Chapter 2

Chapter 2 - Chapter 2 STUDY QUESTIONS 1. If a corporation...

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Chapter 2 S TUDY Q UESTIONS 1. If a corporation is incorporated in Delaware, has its main office in New York, and does business in California, but its president lives in Connecticut, in which state(s) can it be sued? The corporation could be sued in California Delaware, and New York, because the corporation does its business in California which involves placing business into the “stream of commerce” with the intent of business to be done in the state. A corporation is under personal jurisdiction in the stae in which it is incorporated, has its principal office, and is doing business. Even though the president lives in Connecticut, there are not enough sufficient contacts within any one state to allow any courts in these states to exercise jurisdiction over the corporation. 2. What is the difference between a court of general jurisdiction and a court of limited jurisdiction? General jurisdiction exists when a court can hear cases involving a broad array of issues. Trial courts that have general jurisdiction as to subject matter may be called county, district, superior, or circuit courts. State trial courts of general jurisdiction have jurisdiction over a wide variety of subjects, including both civil disputes and criminal prosecutions. Limited jurisdiction exists when a court is limited to a specific subject matter, such as probate or divorce. Courts of limited jurisdiction as to subject matter are often called special inferior trial courts or minor judiciary courts. Small claims courts are inferior trial courts that heart only civil cases involving claims of less than a certain amount of money. Suits brought in small claims courts are generally conducted informally, and lawyers are not required. 3. What is the role of a court with appellate jurisdiction? Appellate jurisdiction exists with courts of appeal and review.
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