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Criminal Law; Civil Law Laws
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Set of rules that govern the conduct of members of society by action or inaction. Two bodies of law include ____ (jail time) and ____ (damages).
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Compensatory Damages Compensatory, Nominal, and Punitive
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Three types of damages: i.e. damages include paying for your medical bills
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Punitive Damages Nominal Damages
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Give the verdict to the injured party, but not as much as they asked for ($1). Punish a wrongdoer for something that could have been prevented.
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Punitive Damages Subpoena
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Nobody can escape its power (even Bill Clinton). i.e. fast food chain knew they make their coffee too hot but don’t admit it, creating a $54 million verdict (could be anything)
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Procedural Law Private; Public
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In ____ law, two people can sue each other while in ____ law, the government sues you or you sue the government. Tells lawyers and the court how a case can go forward (steps to take).
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Substantive Law Substantive Law
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Essence of the case, including definitions (i.e. murder is premeditation).
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