of Geologists established in this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 3602
  • Board: shall mean the State Board of Speech/Language Pathologists, Audiologists and Hearing Aid Dispensers established in this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 3702
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • 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.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Division: shall mean the state Division of Professional Regulation. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 3702
  • 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
  • Excessive use or abuse of drugs: shall mean any use of narcotics, controlled substances or illegal drugs without a prescription from a licensed physician, or the abuse of alcoholic beverage such that it impairs a person's ability to perform the work of a geologist. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 3602
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Geologist: shall mean a person who is qualified to practice professional geology including specialists in its various subdisciplines. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 3602
  • Hearing aid: shall mean any personal, wearable instrument or device designed for, offered for the purpose of, or represented as, aiding persons with, or compensating for, impaired hearing. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 3702
  • Hearing aid dispenser: shall mean a person licensed to dispense hearing aids pursuant to this Act and who is engaged in the evaluation or measurement of the power or range of human hearing by means of an audiometer or any other means devised for the purpose of selecting, adapting and distributing or selling of hearing aids. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 3702
  • In forma pauperis: In the manner of a pauper. Permission given to a person to sue without payment of court fees on claim of indigence or poverty.
  • 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.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • 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
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Oath: includes affirmation in all cases where an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and "sworn" includes affirmed; and the forms shall be varied accordingly. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Person: shall mean a corporation, company, association and partnership, as well as an individual. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 3602
  • Person: shall mean a corporation, company, association or partnership, as well as an individual. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 3702
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Practice of geology: shall mean any service or creative work, the adequate performance of which requires geologic education, training and experience in the application of the principles, theories, laws and body of knowledge encompassed in the science of geology. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 3602
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • State: shall mean the State of Delaware. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 3702
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Substantially related: means the nature of the criminal conduct, for which the person was convicted, has a direct bearing on the fitness or ability to perform 1 or more of the duties or responsibilities necessarily related to the practice of geology. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 3602
  • Substantially related: means the nature of the criminal conduct, for which the person was convicted, has a direct bearing on the fitness or ability to perform 1 or more of the duties or responsibilities necessarily related to the practice of speech/language pathology, audiology and/or the dispensing of hearing aids. See Delaware Code Title 24 Sec. 3702
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • 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
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.