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September 9 - 2008-10-01 September 9, 2008 Chapter 3 Two...

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05:19 September 9, 2008 Chapter 3 Two court systems: Federal and State Federal Courts: District/Trial Court     Lose case—can as for a motion of a  new trial  to that judge (vary rare) not the  same thing as an appeal! Appellate Courts     —never tries a case!! (sees no witness. .etc); simply reviews the  trial court actions for mistakes—reviews the record to see if it should stand or be  reversed. They can  affirm —let the decision stand from trial court They can  reverse —flip the decision of the trial court They can  remand —send back to trial court They can  modify —change the details of the decision 5 th  Circuit Court of Appeal appeal is heard by 3 judges Majority vote- need at least 2 judges  Could have third judge disagree and they write a  descending opinion Lose trial court and court of appeal you can then ask for a  rehearing United States Supreme Court    
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Another type of appeal court; going up for a review 9 justices Can have a 5-4 opinion Only need 5 to win State Courts: Louisiana State Courts     —divided into 5 circuits Every Parish has a  District Court —where cases are tried  Courts of Appeal  for all 5 circuits—go to the court in which circuit you are in 3 judge panel One Louisiana  Supreme Court 7 justices Jurisdiction—  authority of a court to hear a case Concurrent jurisdiction - can go to either federal or state jurisdiction Minimal Contact- must have some kind of contact in that state during altercation  for that state to have jurisdiction over you Active website- state has jurisdiction Passive website- state has no jurisdiction Subject matter jurisdiction In Personam In Rem  (ask Madison)??
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Diversity of Jurisdiction —takes case out of state and sends it to federal Venue— more appropriate geography location to try a case Appeal a case for  venue  in order for case to be tried in the court, where the  accident happened, not the court where the plaintiff made the complaint
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This note was uploaded on 10/01/2008 for the course BLAW 3201 taught by Professor Fry during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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September 9 - 2008-10-01 September 9, 2008 Chapter 3 Two...

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