Final Review Study Guide

Final Review Study Guide - Final Review 07/04/2011 12:25:00

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Final Review 07/04/2011 12:25:00 FINAL REVIEW OUTLINE Sources of Law Statutory law - codified law o federal statues o state statues o local statues- ordinances constitution o federal o state Administrative law o Federal and state agencies Case Law - published by judges o Doctrine of Stare Decisis- Court decisions become precedent for future cases. Supremacy Clause of the US Constitution o always win against any other law. Remedies Equitable  3 Injunction - order form the court to stop doing something specific performance - most often in real estate cases; not in personal services contracts. Something of spe- cial value that can’t be paid in money
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Recession and restitution - cancel contract and return parties to where they were. CIRCUMSTANCES can you get equitable remedy o When (remedy at law) money isn’t enough to remedy the injury that has been done to you, you can  ask for an equitable remedy Remedies at law- compensation Jurisdiction Federal how you do get here? o Concurrent Jurisdiction w/ state courts Federal question jurisdiction Diversity jurisdiction (limited) resident of different states more $75,000 in controversy o Exclusive jurisdiction 5 specific federal questions that must go to federal court (exclusive) Bankruptcy Intellectual property Maritime law Suits against US govt Federal Crimes   State  Courts: exclusive jurisdiction
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o Family law o Probate o Every other question can go to either state or federal court- concurrent jurisdiction Personal Jurisdiction The idea of when a court can exercise jurisdiction over its own residents- both residents reside within jurisdic- tion of the court. You reside within court in rem jurisdiction - you own property within the jurisdiction of court Long Arm Statute:  For out of state person o are there  sufficient minimum contacts  for court to exercise jurisdiction?  Corporations- where does personal jurisdiction apply? o residents of where they incorporate and their principal place of business Subject matter Jurisdiction Can this court hear this category of cases? General vs. limited jurisdiction Litigation - Pretrial Stages Pleadings o a summons and complaint  ( must have:) facts to prove jurisdiction facts to prove cause of action ask for remedy o Answer     - response to complaint
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answer allegations in complaint raise  affirmative defenses admitting, but there is a reason I committed this crime (ie, self defense). Blocks  plaintiffs claims make  counter claim - sue the person back if raised, plaintiff can file a  reply
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