§ 44-2-1 [Regulation of mandamus.]
§ 44-2-2 [District courts open at all times for issuance of writs.]
§ 44-2-3 [Exclusive original jurisdiction; district and supreme courts.]
§ 44-2-4 [Purpose of writ; judicial discretion not controlled.]
§ 44-2-5 [Adequate remedy at law; writ will not issue; who may obtain writ.]
§ 44-2-6 [Contents of writ.]
§ 44-2-7 [When peremptory or alternative writs issued.]
§ 44-2-8 [Allowance of writ; return day; service.]
§ 44-2-9 [Answer to writ.]
§ 44-2-10 [Peremptory mandamus on failure to answer; procedure after answer.]
§ 44-2-11 [Pleadings allowed; proceedings as in civil actions.]
§ 44-2-12 [Judgment for plaintiff; damages; costs; peremptory writ.]
§ 44-2-13 [Officer or board refusing to perform duty; fine; other action for penalty barred.]
§ 44-2-14 [Review of proceedings.]

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes > Chapter 44 > Article 2 - Mandamus

  • 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.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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.
  • 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.