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Terms Used In Oregon Statutes > Chapter 819 > Abandoned Vehicles
- Action: includes recoupment, counterclaim, setoff, suit in equity and any other proceeding in which rights are determined, including an action for possession. See Oregon Statutes 90.100
- 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.
- Appraisal: A determination of property value.
- Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
- City: includes any incorporated village or town. See Oregon Statutes 174.100
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- 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.
- County: means the county in which the district, or the greater portion of the taxable assessed value of the district, is located. See Oregon Statutes 266.010
- County board: means county court or board of county commissioners of the county. See Oregon Statutes 266.010
- Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
- Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
- District: means park and recreation district formed under this chapter. See Oregon Statutes 266.010
- District: means a metropolitan service district established under this chapter. See Oregon Statutes 268.020
- District board: means the governing body of a district. See Oregon Statutes 266.010
- District charter: means a home rule charter enacted by the electors of a district under section 14, Article XI, Oregon Constitution. See Oregon Statutes 268.020
- 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.
- Facility: means a manufactured dwelling park or a marina. See Oregon Statutes 90.100
- 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.
- Landlord: includes a person who is authorized by the owner, lessor or sublessor to manage the premises or to enter into a rental agreement. See Oregon Statutes 90.100
- Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
- Manufactured dwelling: includes an accessory building or structure. See Oregon Statutes 90.100
- Metropolitan significance: means having major or significant district-wide impact. See Oregon Statutes 268.020
- Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
- Person: includes individuals, corporations, associations, firms, partnerships, limited liability companies and joint stock companies. See Oregon Statutes 174.100
- Person: means a public body as defined in ORS 174. See Oregon Statutes 268.020
- Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
- Rent: means any payment to be made to the landlord under the rental agreement, periodic or otherwise, in exchange for the right of a tenant and any permitted pet to occupy a dwelling unit to the exclusion of others and to use the premises. See Oregon Statutes 90.100
- Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
- State Treasury: includes those financial assets the lawful custody of which are vested in the State Treasurer and the office of the State Treasurer relating to the custody of those financial assets. 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