§ 146.003 Definitions for ORS 146.003 to 146.189 and 146.710 to 146.992

Terms Used In Oregon Statutes > Chapter 146 > Investigation of Deaths > Definitions

  • Any other state: includes any state and the District of Columbia. See Oregon Statutes 174.100
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Person: includes individuals, corporations, associations, firms, partnerships, limited liability companies and joint stock companies. See Oregon Statutes 174.100
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • United States: includes territories, outlying possessions and the District of Columbia. See Oregon Statutes 174.100