§ 10-16C-1 Short title
§ 10-16C-2 Definitions
§ 10-16C-3 Public employer retaliatory action prohibited
§ 10-16C-4 Right to civil action for damages; affirmative defenses; remedy not exclusive
§ 10-16C-5 Posting of law and information
§ 10-16C-6 Limitations on actions

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes > Chapter 10 > Article 16C

  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • 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.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.