BA621-L1A7 - February 1 2010 BA621 Business Law Lesson#1 Assignment#7 Using your critical thinking skills to answer the following questions(from

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February 1, 2010 – May 21, 2010 BA621 Business Law Lesson #1 Assignment #7 Using your critical thinking skills to answer the following questions (from page 37 of your text) as you read this chapter will help you understand how our legal system operates. 1) Critical thinkers recognize that ambiguous words - words that have multiple possible meanings - can cause confusion. Sam boldly asserts that the court of common pleas has jurisdiction on Jones v. Smith, while Clara asserts equally strongly that the court of common pleas does not have jurisdiction over the case. Clue: Is it possible for a court to have one type of jurisdiction and not another? One possibility is that they are talking about different types of jurisdiction. Sam may be talking about in personam jurisdiction (over the legal rights), whereas Clara may be talking about subject matter jurisdiction (over a particular type of case, predetermined by the Constitution). States can have several courts that have in personam jurisdiction but differ in subject matter jurisdiction—such as small claims courts or divorce courts. Thus they could
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2010 for the course BA LMA01 taught by Professor Weinstein during the Spring '10 term at Antelope Valley College.

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BA621-L1A7 - February 1 2010 BA621 Business Law Lesson#1 Assignment#7 Using your critical thinking skills to answer the following questions(from

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