Chapter 3 - End of Litigation and Alternate Dispute Resolution

Chapter 3 - End of Litigation and Alternate Dispute Resolution

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End of Litigation and Alternate Dispute Resolution 1. Jurisdiction 1. Subject Matter Jurisdiction a. involves federal question (however state courts can always listen to disputes) b. diversity of citizenship i) from two different states ii) amount in controversy must exceed $75, 000 2. Territorial Jurisdiction a. Power of court to require a litigant to physically come to court (long-arm- jurisdiction) i) In Personam Jurisdiction a. court has power over person in question b. serves person with summons (pineapple express) ii) In rem Jurisdiction a. court has jurisdiction over property like a car iii) Quasi in rem Jurisdiction a. property have be subject matter, rare 2. Venue 1. Determines which court will hear case geographically 2. Determined by Statute a. Cases with too much plublicity can be moved b. Forum nonconvenus – case moved to court most convenient for everyone i) Civil Cases- anywhere company does business ii) Criminal – where crime occurred 3. Basic Trial Procedures
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