§ 70 Vexatious Suits
§ 70-A Actions Involving Public Petition and Participation; Recovery of Damages
§ 71 Damages in Action for Suing in Name of Another
§ 72 Term of Imprisonment of Civil Prisoner
§ 73 Code of Fair Procedure for Investigating Agencies
§ 74 Privileges in Action for Libel
§ 75 Defamation by Radio or Television
§ 76 Action for Libel: Evidence, Separate Verdicts
§ 76-A Actions Involving Public Petition and Participation; When Actual Malice to Be Proven
§ 77 Special Damages in Action for Slander of a Woman
§ 78 Mitigating Circumstances in Action for Libel or Slander
§ 79 Forfeiture of Office and Suspension of Civil Rights
§ 79-A Consequence of Sentence to Imprisonment for Life
§ 79-B Forfeiture of Property On Conviction Abolished
§ 79-C Convict Protected by Law
§ 79-D Creditor of Convict
§ 79-E Right to Breast Feed
§ 79-F Liability for Acts of Persons Assisting Police Officers
§ 79-G Filing of Certificates of Honorable Discharge With County Clerks
§ 79-H Special Provisions Relating to Persons Employed By, or Connected With, News Media
§ 79-I Discrimination Against Person Who Refuses to Perform Certain Act Prohibited
§ 79-J Confidentiality of Records in Multi-State Information System
§ 79-K Civil Immunity for Certain Persons Assisting in Emergency Situations
§ 79-L Confidentiality of Records of Genetic Tests
§ 79-M Criminal Interference With Health Care Services, Religious Worship, Funeral, Burial or Memorial Service; Injuction
§ 79-N Bias-Related Violence or Intimidation; Civil Remedy
§ 79-N*2 Funeral or Bereavement Leave
§ 79-O Close Captioning in Places of Public Accomodation, Resort or Amusement
§ 79-P Recording Certain Activities
§ 79-P*2 Gender Neutral Single-Occupancy Bathroom Facilities

Terms Used In New York Laws > Civil Rights > Article 7

  • 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.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • 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.
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.