§ 19.110.010 Legislative declaration
§ 19.110.020 Definitions
§ 19.110.030 Sale or lease of business opportunity — Offer to sell or lease business opportunity — Occurrence in Washington
§ 19.110.040 Application of chapter
§ 19.110.050 Persons proposing to sell or lease business opportunity — Registration required — Application — Renewal — Denial, suspension, or revocation of registration
§ 19.110.060 Registration fees
§ 19.110.070 Disclosure document required — Contents
§ 19.110.075 Business opportunity fraud — Penalties
§ 19.110.080 Disclosure document — Director authorized to accept alternative
§ 19.110.090 Persons proposing to sell or lease business opportunity — Service of process
§ 19.110.100 Seller to provide surety bond or trust account — Action by state or injured person — Damages
§ 19.110.110 Business opportunity contract — Content — Cancellation period
§ 19.110.120 Unlawful acts
§ 19.110.130 Liability of seller for violation of chapter — Remedies — Damages
§ 19.110.140 Director authorized to investigate violations — Authority to subpoena witnesses or require production of documents
§ 19.110.143 Subpoena authority — Application — Contents — Notice — Fees
§ 19.110.150 Order to cease and desist — Hearing — Notice
§ 19.110.160 Actions by attorney general or prosecuting attorney to enjoin violations — Injunction — Appointment of receiver or conservator — Civil penalties
§ 19.110.170 Violations constitute unfair practice
§ 19.110.180 Authority of director to issue rules, forms, orders, interpretive opinions
§ 19.110.190 Appointment of administrator — Delegation of powers
§ 19.110.900 Chapter cumulative and nonexclusive
§ 19.110.910 Short title
§ 19.110.930 Effective date — 1981 c 155

Terms Used In Washington Code > Chapter 19.110 - Business opportunity fraud act

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • 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.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • 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.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: may be construed to include the United States, this state, or any state or territory, or any public or private corporation or limited liability company, as well as an individual. See Washington Code 1.16.080
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.