§ 29-16-101 Power for internal improvements
§ 29-16-102 Incorporation of chapter into other laws
§ 29-16-103 Property of corporations
§ 29-16-104 Petition
§ 29-16-105 Notice of petition
§ 29-16-106 Parties defendant
§ 29-16-108 Constitution of jury
§ 29-16-109 Qualifications of jurors
§ 29-16-110 Substitution of jurors
§ 29-16-111 Notice of inquest
§ 29-16-112 Swearing of jury
§ 29-16-113 Investigation by jury
§ 29-16-115 Return of jury’s report
§ 29-16-116 Confirmation of report
§ 29-16-117 Setting aside report
§ 29-16-118 Appeal
§ 29-16-119 Costs on appeal
§ 29-16-120 Operations pending appeal
§ 29-16-121 Preliminary surveys
§ 29-16-122 Prerequisites to occupation
§ 29-16-123 Action initiated by owner
§ 29-16-124 Limitation of owners’ actions
§ 29-16-125 Compensation of jurors – Limitation on compulsive service
§ 29-16-126 Hospitals – Eminent domain powers
§ 29-16-201 Determining appraised value of property damaged by governmental entity
§ 29-16-202 Writ of inquiry of damages
§ 29-16-203 Elements of damages

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 29 > Chapter 16 - Eminent Domain

  • Administrator: means :
    (A) An individual, either employed by, or contracted with, the sponsor or the plan to provide administrative services on behalf of the plan. See Tennessee Code 8-27-901
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appointing authority: means a commissioner, department, officer or agency having power to make appointments to, and separations from, positions in state service. See Tennessee Code 8-30-103
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney general: means the attorney general and reporter and any assistant thereto by whatever name known, any district attorney general and any assistant thereto by whatever name called, and any officer or full-time employee of the general assembly or any committee thereof established by statute, who is duly licensed to practice law in Tennessee, whose duty it is to provide facilities for drafting bills or to assist individual legislators in drafting bills or who renders legal advice and services to the members of the general assembly or committees thereof. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • board: means the board provided for in part 3 of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • 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
  • Commissioner: refers to the commissioner of human resources appointed under §. See Tennessee Code 8-30-103
  • Commissioner: means any person in office as a member of the public service commission, as prescribed by title 65, chapter 1, prior to June 30, 1996. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • 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 mayor: means and includes "county executive" unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Days: means calendar days, unless otherwise noted. See Tennessee Code 8-27-901
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: refers to the department of human resources pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 8-30-103
  • Department: means the department of health. See Tennessee Code 68-55-501
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • disabled: means the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than twelve (12) months. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • Employer: means :
    (A) The state or any department, commission, institution, board or agency of the state government by which a member is paid, with respect to members in its employ. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • 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.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Health care provider: means a Tennessee licensed medical doctor (M. See Tennessee Code 68-55-501
  • 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.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Insured: means any individual, other than the primary insured, who receives benefits under the plan. See Tennessee Code 8-27-901
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • 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.
  • Lands: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • 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.
  • Member: means any person included in the membership of the retirement system, as provided in chapter 35, part 1 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Person: means any individual or governmental entity, corporation, association, organization, nonprofit institution or other entity or such entities' representatives. See Tennessee Code 68-55-501
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Plain language: means writing designed to ensure the reader understands the meaning of the passage as quickly, easily, and completely as possible, avoiding verbose, convoluted language, and jargon. See Tennessee Code 8-27-901
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • plan: includes those to which the primary insured pays to the plan a nominal fee for the primary insured and any insureds whose relationship to the primary insured allows them to receive benefits under the plan. See Tennessee Code 8-27-901
  • Plan document: means a document by which a plan is established and operated. See Tennessee Code 8-27-901
  • Plan participant: means either a primary insured or insured. See Tennessee Code 8-27-901
  • post-employment benefits: means non-pension benefits paid on behalf of former state employees, former state employees' beneficiaries, authorized local education agency employees or the authorized local education agency employees' beneficiaries after separation from service. See Tennessee Code 8-27-801
  • Preferred service: means all offices and positions of employment in the state service that have been placed under the preferred service provisions of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 8-30-103
  • Primary insured: means the individual employed by, or contracted with, the sponsor and to whom, based on the individual's status as an employee or contractor, the plan provides benefits. See Tennessee Code 8-27-901
  • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Reimbursement interest: means the plan's right of recovery of benefit amounts paid by the plan on behalf of the plan participant from the participant's recovery from a third-party tortfeasor arising from the injury or illness of the plan participant caused by such tortfeasor. See Tennessee Code 8-27-901
  • 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).
  • 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
  • Retirement: means withdrawal from membership with a retirement allowance granted under chapters 34-37 of this title. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • Retirement allowance: means the sum of the member annuity and the state annuity. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • Retirement system: means the Tennessee consolidated retirement system as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • Road: includes public bridges and may be held equivalent to the words "county way" "county road" or "state road". See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • RSRI: means a form drafted by the plan in plain language and included in the SPD that the plan participant, their attorney, or other party in interest, may use to request that the plan provides notice of its subrogation or reimbursement interest. See Tennessee Code 8-27-901
  • Service: means service as a general employee, a teacher, a state police officer, a wildlife officer, a firefighter, a police officer, a state judge, a county judge, an attorney general, a commissioner or a county official which is paid for by an employer, and also includes service for which a former member of the general assembly is entitled to under former §. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • 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.
  • Settlement: means an agreement reached between a plan participant and the plan, or between the plan participant and a third-party tortfeasor or the third-party insurer, or both. See Tennessee Code 8-27-901
  • signed: includes a mark, the name being written near the mark and witnessed, or any other symbol or methodology executed or adopted by a party with intention to authenticate a writing or record, regardless of being witnessed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • SMM: means a summary of any material amendment to the plan adopted by the sponsor, including, but not limited to, changes in deductibles, co-pays, and eligibility requirements. See Tennessee Code 8-27-901
  • SPD: means a summary of the plan document, which may or may not be part of the plan document. See Tennessee Code 8-27-901
  • Sponsor: means a county, municipality, municipal corporation, or special school district in this state that establishes and funds a plan. See Tennessee Code 8-27-901
  • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 8-34-101
  • 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
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subrogation interest: means the right to recovery that the plan has in any litigation or settlement arising from the injury or illness of a plan participant caused by a third-party tortfeasor. See Tennessee Code 8-27-901
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • third party: means a person or entity that contracts with either the plan or the third-party administrator to provide payment for claims of healthcare items or services for plan participants. See Tennessee Code 8-27-901
  • Third-party insurer: means an insurer that provides insurance coverage to a third-party tortfeasor, regardless of whether the coverage is personal or commercial, including, but not limited to, automobile, income replacement, premises liability, home owners, umbrella, group life, health, workers compensation, hospitalization, and disability. See Tennessee Code 8-27-901
  • Third-party tortfeasor: means an individual or entity who commits a tort against a plan participant that causes a plan participant to require medical treatment for which the plan makes payments to a provider of medical services for the benefit, or on behalf, of the plan participant. See Tennessee Code 8-27-901
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • TPA: means an organization with which the plan contracts to process claims or manage certain other aspects of the plan, including, but not limited to, customer service, plan design, benefits notification, subrogation services, general plan administration, and appeals review. See Tennessee Code 8-27-901
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustees: means the four (4) trustees designated in §. See Tennessee Code 8-27-801
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • 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
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • youth athletic activity: means an athletic activity organized by a city, county, business or nonprofit organization where the majority of the participants are under eighteen (18) years of age, and are engaging in an organized athletic game or competition against another team, club or entity or in practice or preparation for an organized game or competition against another team, club or entity. See Tennessee Code 68-55-501