§ 81-8,209 State Tort Claims Act; purpose
§ 81-8,210 Terms, defined
§ 81-8,211 Risk Manager; State Claims Board; authority; procedure; fees
§ 81-8,212 Tort claims; filing; Risk Manager; Attorney General; duty; service of process
§ 81-8,213 Suit; final disposition by Risk Manager or State Claims Board required; exception
§ 81-8,214 District court; jurisdiction; venue
§ 81-8,215 Liability of state
§ 81-8,215.01 Vehicular pursuit by law enforcement officer; liability to third parties; reimbursement
§ 81-8,216 Rules of civil procedure; costs; judgment; appeal
§ 81-8,217 Judgment; effect
§ 81-8,218 Attorney General; authority
§ 81-8,219 State Tort Claims Act; claims exempt
§ 81-8,220 State Claims Board; members; legal advisor; hire secretary; expenses
§ 81-8,221 State Claims Board; rules and regulations; adopt
§ 81-8,222 Department of Justice; Claims Division; assistant attorney general; duties
§ 81-8,223 Award; acceptance; effect
§ 81-8,224 Award; certification; payment; review, when
§ 81-8,225 Tort Claims Fund; established; amount; investment; appropriation
§ 81-8,226 Report to Clerk of the Legislature;contents
§ 81-8,227 Tort claim;limitation of action
§ 81-8,228 Attorney’s fees; expenses; allowance
§ 81-8,229 Tort claims; remedy of State Tort Claims Act; exclusive
§ 81-8,230 State agency; payment of claims; construction of act
§ 81-8,231 Claim under act; insurance coverage; effect
§ 81-8,232 Action against employee; act or omission of employee
§ 81-8,233 Employee; report property damage, injury, or death; cooperation in investigation
§ 81-8,234 Skatepark and bicycle motocross park; sign required; warning notice
§ 81-8,235 Act, how cited

Terms Used In Nebraska Statutes > State Tort Claims Act

  • Action: shall include any proceeding in any court of this state. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Attorney: shall mean attorney at law. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Company: shall include any corporation, partnership, limited liability company, joint-stock company, joint venture, or association. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Person: shall include bodies politic and corporate, societies, communities, the public generally, individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies, joint-stock companies, and associations. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Process: shall mean a summons, subpoena, or notice to appear issued out of a court in the course of judicial proceedings. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • 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: when applied to different states of the United States shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories organized by Congress. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • 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.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.