§ 616.1 Real property
§ 616.2 Injuries to real property
§ 616.3 Local actions
§ 616.4 Nonresident — attachment.
§ 616.5 Resident — attachment.
§ 616.6 Transfer — attached property held.
§ 616.7 Place of contract
§ 616.8 Certain carriers and transmission companies — actions against.
§ 616.9 Construction companies
§ 616.10 Insurance companies
§ 616.11 Nonlife insurance assessments
§ 616.12 Nonlife insurance premiums or notes
§ 616.13 Operators of coal mines
§ 616.14 Office or agency
§ 616.15 Surety companies
§ 616.16 Municipal corporations in certain counties
§ 616.17 Personal actions
§ 616.18 Personal injury or damage actions
§ 616.19 Negotiable paper
§ 616.20 Right of nonresident defendant
§ 616.21 Change of residence

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 616

  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • 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.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • executor: includes administrator, and the term "administrator" includes executor, where the subject matter justifies such use. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • 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.
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • property: includes personal and real property. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • real property: include lands, tenements, hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • road: include public bridges, and may be held equivalent to the words "county way" "county road" "common road" and "state road". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • 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.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • undertaking: means a promise or security in any form. See Iowa Code 4.1