Chapter 69J-7 Florida Comprehensive Hurricane Damage Mitigation Program (My Safe Florida Home Program)
Chapter 69J-8 Alternative Procedure for Resolution of Disputed Sinkhole Insurance Claims
Chapter 69J-10 Government Efficiency
Chapter 69J-123 Procedures
Chapter 69J-128 Privacy of Consumer Financial and Health Information
Chapter 69J-137 Holocaust Victims Assistance Program
Chapter 69J-166 Property Insurance Claims
Chapter 69J-176 Mediation of Bodily Injury and Property Damage Claims

Terms Used In Florida Regulations > Division 69J - Division of Consumer Services

  • Affiliated: Having an ownership or employment relationship. See Florida Regulations 69J-8.002
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Applicant: A person who submits an application to become a neutral evaluator. See Florida Regulations 69J-8.002
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Department: Florida Department of Financial Services. See Florida Regulations 69J-8.002
  • 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.
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
  • Family Member: A spouse, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, or first cousin of a party. See Florida Regulations 69J-8.002
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Financial Interest: Ownership interest in or liabilities to or from a person that amounts to 5% or more of the applicant's net worth or from which the evaluator received 5% or more of his income during the past 24 months exclusive of fees guaranteed through this program. See Florida Regulations 69J-8.002
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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.
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagor: The person who pledges property to a creditor as collateral for a loan and who receives the money.
  • National Credit Union Administration: The federal regulatory agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. (NCUA also administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which insures the deposits of federal credit unions.) 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.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Party: The insurer or policyholder participating in the program. See Florida Regulations 69J-8.002
  • Person: A natural person or business entity. See Florida Regulations 69J-8.002
  • Program: The alternative procedure for resolution of disputed sinkhole insurance claims authorized by Florida Statutes § 627. See Florida Regulations 69J-8.002
  • 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.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.