§ 51 Jurisdiction
§ 52 Establishment and Organization
§ 53 Functions and Duties
§ 54 Powers
§ 55 Responsibilities of Covered Agencies, State Officers and Employees

Terms Used In New York Laws > Executive > Article 4-A

  • answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • 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.
  • dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • 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.
  • fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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.
  • oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.