Administrator: includes "executor" when the subject matter justifies the use. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
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.
Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
City: means a municipality that is classified by population as a city of the first class, a city of the second class, a city of the third class, a city of the fourth class, or a city of the fifth class, under Section 10-2-301. See Utah Code 10-1-104
Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
Controlling interest: means that one or more governmental entities collectively represent a majority of the board's voting power as outlined in the nonprofit corporation's governing documents. See Utah Code 11-13a-102
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.
Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
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.
Governing body: means collectively the legislative body and the executive of any municipality. See Utah Code 10-1-104
Governmental entity: means the state, a county, a municipality, a local district, a special service district, a school district, a state institution of higher education, or any other political subdivision or administrative unit of the state. See Utah Code 11-13a-102
Governmental nonprofit corporation: means :
a nonprofit corporation that is wholly owned or wholly controlled by one or more governmental entities, unless the nonprofit corporation receives no operating funding or other financial support from any governmental entity; or
a nonprofit corporation in which one or more governmental entities exercise a controlling interest and:
that exercises taxing authority;
that imposes a mandatory fee for association or participation with the nonprofit corporation where that association or participation is mandated by law; or
that receives a majority of the nonprofit corporation's operating funding from one or more governmental entities under the nonprofit corporation's governing documents , except where voluntary membership fees, dues, or assessments compose the operating funding. See Utah Code 11-13a-102
Impairment: is a purely medical condition reflecting an anatomical or functional abnormality or loss. See Utah Code 34A-2-102
Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
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.
Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
Lineal descendant: Direct descendant of the same ancestors.
Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
Order: means an action of the commission that determines the legal rights, duties, privileges, immunities, or other interests of one or more specific persons, but not a class of persons. See Utah Code 34A-2-102
Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, organization, association, trust, governmental agency, or any other legal entity. See Utah Code 10-1-104
Personal injury by accident arising out of and in the course of employment: includes an injury caused by the willful act of a third person directed against an employee because of the employee's employment. See Utah Code 34A-2-102
Process: means a writ or summons issued in the course of a judicial proceeding. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5