§ 71.001 Definitions
§ 71.002 Cause of Action
§ 71.003 Application; Certain Conduct Excepted
§ 71.004 Benefitting From and Bringing Action
§ 71.005 Evidence Relating to Marital Status
§ 71.0055 Evidence of Pregnancy
§ 71.006 Effect of Felonious Act
§ 71.007 Ineffective Agreement
§ 71.008 Death of Defendant
§ 71.009 Exemplary Damages
§ 71.010 Award and Apportionment of Damages
§ 71.011 Damages Not Subject to Debts
§ 71.012 Qualification of Foreign Personal Representative

Terms Used In Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Chapter 71 > Subchapter A - Wrongful Death

  • Comptroller: means the state comptroller of public accounts. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Rule: includes regulation. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.