Chapter 1 Representation of Parties by Attorneys
Chapter 2 Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem for Minor Parties
Chapter 3 Survival of Cause of Action After Death of Party

Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 34 > Article 9

  • 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.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • minor: means a person less than eighteen (18) years of age. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.