§ 20-13-101 Power to prosecute suits
§ 20-13-102 Actions against state prohibited
§ 20-13-103 Compromise and settlement of litigation
§ 20-13-104 Order for deposit in treasury
§ 20-13-105 Appeal from deposit order
§ 20-13-106 Safekeeping of deposited securities
§ 20-13-107 Return of deposited property
§ 20-13-108 Methods of deposit and withdrawal
§ 20-13-109 Tax recovery by other states
§ 20-13-110 Venue for real property lien action against state

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 20 > Chapter 13

  • 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.
  • appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • chambers: A judge's office.
  • Code: includes the Tennessee Code and all amendments and revisions to the code and all additions and supplements to the code. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • 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.
  • litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • real property: include lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • 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: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105