§ 646.1 Ordinary proceedings — joinder — counterclaim.
§ 646.2 Parties
§ 646.3 Title
§ 646.4 Tenant in common
§ 646.5 Service on agent
§ 646.6 Petition
§ 646.7 Abstract of title
§ 646.8 Unwritten muniments of title — unrecorded conveyances.
§ 646.9 Evidence — abstract amended.
§ 646.10 Answer
§ 646.11 Landlord substituted
§ 646.12 Possession
§ 646.13 Purchase pending suit
§ 646.14 Order to enter and survey
§ 646.15 Service
§ 646.16 Verdict — special.
§ 646.17 General verdict
§ 646.18 Judgment for damages
§ 646.19 Use and occupation
§ 646.20 Improvements set off
§ 646.21 Wanton aggression
§ 646.22 Tenant — extent of liability.
§ 646.23 Growing crops — bond.
§ 646.24 Writ of possession
§ 646.25 Judgment for rent accruing

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 646

  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • clerk: means clerk of the court in which the action or proceeding is brought or is pending; and the words "clerk's office" mean the office of that clerk. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.