§ 1401 Claim for Contribution
§ 1402 Amount of Contribution
§ 1403 How Contribution Claimed
§ 1404 Rights of Persons Entitled to Damages Not Affected; Rights of Indemnity or Subrogation Preserved

Terms Used In New York Laws > Civil Practice Law & Rules > Article 14

  • action: includes a special proceeding; the words "plaintiff" and "defendant" include the petitioner and the respondent, respectively, in a special proceeding; and the words "summons" and "complaint" include the notice of petition and the petition, respectively, in a special proceeding. See N.Y. Civil Practice Law & Rules 105
  • counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • 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
  • judgment: means a final or interlocutory judgment. See N.Y. Civil Practice Law & Rules 105
  • law: means any statute or any civil practice rule. See N.Y. Civil Practice Law & Rules 105