Part 1 General Provisions 20-6-101 – 20-6-103
Part 2 Declarations 20-6-201 – 20-6-202
Part 3 Defensive Pleas 20-6-306
Part 4 Setoff 20-6-401 – 20-6-403

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 20 > Chapter 6 - Pleadings

  • CMRS: means commercial mobile radio service under §. See Tennessee Code 7-86-103
  • 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
  • Communications service: means a service that:

    1. Is capable of contacting and has been enabled to contact a public safety answering point (PSAP) via a 911 network by entering or dialing the digits 911. See Tennessee Code 7-86-103
    2. Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
    3. 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.
    4. Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
    5. County mayor: means and includes "county executive" unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    6. Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
    7. Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
    8. Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
    9. District: means any emergency communications district created pursuant to this part. See Tennessee Code 7-86-103
    10. Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
    11. Federal communications commission order: means the Order of the Federal Communications Commission, FCC Docket 94-102, adopted on June 12, 1996, and released on July 26, 1996, and any subsequent amendments, and includes other federal communications commission rules and orders relating to CMRS providers, CMRS, and wireless enhanced 911 service. See Tennessee Code 7-86-103
    12. Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
    13. IP-enabled services: means services and applications making use of Internet protocol (IP) including, but not limited to, voice over IP and other services and applications provided through wireline, cable, wireless, and satellite facilities, and any other facility that may be provided in the future through platforms that may not be deployable at present, that are capable of connecting users dialing or entering the digits 911 to public safety answering points (PSAPs). See Tennessee Code 7-86-103
    14. 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.
    15. Metropolitan government: means the political entity created by consolidation of all, or substantially all, of the political and corporate functions of a county and a city or cities. See Tennessee Code 7-1-101
    16. Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    17. Non-wireline service: means any service provided by any person, corporation or entity, other than a service supplier as defined in this part, that connects a user dialing or entering the digits 911 to a PSAP, including, but not limited to, commercial mobile radio service and IP-enabled services. See Tennessee Code 7-86-103
    18. Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
    19. Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    20. Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
    21. 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.
    22. Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
    23. Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    24. PSAP: means a facility that has been designated to receive 911 phone calls and route them to emergency services personnel pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 7-86-103
    25. Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
    26. Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in a perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    27. Representative: when applied to those who represent a decedent, includes executors and administrators, unless the context implies heirs and distributees. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    28. Service supplier: means any person, corporation or entity providing exchange telephone service to any service user. See Tennessee Code 7-86-103
    29. Service user: means any person, corporation or entity that is provided 911 service. See Tennessee Code 7-86-103
    30. 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.
    31. 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
    32. Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
    33. Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
    34. Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
    35. Wireless telecommunications service: means commercial mobile radio service as defined by 47 C. See Tennessee Code 7-86-103
    36. Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
    37. Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105