Management 260 Midterm Study Guide

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Management 260 Midterm Study Guide Sources of Law Common Law-the body of law developed from custom or judicial decisions in  English and U.S. courts, not attributable to a legislature.  Statutory law (legislation)- laws enacted by legislative bodies at any level of  government, such as the statutes passed by congress or by state legislatures,  make up the body of law. Constitution Law-the federal government and the states have separate written  constitutions that set forth the general organization, powers, and limits of their  respective governments. Administrative Law- consists of rules, orders, and decisions of either the federal,  state, or local government agency established to perform a specific function. Adversary System- this system, the parties to a controversy develop and present  their arguments, gather and submit evidence, call and question witnesses, and,  within the confines of certain rules, control the process. Civil burden of proof (preponderance of the evidence)-Majority verdict *Criminal burden of proof (beyond a reasonable doubt)- burden on state, no  obligation of defendant to present evidence, unanimous verdict Remedies o Legal remedy-money o Equitable remedies- extraordinary, requires a court to do something.  Granted when the remedies at law are unavailable or inadequate. Specific performance Restraining order Injunction “Real case or controversy”- separating a case that does not have real substance  in it
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Jurisdiction-power of the court to take power over a situation, to control over the  parties Substantial minimum contacts- used in the  United States   law  of  civil procedure  to  determine when it is appropriate for a  court  in one  state  to assert  personal  jurisdiction  over a  defendant  from another state Long arm jurisdiction- a state statute that permits a state to exercise person  jurisdiction over nonresident defendants. A defendant must have certain  “minimum contacts” with that state for the statute to apply.  Reciprocity of laws- different states will recognize laws of other states Trial Court:  o Fact finding process o Evidence and testimony o Jury/judge decision o Creation of record Appellate court: o Court of review o No new evidence o Focus on errors of law o Reverse and remand for new trial if significant error Role of judge- over seer to make sure everything is happening properly Role of attorneys- Role of jury Levels of appeal Works the same on state and federal level o Appeals court (appeal of right) o Supreme court (discretionary based on significant case- factors; significant 
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