318-C:1 Title
318-C:2 Purpose
318-C:3 Findings
318-C:4 Definitions
318-C:5 Liability for Participation in the Illegal Drug Market
318-C:6 Recovery of Damages
318-C:7 Limited Recovery of Damages
318-C:8 Third Party Cases
318-C:9 Illegal Drug Market Target Community
318-C:10 Joinder of Parties
318-C:11 Comparative Responsibility
318-C:12 Contribution Among and Recovery From Multiple Defendants
318-C:13 Standard of Proof; Effect of Criminal Drug Conviction
318-C:14 Prejudgment Attachment and Execution on Judgments
318-C:15 Statute of Limitations
318-C:16 Representation of Governmental Entities: Stay of Action
318-C:17 Effect on Existing Laws
318-C:18 Severability

Terms Used In New Hampshire Revised Statutes > Chapter 318-C

  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of these laws, shall mean the section next preceding or following that in which such reference is made, unless some other is expressly designated. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:13
  • 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.
  • Illegal drug: means any drug which is a schedule I-IV drug under RSA 318-B. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 318-C:4
  • Illegal drug market: means the support system of illegal drug related operations, from production to retail sales, through which an illegal drug reaches the user. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 318-C:4
  • Illegal drug market target community: is the area described under RSA 318-C:9. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 318-C:4
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Individual drug user: means the individual whose illegal drug use is the basis of an action brought under this chapter. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 318-C:4
  • justice: when applied to a magistrate, shall mean a justice of a municipal court, or a justice of the peace having jurisdiction over the subject-matter. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:12
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • 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.
  • Period of illegal drug use: means , in relation to the individual drug user, the time of the individual's first use of an illegal drug to the accrual of the cause of action. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 318-C:4
  • Person: means an individual, governmental entity, corporation, firm, trust, partnership, or incorporated or unincorporated association, existing under or authorized by the laws of this state, another state, or foreign country. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 318-C:4
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies corporate and politic as well as to individuals. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:9
  • Place of illegal drug activity: means , in relation to the individual drug user, each house of representatives' legislative district in which the individual possesses or uses an illegal drug or in which the individual resides, attends school, or is employed during the period of the individual's illegal drug use, unless the defendant proves otherwise by clear and convincing evidence. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 318-C:4
  • Place of participation: means , in relation to a defendant in an action brought under this chapter, each house of representatives' legislative district in which the person participates in the illegal drug market or in which the person resides, attends school, or is employed during the period of the person's participation in the illegal drug market. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 318-C:4
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • 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.
  • state: when applied to different parts of the United States, may extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories, so called; and the words "United States" shall include said district and territories. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:4
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • United States: shall include said district and territories. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:4
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.