January_15th - Cost-Benefit Analysis Settlements Common...

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Civil Trial Courts Are Civil Trials Important in the Determination of Public  Policy? What is different between a civil trial and a criminal trial? Personal Injury  Domestic Relations Contract  Estate or Probate So Why Do People Go To Civil Courts? Remedies (damages, restitution, coercion, declaration)
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Participants in a Civil Case Typical Stages of the Processing of Civil Suits (pg. 210) 1. Filing of a Complaint by a Plaintiff 2. Serving of Process on the Defendant (Respondent) 3. Filing an Answer 4. Discovery (depositions, interrogatories, and discovery of materials) 5. Pretrial Conference and Orders 6. Trial 7. Verdict and Remedy 8. Post-Trial Motions 9. Compliance or Enforcement Key Terms:
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Default Judgment Summary Judgment Directed Verdict Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict Temporary Restraining Order Preliminary Injunction Out-Of-Court Settlement Consent Decree What are some of the disadvantages of litigation?
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Unformatted text preview: Cost-Benefit Analysis Settlements Common Alternatives to Litigation Formal vs. Informal Compliance Decisions What are Lawyers? How do you become one? What do they do? Where Do They Do It? The Lawyer/Client Relationship Clarence Thomas: Some Things to Think About: The Role of Parenthood and Justice Thomas’s attitude toward his parents The Role of Myers Anderson The Role of Poverty The Role of Religion Justice Thomas’s attitude toward Education versus his attitude toward the various institutions that provided him with his education Who were some of Justice Thomas’s other mentors/people whom he respected Your Reaction So Far: What would you like to ask Justice Thomas about his youth? Did anything surprise you?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course PLS 320 taught by Professor Snook during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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