§ 42-2-1 Declaration of intent
§ 42-2-2 Definitions
§ 42-2-3 Purpose
§ 42-2-4 Authority to acquire
§ 42-2-5 Petition
§ 42-2-6 Preliminary order of entry
§ 42-2-7 Service; personal or by publication
§ 42-2-8 Contents of answer
§ 42-2-9 Time for answering
§ 42-2-10 Intervention
§ 42-2-11 Election of trial by court or jury
§ 42-2-12 Time of trial
§ 42-2-13 Argument
§ 42-2-14 Default
§ 42-2-15 Verdict and judgment
§ 42-2-16 Proof of payment; recording judgment
§ 42-2-17 Purpose of act
§ 42-2-18 Application of Rules of Civil Procedure
§ 42-2-19 Disqualification of judge; effect
§ 42-2-20 Waiver of bond
§ 42-2-21 Costs
§ 42-2-22 [Flood control; appropriation of land; compensation for immediate use.]
§ 42-2-23 Condemnation of property in excess of need; sale to prior owner; price
§ 42-2-24 Exclusion of certain property

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes > Chapter 42 > Article 2

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • 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.
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • 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.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.