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Unformatted text preview: Judicial-common law (from England), the cases that came before, the general idea is that things should be fair, via precedents. Stare Decisis ( let the decision stand) is the common doctrine that common law must follow. Statutes are strictly general and broad. Every statute has grey areas which are decided on by the courts when presented with the problem. Where no precedent they may use analogies or common sense. Equity (equality or fairness) courts came along after the monetary relief just did not cut it anymore. If in an equity court your neighbor must put up a fence or keep them out of your yard rather than get money for your loses. Eventually the equity court was absorbed into the one. Federal System Each state reflects the federal structure of government. Each state has a constitution as well as the Federal Constitution. Agencies are...
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- Spring '08
- Business Law