§ 41-4-1 Short title
§ 41-4-2 Legislative declaration
§ 41-4-3 Definitions
§ 41-4-4 Granting immunity from tort liability; authorizing exceptions
§ 41-4-5 Liability; operation or maintenance of motor vehicles, aircraft and watercraft
§ 41-4-6 Liability; buildings, public parks, machinery, equipment and furnishings
§ 41-4-7 Liability; airports
§ 41-4-8 Liability; public utilities
§ 41-4-9 Liability; medical facilities
§ 41-4-10 Liability; health care providers
§ 41-4-11 Liability; highways and streets
§ 41-4-12 Liability; law enforcement officers
§ 41-4-13 Exclusions from waiver of immunity; community ditches or acequias; Sanitary Projects Act associations
§ 41-4-14 Defenses
§ 41-4-15 Statute of limitations
§ 41-4-16 Notice of claims
§ 41-4-16.1 Civil action; damages incurred while imprisoned; notice to victim
§ 41-4-17 Exclusiveness of remedy
§ 41-4-18 Jurisdiction; appeals; venue
§ 41-4-19 Maximum liability
§ 41-4-20 Coverage of risks; insurance
§ 41-4-21 Application of act
§ 41-4-22 Insurance fund
§ 41-4-23 Public liability fund created; purposes
§ 41-4-24 Consulting and claims adjusting contracts
§ 41-4-25 Public liability fund; municipal public liability fund; local public body participation; educational entity participation
§ 41-4-26 Home rule municipality tort claims ordinances;
§ 41-4-27 Home rule municipality; joint powers agreements;
§ 41-4-28 Coverage for liability subject to foreign jurisdiction’s law
§ 41-4-29 Governmental entities; health care students liability coverage; authority to purchase
§ 41-4-30 Liability coverage; certain community land grants

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes > Chapter 41 > Article 4

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • 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.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • 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.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.