§ 1600 Definitions
§ 1601 Limited Liability of Persons Jointly Liable
§ 1602 Application
§ 1603 Burdens of Proof

Terms Used In New York Laws > Civil Practice Law and Rules > Article 16 - Limited Liability of Persons Jointly Liable

  • Affected local government: shall mean every municipality in which land subject to an environmental easement is located. See
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Environmental easement: shall mean an interest in real property, created under and subject to the provisions of this title which contains a use restriction and/or a prohibition on the use of land in a manner inconsistent with engineering controls; provided that no such easement shall be acquired or held by the state which is subject to the provisions of article fourteen of the constitution. See
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • non-economic loss: includes but is not limited to pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of consortium or other damages for non-economic loss. See N.Y. Civil Practice Law and Rules 1600
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.