Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 32 > Article 25 > Chapter 8.5
- Attorney: includes a counselor or other person authorized to appear and represent a party in an action or special proceeding. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- board: refers to the board of directors of an association of co-owners of a condominium. See Indiana Code 32-25-8.5-2
- claim: refers to any of the following:
Indiana Code 32-25-8.5-3
- claimant: refers to a party who has a claim against another party. See Indiana Code 32-25-8.5-4
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- 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
- exempt claim: refers to any of the following claims or actions:
Indiana Code 32-25-8.5-5
- in writing: include printing, lithographing, or other mode of representing words and letters. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- legal proceedings: refers to either of the following:
Indiana Code 32-25-8.5-6
- party: refers to any of the following:
Indiana Code 32-25-8.5-7
- Property: includes personal and real property. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
- respondent: refers to the party against whom a claimant has a claim. See Indiana Code 32-25-8.5-8
- 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.
- Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
- Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.