01.23.2008 LPP 255 Class # 3

01.23.2008 LPP 255 Class # 3 - LPP 255 Today’s Assignment...

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Unformatted text preview: LPP 255 Today’s Assignment - Chapter 2 pp. 30-37 - Problems 1, 6, 10 (at end of Ch. 2) Class Today: -Finish Ch. 1 (concepts/cases/problems) -Start Jurisdiction Jurisdiction What is it? Why is it important? Who decides if there is jurisdiction? Types of Jurisdiction Personal (or in personam) Subject Matter Federal Court Jurisdiction Subject Matter -Diversity of Citizenship ($75,000) Where is an individual a citizen? Where is a corporation a citizen? -Federal Question (substantiality) What constitutes a federal question? Personal Jurisdiction State Court Jurisdiction Subject Matter Jurisdiction – Every state has courts of general jurisdiction where any dispute can be heard (states also have courts of limited jurisdiction (probate, $ limits, etc)). Personal Jurisdiction – A state may assert personal jurisdiction over a defendant in any of 5 ways: Domicile What is domicile? Individual vs. Corporate? Presence What constitutes presence? Consent Express Implied Activities Statute Minimum Contacts***** Internet Issues Property When can jurisdiction be asserted over a defendant based upon property owned in a particular state? Venue Venue is concerned with the most appropriate location for the trial Generally, proper venue is where the injury/damages/focus of lawsuit occurred. Different rules in different states. Assignment for Next Class Prepare for Discussion the two jurisdictional problems posted on Blackboard under “Course Documents”. Read pp. 37- 63 ...
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This note was uploaded on 08/09/2009 for the course LAW 255 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Syracuse.

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01.23.2008 LPP 255 Class # 3 - LPP 255 Today’s Assignment...

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