§ 684.0001 Short title
§ 684.0002 Scope of application
§ 684.0003 Definitions and rules of interpretation
§ 684.0004 International origin and general principles
§ 684.0005 Receipt of written communications
§ 684.0006 Waiver of right to object
§ 684.0007 Extent of court intervention
§ 684.0008 Court for certain functions of arbitration assistance and supervision
§ 684.0009 Arbitration agreement and substantive claim before court
§ 684.001 Arbitration agreement and interim measures by a court
§ 684.0011 Number of arbitrators
§ 684.0012 Appointment of arbitrators
§ 684.0013 Grounds for challenge
§ 684.0014 Challenge procedure
§ 684.0015 Failure or impossibility to act
§ 684.0016 Appointment of substitute arbitrator
§ 684.0017 Competence of arbitral tribunal to rule on its jurisdiction
§ 684.0018 Power of arbitral tribunal to order interim measures
§ 684.0019 Conditions for granting interim measures
§ 684.002 Applications for preliminary orders and conditions for granting preliminary orders
§ 684.0021 Specific regime for preliminary orders
§ 684.0022 Modification, suspension, or termination; interim measure or preliminary order
§ 684.0023 Provision of security
§ 684.0024 Disclosure
§ 684.0025 Costs and damages
§ 684.0026 Recognition and enforcement
§ 684.0027 Grounds for refusing recognition or enforcement
§ 684.0028 Court-ordered interim measures
§ 684.0029 Equal treatment of parties
§ 684.003 Determination of rules of procedure
§ 684.0031 Place of arbitration
§ 684.0032 Commencement of arbitral proceedings
§ 684.0033 Language
§ 684.0034 Statements of claim and defense
§ 684.0035 Hearings and written proceedings
§ 684.0036 Default of a party
§ 684.0037 Expert appointed by arbitral tribunal
§ 684.0038 Court assistance in taking evidence
§ 684.0039 Rules applicable to substance of dispute
§ 684.004 Decisionmaking by panel of arbitrators
§ 684.0041 Settlement
§ 684.0042 Form and contents of award
§ 684.0043 Termination of proceedings
§ 684.0044 Correction and interpretation of award; additional award
§ 684.0045 Immunity for arbitrators
§ 684.0046 Application to set aside as exclusive recourse against arbitral award
§ 684.0047 Recognition and enforcement
§ 684.0048 Grounds for refusing recognition or enforcement
§ 684.0049 Consent to jurisdiction

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 684

  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • 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.
  • Arbitral tribunal: means a sole arbitrator or panel of arbitrators. See Florida Statutes 678.1121
  • Arbitration: means any arbitration, whether or not administered by a permanent arbitral institution. See Florida Statutes 678.1121
  • Arbitration agreement: means an agreement by the parties to submit to arbitration all or certain disputes that have arisen or may arise between them in respect of a defined legal relationship, whether contractual or not. See Florida Statutes 678.1121
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Court: means a circuit court of this state. See Florida Statutes 678.1121
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Lineal descendant: Direct descendant of the same ancestors.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • 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.
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • 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.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • 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.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • 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.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 88.6011