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Unformatted text preview: Week 1 Substantive: rights of parties Procedural: process for settling disputes (rules) Circuit court is general jurisdiction in VA Courts must have subject matter (hear type of claim being asserted) and personal jurisdiction (power over the person or property). Administrative law: law passed by agencies Week 2 VA is in the south eastern reporter Statute of limitation- how long you have to file when you are injured. Discovery interrogatories: written question which must be answered under penalty of perjury Subpoena duces tectum: request to produce records If someone files for summary judgment you can submit an affidavit (sworn statement) Challenge for the cause- eliminating a witness because they show bias (if not granted have 3 preemptory challenges) Cases open and close with the plaintiff Case in chief narrows what we will dispute Mediation-fastest ADR Protective order-limit discovery Directed verdict: failed to prove some aspect of the case Chapter 6 Unintentional torts include negligence and strict liability...
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