Terms Used In New York Laws > General Business > Article 29-B
Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
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.
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
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.
Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
Provider of travel services: means every person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of furnishing travel, transportation or vacation services. See N.Y. General Business Law 523
Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
Travel agent: shall mean any person, firm, corporation, partnership or association, other than a common carrier or employee of a common carrier, that is an officially appointed agent of a common carrier and meets standards no less than those required on January first, nineteen hundred ninety, for authorized agents of the airline reporting corporation, or is a registered member of the Cruise Lines International Association and who operates exclusively as an agent for cruise lines in the sale of cruise travel products or services, and who, as a legal agent of a supplier, sells or offers for sale any travel, transportation or vacation arrangements, or who negotiates for or holds himself or herself out by solicitation, advertisement or otherwise as one who sells, provides, furnishes contracts or arranges for such travel, transportation or vacation services. See N.Y. General Business Law 523
Travel services: means public transportation, public accommodations in hotels, motels or motor courts, rental of motor vehicles or any other service related to travel. See N.Y. General Business Law 523