508:1 Limitation of Chapter
508:2 Real Actions
508:3 Disabilities
508:4 Personal Actions
508:4-b Damages From Construction
508:4-c Elimination of Ad Damnum Clause
508:4-d Damages Recoverable for Non-Economic Loss
508:4-e Attorneys’ Fees for Services
508:4-f Bidders on Construction Contracts
508:4-g Actions Based on Sexual Assault and Related Offenses
508:4-h State as Plaintiff
508:5 Specialties
508:6 Mortgage Notes
508:7 Writs of Error
508:8 Disabilities
508:9 Defendant’s Absence
508:10 Second Suit
508:11 Breach of Contract to Marry
508:12 Aid at Scene of Emergency or to Victim of Crime
508:12-a Limitation of Liability
508:12-b Liability Limited; Fire Department, Emergency Service, and Rescue Squad Members
508:12-c Liability Limited for Certain Out-of-State Emergency Services
508:12-d Liability Limited; Licensed Engineers and Architects
508:13 Professional Malpractice; Evidence
508:14 Landowner Liability Limited
508:15 Donors and Distributors of Food
508:16 Directors and Officers of Charitable Organizations or Societies; Liability Limited
508:17 Volunteers; Nonprofit Organizations; Liability Limited
508:17-a Agents Assisting Certain State Departments; Liability Limited
508:18 Liability Limited; Health Care Facilities and Personnel
508:18-a Law Enforcement Agencies; Limitation on Liability for Injuries Caused by Dogs Used in Law Enforcement Work
508:19 Liability; Equine Activities
508:20 Wrongful Death Action on Behalf of Nonsupported Child; Recovery Limited
508:21 Liability Limited; Manufacturers, Distributors, Dealers, or Importers of Firearms or Ammunition
508:22 Liability Limited for Winter Maintenance

Terms Used In New Hampshire Revised Statutes > Chapter 508

  • 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.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • 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: may extend and be applied to bodies corporate and politic as well as to individuals. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:9
  • petition: when used in connection with the equity jurisdiction of the superior court, and referring to a document filed with the court, shall mean complaint, and "petitioner" shall mean plaintiff. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:51
  • 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
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • road: shall include all bridges thereon. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:26
  • seal: shall include an impression of the official seal made upon the paper alone, as well as an impression thereof made by means of wax, or a wafer, affixed thereto. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 21:11
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.