507:2 Cotenants; Generally
507:3 Cotenants; Income
507:4 Erroneous Levy, New Suit
507:5 For Official Default
507:6 Escape, Recovery Over
507:7 False Checks, Etc
507:7-d Comparative Fault
507:7-e Apportionment of Damages
507:7-f Contribution Among Tortfeasors
507:7-g Enforcement of Contribution
507:7-h Effect of Release or Covenant Not to Sue
507:7-i Inadmissible Evidence; Post Verdict Procedure
507:7-j Subrogation Claims
507:8-a Loss of Consortium
507:8-b Strict Liability and Implied Warranties Limited
507:8-c Members of Professional Standards Review Organizations
507:8-d Liability Limited
507:8-e Action Against Parent for Minor’s Vandalism
507:8-f Civil Actions for Theft
507:8-g Discoverability of Risk
507:8-h Firefighter’s Rule
507:8-i Actions Under RSA 151-E:19
507:9 Transitory
507:10 By or Against Executor
507:11 Change of Venue
507:12 Liens Not Affected by
507:13 County Expenses Where Venue Changed
507:15 Penalties for Frivolous Actions
507:15-a Vexatious Litigants
507:15-b Powers of Court
507:16 Punitive Damages Outlawed
507:17 Actions Against Governmental Units; Definition; Court Records

Terms Used In New Hampshire Revised Statutes > Chapter 507

  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • 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.
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • 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.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies corporate and politic as well as to individuals. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:9
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • real estate: shall include lands, tenements, and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:21
  • 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 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.
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • 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.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.