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AEM 3200; NBA 5600 Business Law I Fall, 2009 TOPIC OUTLINE LAW AND THE AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM I. Introduction - What is law? [Text at 1-15; 100-135] II. What forms does law take? A. Law v. equity. B. Substantive v. procedural law. C. Criminal v. civil law. III. Business and ethics. [Text at 16-39] A. Business ethics and social responsibility. B. Relationship between law and ethics. IV. Sources of law. A. Natural law. B. Developed law. 1. Common law [ Trombetta ]. 2. Enacted law. C. Changing existing law [ Gallagher , Blowers, Thyroff ]. V. American judicial system. [Text at 40-99] A. Introduction. 1. Jurisdiction [ Fischbarg ]. 2. Standing. 3. Preemption. B. Federal court system. C. New York state court system. D. Alternative dispute resolution. VI. Procedure in a typical case. A. Before a lawsuit is filed. B. Initiating litigation. C. Pre-trial activity. 1. Discovery. 2. Pre-trial motions. D. Trial. 1. Voir dire. 2. Opening statement. 3. Plaintiff's case. 4. Defendant's case. 5. Summation. 6. Jury Charge. 7. Verdict. 8. Post-trial motions. E. Judgment and appeal procedure. VII. Overview of tort law. A. Intentional torts. [Text at 202-235] B. Unintentional torts. [Text at 236-259] 1. Negligence [ K.M., Cole ].
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2. Strict liability. C. Business torts. CONTRACTS I. Introduction. [Text at 342-359] A. Definitions. B. Requirements for a valid contract. C. Terms. D. Types of contracts. 1. Unilateral v. bilateral. 2. Express v. implied. 3.
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