J11 MGT 401 - Types of Law

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Types of Law MGT 401 Prof. Salzman
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Common Law Judges – appellate court written decisions (opinions) Interpreting Constitution, statutes, and regulations Contract law, torts, agency law, and some  areas of employment law – predominantly  common law  2
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Common Law (cont.) Stare Decisis  – let the decision stand Following “ Precedent - Predictability - What about flexibility? Examples 3
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             Statutory Law Adopted by  Legislatures  – U.S. Congress,  State Legislature, Local legislative body Federal Process: 1.   Bill  is initiated by member(s) of Congress 2.  Committee 3.  Voted on by  House of Representatives  or  Senate 4.  If passes  both  House and Senate – to  President 5.  President may  sign  ( Bill  becomes a  Law ) or  veto  (Congress can  override  with 2/3 vote in  4
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Statutory Law (cont.) Bills proposed to: - address new issues – Examples? - overrule a court decision (unless a  Constitutional issue) - criminalize behavior - revise existing statutes to change, clarify,  fine tune or close loopholes 5
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Statutory Law (cont.) Product of  Compromise - Committees - Debate - Amendments - Conference Committee Statutory Interpretation : - Plain Meaning Rule - Legislative History – Intent? - Public Policy 6
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Administrative Law Administrative Agencies – the 4 th  Branch aka the “Bureaucracy” Federal or State Executive or Independent Power to regulate business 7
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Administrative Law (cont.) Enabling Legislation - creation, powers, responsibilities Administrative Procedure Act  amendments) - rules & regulations - meetings - investigations - hearings - information 8
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Administrative Rulemaking Rules & Regulations: - Legislative Rules - Interpretive Rules
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This note was uploaded on 08/15/2011 for the course MGT 401 taught by Professor Dalton during the Summer '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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