§ 73.001 Elements of Libel
§ 73.002 Privileged Matters
§ 73.003 Mitigating Factors
§ 73.004 Liability of Broadcaster
§ 73.005 Truth a Defense
§ 73.006 Other Defenses

Terms Used In Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Chapter 73 > Subchapter A - General Provisions

  • 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.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.