Sections
Chapter 3 Formation, Certificates and Meetings 41 – 45
Chapter 5 Powers and Amendments 171 – 173
Chapter 9 Contracts and Liabilities 331 – 337
Chapter 22-A Maine Professional Service Corporation Act 721 – 772

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes > Title 13 > Part 1

  • Adjusted risk-based capital report: means a risk-based capital report that has been adjusted by the superintendent in accordance with section 6452, subsection 3. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2002-A
  • Adult: means a person who has attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affiliated company: means any company in the same corporate system as a parent or a member organization by virtue of common ownership, control, operation or management. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2156
  • Alien: means a person who is not a citizen of the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Alternative working hours employment: means employment in the classified or unclassified service capable of being filled through flexible hours, job-sharing or part-time employment, as defined in subsections 2, 3 and 4. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4832
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Ancient burying ground: means a private cemetery established before 1880. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1101-A
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Approved equal: means any goods or service other than specified in the bid proposal that in the opinion of the State Purchasing Agent is equivalent in character, quality and performance to the goods or service specified in the bid proposal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12051
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Association: means any legal association of individuals, corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships or associations that have been in continuous existence for at least one year, the member organizations of which:
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2156
  • Association captive insurance company: means any company that insures risks of the member organizations of the association and their affiliated companies. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2156
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney General: means the Attorney General of the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1703
  • Authorized control level risk-based capital: means the number determined under the risk-based capital formula in accordance with the risk-based capital instructions; and [1993, c. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2002-A
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Blue Alert: means a notice provided under this chapter to the public through certain state agencies and the media. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2221
  • Blue Alert Program: means the statewide alert program regarding killed, injured or missing law enforcement officers developed and implemented under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2221
  • Board: means the Technical Building Codes and Standards Board established in Title 5, section 12004-G, subsection 5-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2371
  • Bonds: means any bonds, notes, interim certificates, debentures or other obligations issued by an authority under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Building official: means a building official appointed pursuant to section 2351-A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2371
  • Captive insurance company: means any pure captive insurance company, sponsored captive insurance company, association captive insurance company or industrial insured captive insurance company formed or licensed under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2156
  • Clearinghouse: means the Missing Children Information Clearinghouse established pursuant to section 2155. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2153
  • Code: means the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code adopted pursuant to Title 10, chapter 1103. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2371
  • Code of conduct: means the state purchasing code of conduct that follows the principles set out in section 1825-L. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12156
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Public Safety. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2371
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Company action level risk-based capital: means , with respect to any insurer, the product of 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2002-A
  • Competitive bidding: means the transmission of a written proposal or invitation to bid to at least 3 responsible suppliers that is to be replied to at a stated time. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12051
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Construction loan: means a loan:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Controlled unaffiliated business: means a business entity that has a contractual relationship, such as a subcontractor or franchisee relationship, with the parent of a pure captive insurance company or with one or more of its affiliates, satisfying the following criteria:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2156
  • Conviction: means the acceptance of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere or a verdict or finding of guilty, or the equivalent in a juvenile case, by a court of competent jurisdiction. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2002
  • 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.
  • Corrective order: means an order issued by the superintendent specifying corrective actions that the superintendent has determined are required. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2002-A
  • Council: means the compact council established under section 1707. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1703
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Criminal history record repository: means the state agency designated by the governor or other appropriate executive official or the legislature of a state to perform centralized recordkeeping functions for criminal history records and services in the state. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1703
  • Criminal history records: means information, collected by criminal justice agencies on individuals, consisting of identifiable descriptions and notations of arrests, detentions, indictments or other formal criminal charges and any disposition arising therefrom, including acquittal, sentencing, correctional supervision or release. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1703
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Department: means the Department of Public Safety. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2201
  • Department: means the Department of Public Safety. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2221
  • Department: means the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Disqualified person: means an individual or entity that for any reason is or becomes ineligible under this chapter to be issued shares by a professional corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4754
  • Division: means the Division of Building Codes and Standards established in section 2372. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2371
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Domestic insurer: means any insurance company domiciled in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2002-A
  • Domestic professional corporation: means a professional corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4754
  • Employee: means any person whether appointed, elected or under contract, providing services for the State, county, municipality or other political subdivision, for which compensation is paid. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4805
  • 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
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • facility: means a production or utilization facility situated in this State that holds an operating permit or license issued by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 662
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • FBI: means the Federal Bureau of Investigation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1703
  • federal Affordable Care Act: means the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148, as amended by the federal Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Public Law 111-152, and any amendments to or regulations or guidance issued under those acts. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 480-E-2
  • Federal Government: means the United States of America or any agency or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of the United States of America. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Financial institution: means any bank or trust company, savings bank, savings and loan association, industrial bank, national banking association, federal savings and loan association, mortgage banker, credit union or other such institution authorized to do business in the State, or a government agency which customarily provides service or otherwise aids in the financing of mortgage loans. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Fish: means a cold-blooded, completely aquatic vertebrate characteristically having gills, fins and an elongated streamlined body usually covered with scales and includes any physical part of a fish. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Foreign insurer: means any insurance company that is authorized to do business in this State under section 404 but is not domiciled in this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2002-A
  • Foreign professional corporation: means a corporation or association for profit incorporated for the purpose of rendering professional services under law other than the law of this State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4754
  • Formal charging instrument: means a complaint, indictment, information, juvenile petition or other formal written accusation against a person for some criminal or juvenile offense. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2002
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • 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.
  • Guide: means a person who receives any form of remuneration for that person's services in accompanying or assisting a person in the fields or forests or on the waters or ice within the jurisdiction of the State while hunting, fishing, trapping, boating, snowmobiling, using an all-terrain vehicle or camping at a primitive camping area. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Handgun: means a type of firearm commonly referred to as a pistol or revolver originally designed to be fired by the use of a single hand and that is designed to fire or is capable of firing fixed cartridge ammunition. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2002
  • health insurance: means insurance of human beings against bodily injury, disablement or death by accident or accidental means, or the expense thereof, or against disablement or expense resulting from sickness, and every insurance appertaining thereto, including provision for the mental and emotional welfare of human beings by defraying the costs of legal services only to the extent provided for in chapter 38. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 24-A Sec. 704
  • housing authority: means any of the public corporations created or authorized to be created by this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • hunt: means to pursue, catch, take, kill or harvest wild animals or wild birds or to attempt to catch, take, kill or harvest wild animals or wild birds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • III system: includes the national indices and, to the extent of their participation in the system, the criminal history record repositories of the states and the FBI. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1703
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Individual retirement account: means an individual retirement account that is in compliance with the United States Internal Revenue Code. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4805
  • Industrial insured: means an insured:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2156
  • Industrial insured captive insurance company: means any company that insures risks of the industrial insureds that comprise the industrial insured group and their affiliated companies. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2156
  • Industrial insured group: means any group that meets either of the following criteria:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2156
  • Infant: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Issuing authority: means the following:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2002
  • lands: includes lands and all tenements and hereditaments connected therewith, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • 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
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Life or health insurer: means any insurance company described in section 409, subsection 3 and authorized to do business in this State under section 410, or a licensed property and casualty insurer writing only accident and health insurance. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2002-A
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Majority: when used in reference to age shall mean the age of 18 and over. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Mandatory control level risk-based capital: means the product of . See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2002-A
  • Media: means print, radio, Internet-based communication systems or other methods of communicating information to the public. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2201
  • Member organization: means any individual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership or association that belongs to an association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2156
  • Migratory waterfowl: means anatidae, or waterfowl, including brant, wild ducks, geese and swans. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Minority: when used in reference to age shall mean under the age of 18. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Missing child: means an individual:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2153
  • Missing senior citizen: means a person:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2201
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • mortgage: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • municipal authority: means any of the public corporations authorized to be created by section 4721. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Municipal officers: means the mayor and aldermen or councillors of a city, the selectmen or councillors of a town and the assessors of a plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Municipal officers: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Municipality: includes cities, towns and plantations, except that "municipality" does not include plantations in Title 10, chapter 110, subchapter IV; or Title 30-A, Part 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Municipality: means a city or town, except as provided in chapter 225. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • NAIC: means the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2002-A
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • Negative trend: means :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2002-A
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Nonparty state: means a state that has not ratified this compact. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1703
  • Nonresident: means a person who does not fall within the definition of resident in subsection 53. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Oath: includes an affirmation, when affirmation is allowed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • obligee: includes :
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Organization: means a corporation, partnership or unincorporated association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Parent: means a corporation, limited liability company, partnership or individual that directly or indirectly owns, controls or holds with power to vote more than 50% of the outstanding voting securities of a pure captive insurance company organized as a stock corporation or 50% of the membership interests of a pure captive insurance company organized as a nonprofit corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2156
  • Part-time employment: means employment for less than the standard work week for the class and agency on regularly scheduled hours each week for the position. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4832
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Party state: means a state that has ratified this compact. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1703
  • Person: means a human being or an organization. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Person: means any individual, business, corporation, association, firm, partnership or other organization, whether profit or nonprofit. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12051
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, firm, organization or other legal entity. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Persons of low income: means persons or families, elderly or otherwise, who lack the income which is necessary, as determined by a housing authority, to enable them, without financial assistance, to live in or purchase decent, safe and sanitary dwellings, without overcrowding. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Petitioner: means any person who has requested a stay of a contract or grant award decision or a hearing of appeal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 12051
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • 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.
  • Professional corporation: means a corporation for profit, other than a foreign professional corporation, subject to the provisions of this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4754
  • Professional service: means the professional services provided by the following persons to the extent they are required to be licensed under state law:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4754
  • Property and casualty insurer: means any insurance company authorized to do business in this State under section 410 except a life or health insurer or single line mortgage guaranty insurer, financial guaranty insurer or title insurer. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2002-A
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public burying ground: means a burying ground or cemetery in which any person may be buried without regard to religious or other affiliation and includes a cemetery owned and operated by a municipality, a cemetery corporation or a cemetery association. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 13 Sec. 1101-A
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Pure captive insurance company: includes , with respect to operations in this State unless otherwise restricted by the superintendent, a branch captive insurance company. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2156
  • Pure nonprofit captive insurance company: means a pure captive insurance company formed without capital stock as a nonprofit corporation, whose voting or membership interest is held by a parent organization formed under a nonprofit law. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2156
  • Qualified person: means an individual, general partnership, professional limited liability company, professional limited liability partnership, other professional corporation or other entity or trust that is eligible under this chapter to be issued shares by a professional corporation or any other entity that is authorized by statute to provide the same professional service provided by the professional corporation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4754
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real estate: includes lands and all tenements and hereditaments connected therewith, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Real estate: means land and structures attached to it. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 2001
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Reckless or negligent conduct: means that the applicant, either consciously disregarding or failing to be aware of a risk that his conduct would cause such a result, engaged in conduct which in fact created a substantial risk of death, serious bodily injury or bodily injury to another human being and the applicant's disregard or failure to be aware of that risk, when viewed in light of the nature and purpose of the applicant's conduct and the circumstances known to him, involved a deviation from the standard of conduct that a reasonable and prudent person would observe in the same situation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2002
  • Regulatory action level risk-based capital: means the product of 1. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2002-A
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Resident: means a citizen of the United States or an alien who has been domiciled in the State for one year who:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Risk-based capital instructions: means the risk-based capital instructions adopted by the NAIC, as such risk-based capital instructions may be amended by the NAIC from time to time in accordance with the procedures adopted by the NAIC. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2002-A
  • Risk-based capital plan: means a comprehensive financial plan containing the elements specified in section 6453, subsection 2. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2002-A
  • Risk-based capital report: means the report required in section 6452. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2002-A
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • services: when used in this chapter, means any and all window cleaning services, elevator repair and maintenance services, laundry service, linen supply service, dry cleaning service, janitor service, floor maintenance service, rubbish and garbage disposal service, tree surgeon service, all types of office machine repair and maintenance service, exterminator service, refrigerator repair and maintenance service and oil burner repair and maintenance service when any such service is performed by an independent contractor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 12 Sec. 11221
  • 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.
  • Silver Alert: means a notice provided under this chapter to the public through law enforcement agencies and the media. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2201
  • Silver Alert Program: means the statewide alert program for missing senior citizens developed and implemented under this chapter. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2201
  • Simplified employee pension plan: means a simplified employee pension plan that is in compliance with the provisions of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended, as these provisions relate to simplified employee pension plans. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4805
  • State: means any state, territory or possession of the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 1703
  • State: means the State of Maine and "state" means any other state of the United States and includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the possessions of the United States. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2002
  • State public body: means any city, town, district or other political subdivision of the State. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 4702
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • 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.
  • Total adjusted capital: means the sum of:
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 25 Sec. 2002-A
  • Town: includes cities and plantations, unless otherwise expressed or implied. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Trap: means a device that is designed primarily to catch or hold wild animals, including, but not limited to, a foothold trap, a killer-type trap, a cage-type trap or a snare. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes territories and the District of Columbia. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • valid permit: means a license or permit lawfully obtained in the licensee's or permittee's name and signed by that person. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Vehicle: means every vehicle which is self-propelled and designed for carrying persons or property or which is used for the transportation of persons, except motorcycles, farm implements and snowmobiles. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 3174-D
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Wild animal: means a species of mammal, wild by nature, whether or not bred or reared in captivity, as distinguished from the common domestic animals, and includes any physical part of that species of animal. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Wild bird: means a species of bird wild by nature, whether or not bred or reared in captivity, as distinguished from common domestic birds, and includes any physical part of that species of bird. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Wildlife: includes wild animals and wild birds. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Wolf: means the Gray Wolf (Canis lupus). See Maine Revised Statutes Title 30-A Sec. 3403
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.