§ 41-7-1 Limitation of tort actions based on single publication or utterance; damages recoverable
§ 41-7-2 Judgment as res judicata
§ 41-7-3 Uniformity of interpretation
§ 41-7-4 Short title
§ 41-7-5 Retroactive effect
§ 41-7-6 Defamation by radio and television; liability of owner, licensee or operator; compliance with federal law

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes > Chapter 41 > Article 7

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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.