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L293 (1/21/09) The Nature of Law Types and Sources of Las: Federal/State Laws o Constitutions Only regulate government action o Statutes School House Rock Video (How a Bill becomes a Law) Common Law o Case Law (judge made) Applies only when there is no applicable federal or state law o Gribben v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Why did we read this case? Example of how common is law applied Administrative Law o Example: United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste Rule Important Legal Doctrines o 1. Stare Decisis Doctrine of precedent applied in common law o 2. Equity Applied when legal remedies (i.e. money) are not enough to achieve fairness Example: injunction, specific performance o 3. Federal Supremacy/Priority Rules U.S. Constitution Federal Statutes State Constitutions State Statutes Administrative Regulations Classification of Law o Civil vs. Criminal o Substantive vs. Procedural
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course BUS 293 taught by Professor Brown during the Winter '09 term at Indiana.

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