acct 324 class 2

acct 324 class 2 - 1/18/2012 US legal State System Federal...

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1/18/2012 US legal State System Federal court system 54 state commonwealth jurisdictions (state courts) In SC, our highest court is supreme court Two types of jurisdiction Personal jurisdiction - can that particular court cause me to come defend myself or can I go to that court as the plaintiff and sue somebody does this court have jurisdiction over Ex) if a car accident happens and one guy is from cola and one guy is from north Carolina, the court system that will take care of this is south Carolina because the accident happened in Columbia Suppose you have a bed and breakfast in South Carolina, great reputation only by word of mouth. So a couple from Washington hears about the bed and breakfast and book a room at the bed and breakfast. While they are there they walk out to the porch and fall through the porch and injure themselves. So when the couple tries to sue the owner they have to sue in South Carolina because that’s where the bed and breakfast is. Ihram jurisdiction- jurisdiction over the property (real estate); wherever the real estate
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