§ 98.001 Definition
§ 98.002 Liability
§ 98.0025 Shareholder and Member Liability
§ 98.003 Damages
§ 98.004 Cause of Action Cumulative
§ 98.005 Joint and Several Liability
§ 98.006 Liberal Construction and Application

Terms Used In Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Chapter 98

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Justice: when applied to a magistrate, means justice of the peace. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Succeeding: means immediately following. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.