Notes Business Law Sources of American Law
Sources of American Law
U.S. and State Constitutions.
Statutory Lawfederal, state and local.
Administrative regulations and decisions.
Case Law and Common Law Doctrines.
The Common Law Tradition
Notes Business Law Subject Matter Jurisdiction
Subject Matter Jurisdiction
This is a limitation on the types of cases a court can hear
usually determined by federal or state statutes.
Notes Business Law Litigation- Discovery
2nd Stage: Discovery
Discovery is the process by which parties obtain information from the opposing
party prior to trial.
Depositions & Interrogatories.
Requests for Admissions.
Requests for Production Of Docume
Notes Business Law Pleadings
The Answer is the Defendants response to the allegations stated in the Plaintiffs
In the Answer, the Defendant must specifically admit or deny each allegation in
Notes Business Law Finding Primary Sources of Law
Sources of Law
Finding Statutory Law.
United States Code (USC).
State Statutes (Texas).
Finding Administrative Law.
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
Finding Case Law
Notes Business Law Introduction
Natural Law view.
Legal Realism view.
Natural Law School
Assumes that law, rights and ethics are based on universal moral principals
inherent in natu
Notes Business Law Negotiation
Less than 10% of cases reach trial.
Negotiation is informal discussion of the parties, sometimes without
attorneys, where differences are aired with the goal of coming to a
meeting of the minds in resolving the
Notes Business Law Court Procedures
American and English court systems follow the adversarial system of
Each client is represented by an attorney although a client is allowed to
represent herself (called pro-se).
The American Cour