Chapter 1 Notes - 2

Chapter 1 Notes - 2 - Civil law deals with the definition...

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Chapter 1 Equitable Remedies and Courts of Equity Remedy – the relief given to an innocent party to enforce a right or compensate for the violation of a right Courts of law (monetary remedy) and Courts of equity (action remedy) have largely been combined Equitable principles and maxims – general propositions or principles of law that have to do with fairness (equity) Classifications of law Substantive law – law that defines, describes, regulates, and creates legal rights and obligations Procedural law – law that establishes the methods of enforcing the rights established by substantive law Cyberlaw – informal term to refer to laws governing electronic communications
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Unformatted text preview: Civil law deals with the definition and enforcement of all private or public rights, as opposed to criminal matters Criminal law defines and governs actions that constitute crimes National law law that pertains to a particular nation International law law that governments relations among nations Law Citations 365 U.S. 452 (1984): Volume # Court Page # Date Trial Appellate Court of last resort Criminal Law ($, Equity): Small claims, Special Civil Part, Landlord/Tenant, Municipal Chancery (Non-monetary Relief): Child support, restraining order, divorce, will interpretation Note: No jury...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2012 for the course LAW LAW taught by Professor Ricks during the Spring '09 term at Rutgers.

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