§ 669.1 Citation and applicability
§ 669.2 Definitions
§ 669.3 Adjustment and settlement of claims
§ 669.4 District court to hold hearings
§ 669.5 When suit permitted — employees of the state
§ 669.6 Applicable rules
§ 669.7 Appeal
§ 669.8 Judgment as bar
§ 669.9 Compromise and settlement
§ 669.10 Award conclusive on state
§ 669.11 Payment of award
§ 669.12 Report by director
§ 669.13 Limitation of actions
§ 669.14 Exceptions
§ 669.14A Qualified immunity
§ 669.15 Attorney fees and expenses — penalty
§ 669.16 Remedies exclusive
§ 669.17 Adjustment of other claims
§ 669.18 Extension of time
§ 669.19 Investigation of claims
§ 669.20 Liability insurance
§ 669.21 Employees defended and indemnified
§ 669.22 Actions in federal court
§ 669.23 Employee liability
§ 669.24 State volunteers
§ 669.25 Liability
§ 669.26 Money damages — nonwaiver of rights

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 669 - State Tort Claims

  • 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.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Award: means any amount determined by the attorney general to be payable to a claimant under section 669. See Iowa Code 669.2
  • Claim: means :
  • 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.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Employee of the state: includes any one or more officers, agents, or employees of the state or any state agency, including members of the general assembly, and persons acting on behalf of the state or any state agency in any official capacity, temporarily or permanently in the service of the state of Iowa, whether with or without compensation, but does not include a contractor doing business with the state. See Iowa Code 669.2
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • property: includes personal and real property. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • State: includes any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and any territory or possession subject to the legislative authority of the United States. See Iowa Code 633D.2
  • State agency: includes all executive departments, agencies, boards, bureaus, and commissions of the state of Iowa, and corporations whose primary function is to act as, and while acting as, instrumentalities or agencies of the state of Iowa, whether or not authorized to sue and be sued in their own names. See Iowa Code 669.2
  • State appeal board: means the state appeal board as defined in section 73A. See Iowa Code 669.2
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • United States: includes all the states. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.