§ 7101 When Action May Be Brought
§ 7102 Seizure of Chattel On Behalf of Plaintiff
§ 7103 Reclaiming, Impounding or Returning Chattel
§ 7104 Seizing, Reclaiming or Returning Less Than All Chattels
§ 7105 Sale of Perishable Property
§ 7106 Payment of Sheriff’S Fees and Expenses; Liability of Sheriff
§ 7107 Sheriff’S Return
§ 7108 Judgment; Execution in Certain Cases; Enforcement by Contempt
§ 7109 Unique Chattel
§ 7110 Sheriff’S Powers
§ 7111 Action On Undertaking
§ 7112 Testimony by Deposition to Ascertain Location of Chattel

Terms Used In New York Laws > Civil Practice Law and Rules > Article 71

  • 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.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • 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.
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.