SBoyer-DescribingTermsAssignment-Unit 1

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Running head: DESCRIBING TERMS ASSIGNMENT-UNIT1 1 Describing Terms Assignment – Unit #1 Sandi Boyer Kaplan University-Online Business Law LS311 August 7, 2011 Common Law Common law is a set of rules for everyone to abide by. The rules were first set up in England and then became a part of the United States’. The common law rules were used by judges when they had any cases that were similar, it would allow them to be
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Running head: DESCRIBING TERMS ASSIGNMENT-UNIT1 2 consistent in their decision making. If the judge were to decide different than the common law rule, a new law would then be made. An example of common law decision would be a dispute between neighbors over a tree or object that was damaged; the judge would be capable of making common law decisions regarding disputes like this. Jurisdiction Jurisdiction is an area where a court or courts have the power to apply the law. In Pueblo, Colorado the Sheriff’s department only has jurisdiction in Pueblo County, the
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