40A-80 Applicability of Article; definition
40A-81 Additional information required in petition or complaint filed
40A-82 Demonstration of no prudent and feasible alternative required in certain actions; judicial determination
40A-83 Vesting of title and right of possession
40A-84 Compensation for condemnation
40A-85 Appeal

Terms Used In North Carolina General Statutes > Chapter 40A > Article 6

  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Condemnation: means the procedure prescribed by law for exercising the power of eminent domain. See North Carolina General Statutes 40A-2
  • Condemnor: means those listed in G. See North Carolina General Statutes 40A-2
  • conservation easement: means a conservation or historic preservation easement that meets all of the following criteria, as each of the criteria are defined under 26 U. See North Carolina General Statutes 40A-80
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Eminent domain: means the power to divest right, title or interest from the owner of property and vest it in the possessor of the power against the will of the owner upon the payment of just compensation for the right, title or interest divested. See North Carolina General Statutes 40A-2
  • 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
  • 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.
  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of a statute, shall be construed to mean the section next preceding or next following that in which such reference is made; unless when some other section is expressly designated in such reference. See North Carolina General Statutes 15A-941
  • Judge: means a resident judge of the superior court in the district where the cause is pending, or special judge residing in said district, or a judge of the superior court assigned to hold the courts of said district or an emergency? or special judge holding court in the county where the cause? is pending. See North Carolina General Statutes 40A-2
  • Property: means any right, title, or interest in land, including leases and options to buy or sell. See North Carolina General Statutes 40A-2
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories, so called; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the said district and territories and all dependencies. See North Carolina General Statutes 15A-941
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.