§ 400 Method of Commencing Action or Special Proceeding
§ 401 Summons; Issuance; Form; Issuance of Notice of Petition
§ 402 Summons; Time to Appear and Answer
§ 403 Summons; Method and Place of Service
§ 404 Summons; Personal Jurisdiction by Acts of Non-Residents
§ 405 Summons; Service Without the City of New York Permissible But Not Giving Personal Jurisdiction in Certain Actions
§ 406 Summons; Service by Publication Authorized
§ 407 Summons; Action Commenced Pursuant to Cplr S 303
§ 408 Summons; Service Outside City to Bring in Certain Additional Parties or On Domiciliary-Resident
§ 409 Summons and Complaint, Notice of Petition and Petition or Order to Show Cause and Petition; Filing Proof of Service
§ 410 Summons; When Service Complete
§ 411 Service of Summons and Complaint, Third-Party Summons and Complaint, Petition With a Notice of Petition or Order to Show Cause and Petition Upon Defe
§ 412 Accrual of Interest

Terms Used In New York Laws > New York City Civil Court > Article 4 - Summons

  • 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.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • 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.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • 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.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.