mid-term 1 defenitions

mid-term 1 defenitions - Case law rules of law announced in...

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Case law- rules of law announced in court decisions. Civil law- law dealing with enforcement of private/public rights Court of equity- court deciding according to rules, principles, and precedents of equity. Court of law- court which you are granted things of value, usually money. Criminal law- law that defines and governs actions that constitute crimes. Equitable maxims- general prepositions or principles of law that have to do with fairness. Law- body of enforceable rules governing relationships among individuals and society. Plaintiff- one who initiated a lawsuit. Precedent- court decision that furnishes an example/authority in a previous similar case. Remedy at law- remedy available in a court of law. Remedy in equity- remedy allowed in situations where remedies at law is inappropriate. Stare decisis- judges are obligated to follow the precedents established. Statute of limitations- setting the max time period during which a certain action can be brought or certain rights enforced. Statutory law- law enacted by legislature. Arbitration- third party renders a decision. Diversity of citizenship- citizen of different states, countries. Amount in controversy
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This note was uploaded on 08/25/2008 for the course BLAW 200 taught by Professor Cost during the Spring '08 term at Hawaii.

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