§ 84.001 Name of Act
§ 84.002 Findings and Purposes
§ 84.003 Definitions
§ 84.004 Volunteer Liability
§ 84.005 Employee Liability
§ 84.006 Organization Liability
§ 84.0061 Organizational Liability for Transportation Services Provided to Certain Welfare Recipients
§ 84.0065 Organization Liability of Hospitals
§ 84.0066 Liability for Disclosing Sexual Misconduct
§ 84.007 Applicability
§ 84.008 Severability

Terms Used In Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Chapter 84

  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Effects: includes all personal property and all interest in that property. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • 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.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • 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.
  • 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.