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PART 2. OF CIVIL ACTIONS [307 - 1062.20]

  ( Part 2 enacted 1872. )

TITLE 6.5. ATTACHMENT [481.010 - 493.060]

  ( Title 6.5 added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1516. )

CHAPTER 1. Words and Phrases Defined [481.010 - 481.225]
  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1516. )

481.010.
  

Unless the provision or context otherwise requires, the definitions in this chapter govern the construction of this title.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1516.)

481.020.
  

“Account debtor” means “account debtor” as defined in paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 9102 of the Commercial Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 991, Sec. 11.5. Effective January 1, 2000. Operative July 1, 2001, by Sec. 75 of Ch. 991.)

481.030.
  

“Account receivable” means “account” as defined in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 9102 of the Commercial Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 991, Sec. 12. Effective January 1, 2000. Operative July 1, 2001, by Sec. 75 of Ch. 991.)

481.040.
  

“Chattel paper” means “chattel paper” as defined in paragraph (11) of subdivision (a) of Section 9102 of the Commercial Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 991, Sec. 12.1. Effective January 1, 2000. Operative July 1, 2001, by Sec. 75 of Ch. 991.)

481.055.
  

“Costs” means costs and disbursements, including, but not limited to, statutory fees, charges, commissions, and expenses.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1198, Sec. 5. Operative July 1, 1983, by Sec. 70 of Ch. 1198.)

481.060.
  

“Complaint” includes a cross-complaint.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1516.)

481.070.
  

“Defendant” includes a cross-defendant.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1516.)

481.080.
  

“Deposit account” means “deposit account” as defined in paragraph (29) of subdivision (a) of Section 9102 of the Commercial Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 991, Sec. 12.2. Effective January 1, 2000. Operative July 1, 2001, by Sec. 75 of Ch. 991.)

481.090.
  

“Document of title” means “document” as defined in paragraph (30) of subdivision (a) of Section 9102 of the Commercial Code. A document of title is negotiable if it is negotiable within the meaning of Section 7104 of the Commercial Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 991, Sec. 12.3. Effective January 1, 2000. Operative July 1, 2001, by Sec. 75 of Ch. 991.)

481.100.
  

“Equipment” means tangible personal property in the possession of the defendant and used or bought for use primarily in the defendant’s trade, business, or profession if it is not included in the definitions of inventory or farm products.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1516.)

481.110.
  

“Farm products” means crops or livestock or supplies used or produced in farming operations or products of crops or livestock in their unmanufactured states (such as ginned cotton, wool clip, maple syrup, milk, and eggs), while in the possession of a defendant engaged in raising, fattening, grazing, or other farming operations. If tangible personal property is a farm product, it is neither equipment nor inventory.

(Amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1198, Sec. 8. Operative July 1, 1983, by Sec. 70 of Ch. 1198.)

481.113.
  

“Financial institution” means a state or national bank, state or federal savings and loan association or credit union, or like organization, and includes a corporation engaged in a safe deposit business.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1198, Sec. 9. Operative July 1, 1983, by Sec. 70 of Ch. 1198.)

481.115.
  

“General intangibles” means “general intangibles,” as defined in paragraph (42) of subdivision (a) of Section 9102 of the Commercial Code, consisting of rights to payment.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 991, Sec. 13. Effective January 1, 2000. Operative July 1, 2001, by Sec. 75 of Ch. 991.)

481.117.
  

“Instrument” means “instrument” as defined in paragraph (47) of subdivision (a) of Section 9102 of the Commercial Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 991, Sec. 13.1. Effective January 1, 2000. Operative July 1, 2001, by Sec. 75 of Ch. 991.)

481.120.
  

“Inventory” means tangible personal property in the possession of a defendant that (a) is held by the defendant for sale or lease or to be furnished under contracts of service or (b) is raw materials, work in process, or materials used or consumed in his trade, business, or profession. Inventory of a person is not to be classified as his equipment.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1516.)

481.140.
  

“Levying officer” means the sheriff or marshal who is directed to execute a writ or order issued under this title.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 872, Sec. 12. Effective January 1, 1997.)

481.170.
  

“Person” includes a natural person, a corporation, a partnership or other unincorporated association, a limited liability company, and a public entity.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1010, Sec. 58. Effective January 1, 1995.)

481.175.
  

“Personal property” includes both tangible and intangible personal property.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1198, Sec. 15. Operative July 1, 1983, by Sec. 70 of Ch. 1198.)

481.180.
  

“Plaintiff” means a person who files a complaint or cross-complaint.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1516.)

481.190.
  

A claim has “probable validity” where it is more likely than not that the plaintiff will obtain a judgment against the defendant on that claim.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1516.)

481.195.
  

“Property” includes real and personal property and any interest therein.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1198, Sec. 16. Operative July 1, 1983, by Sec. 70 of Ch. 1198.)

481.200.
  

“Public entity” includes the state, the Regents of the University of California, a county, a city, district, public authority, public agency, and any other political subdivision or public corporation in the state.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1516.)

481.203.
  

“Real property” includes any right in real property, including, but not limited to, a leasehold interest in real property.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1198, Sec. 17. Operative July 1, 1983, by Sec. 70 of Ch. 1198.)

481.205.
  

“Registered process server” means a person registered as a process server pursuant to Chapter 16 (commencing with Section 22350) of Division 8 of the Business and Professions Code.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1198, Sec. 18. Operative July 1, 1983, by Sec. 70 of Ch. 1198.)

481.207.
  

“Secured party” means “secured party” as defined in paragraph (73) of subdivision (a) of Section 9102 of the Commercial Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 531, Sec. 2. (AB 502) Effective January 1, 2014. Operative July 1, 2014, by Sec. 28 of Ch. 531.)

481.210.
  

“Security” means a “security” as defined by Section 8102 of the Commercial Code.

(Added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1516.)

481.220.
  

“Security agreement” means a “security agreement” as defined by paragraph (74) of subdivision (a) of Section 9102 of the Commercial Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 531, Sec. 3. (AB 502) Effective January 1, 2014. Operative July 1, 2014, by Sec. 28 of Ch. 531.)

481.223.
  

“Security interest” means “security interest” as defined in Section 1201 of the Commercial Code.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1198, Sec. 20. Operative July 1, 1983, by Sec. 70 of Ch. 1198.)

481.225.
  

“Tangible personal property” includes chattel paper, documents of title, instruments, securities, and money.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1198, Sec. 21. Operative July 1, 1983, by Sec. 70 of Ch. 1198.)

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