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9/29/2010 The cast o Plaintiff: Accuser o Defendant: The person being accussed o Jury: Group hearing the arguments Types of cases o Criminal case Involves a violation of statutes intended to protect the public (murder) o Civil case One individual toward another (car accident, suing) Bringing a case o Class action suit A law suit in which the plaintiff is a group of individuals who have suffered a common injury (acutane) o Standing The requirement est. that for a plaintiff to bring a case to court, he or she must have suffered a well-defined injury that is a result of violation of the civil code. Ripeness Doctrine o Principle by which the courts will only accept cases where the actual harm has already taken place (police man has to wait for the bank robber to rob before he sues) Plea Bargain o An agreement between the prosecution and the defendant in a criminal case through which the parties agree to specified crime and punishment Common and Public Laws o Common
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