Chapter 2 study questions

Chapter 2 study questions - decided by the state courts. 6....

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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? Delaware, New York, and California 2. What is the difference between a court of general jurisdiction and a court of limited jurisdiction? A court of general jurisdiction can decide virtually any type of case, while a court of limited jurisdiction can only hear certain types of cases. 3. What is the role of a court with appellate jurisdiction? Courts that hear appeals from trial courts look at questions of law (what law governs the dispute) but not questions of fact (the facts about what occurred in the case). 4. When may a federal court hear a case? A federal court may hear a case when the case involves the Constitution, treaties, or a federal law. 5. When may the United States Supreme Court hear a case? The U.S. Supreme Court may review cases decided by any of the federal courts of appeals; it also has authority over some cases
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Unformatted text preview: decided by the state courts. 6. When may a court exercise jurisdiction over a party whose only connection to the jurisdiction is via the Internet? When the amount of business the party conducts over the internet with parties within the courts area is sufficient. 7. How does the process of negotiation work? In negotiation, parties come together informally to try to resolve their differences without involving third parties. 8. What is the principal difference between negotiation and mediation? A third party is present in mediation who proposes solutions to the problem; there is no third party in a negotiation. 9. What is arbitration? Arbitration involves a third party- an arbitrator- who decides the dispute. The decision may be legally binding if the parties agree. 10. What kinds of disputes may be subject to arbitration? Employment contracts, virtually any commercial matter...
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