Chapter 1 Contracts to Prevent Competition
Chapter 2 Combinations Restraining Trade
Chapter 3 Combinations to Prevent Sale of Supplies
Chapter 4 Combinations Compelling Manufacturers to Close Down
Chapter 5 Motion Picture Fair Competition

Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 24 > Article 1

  • 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.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bid: means a written offer or proposal by an exhibitor to a distributor in response to an invitation to bid for the right to exhibit a motion picture. See Indiana Code 24-1-5-1
  • Blind selling: means the bidding or negotiating for, or the offering or agreeing to terms for, the licensing or exhibition of a motion picture before the motion picture has either been trade screened within the state or before such motion picture has been made available for viewing within the state by all exhibitors from whom the distributor is inviting bids or with whom the distributor is negotiating for the right to exhibit the motion picture. See Indiana Code 24-1-5-1
  • Clerk: means the clerk of the court or a person authorized to perform the clerk's duties. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Distributor: means a person engaged in the business of distributing or supplying motion pictures to exhibitors by rental, sale or licensing. See Indiana Code 24-1-5-1
  • 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.
  • Exhibitor: means a person engaged in the business of operating one (1) or more theaters. See Indiana Code 24-1-5-1
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • in writing: include printing, lithographing, or other mode of representing words and letters. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • invite bids: means a written or oral solicitation by a distributor to one (1) or more exhibitors to bid for the right to exhibit a motion picture. See Indiana Code 24-1-5-1
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Oath: includes "affirmation" and "to swear" includes to "affirm". See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Person: includes one (1) or more individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies, associations, societies, trusts, organizations, or corporations. See Indiana Code 24-1-5-1
  • persons: whenever used in this chapter shall be deemed to include corporations, associations, limited liability companies, joint stock companies, partnerships, limited or otherwise, existing under or authorized by the laws of the state of Indiana, or of the United States, or of any state, territory, or district of the United States, or of any foreign country. See Indiana Code 24-1-2-10
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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.
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Run: means the continuous exhibition of a motion picture in a defined geographic area for a specified period of time. See Indiana Code 24-1-5-1
  • 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.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trade screening: means the showing of a motion picture by a distributor at some location within the state which is open to any exhibitor from whom the distributor intends to invite bids or with whom the distributor intends to negotiate for the right to exhibit the motion picture. See Indiana Code 24-1-5-1
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5