October 2, 2014-Business Law
The Foreign Corrupt Practice Act
Makes it illegal for American companies, or their officers, directors, agents, or
employees, to bribe a foreign official, a foreign political party official, or a
candidate for foreign politi
September 16, 2014-Business Law
Two types of legal systems
Common law legal system
Created by the British
Wanted similar law over all of their colonies (precedent)
Stare Decisis-to stand on cases, let decision stand
Setting precedent for future, s
Federal Court Systems
Will be on exam: US Supreme Court, US Circuit Court of Appeals, District Court
See chart in powerpoint
Florida State Court Systems
Florida Supreme Court (appellate court) (writ of certiorari)
District Court (appellate court) (from ci
September 4, 2014-biz law
Presumption of constitutionality
Burden of proof is on the challenger
When the court looks at a law, its presumed to be constitutional
Exception: when a law is unconstitutional on its face (really obvious)
September 11, 2014-Business Law
Business speech, advertising
Any speech a business uses to promote products or services
If its about politics, that is NOT commercial speech, its political speech
1972-has limited 1st amendment pro
Business Law-August 28th, 2014
Supreme court interprets the constitution-judicial review
Marbury vs. Madison
Legislature can do whatever they want but supreme court has to approve
Interpret it by when it was written, what it mean
August 26, 2014-Business Law
What is law? Rules and regulations the govt puts into play for our safety
Why do we follow them? Maintain relationships and regulates chaos; govern relationships
Why do we study law? So we know what were allowed to do and what
September 2, 2014-Business law
Review: freedom of speech includes political speech and what we wear, but not obscenities
5 protected classes under the constitution:
Ethnicity (ex: Jewish)
Race (ex: black)
National origin (ex: Bri
Court of Appeals of Washington,
STATE of Washington, Appellant,
Jacob Sterling HOUVENER, Respondent.
June 26, 2008.
Background: Defendant, a university student charged with residential burglary, filed motion to suppress.
Court of Appeal, Sixth District, California.
The PEOPLE, Petitioner,
The SUPERIOR COURT of Santa Clara County, Respondent;
Christopher Eugene Walker, Real Party in Interest.
Oct. 11, 2006.
Background: University student was charged with po
A. What they are
1. Organic crops are crops that are grown without the use of irradiation, sewage sludge,
synthetic fertilizers and prohibited pesticides. Genetically modified organisms are not
considered organic and are not used to produce organi
Read the article File Sharing: What You Should Know
http:/cs.utsi.edu/FileSharing.pdf and answer the following questions:
What is file sharing?
File sharing is the act of sharing files such as MP3 songs over the internet or by
other means. Mo
Supreme Court of the United States
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC., et al., Petitioners,
GROKSTER, LTD., et al.
Argued March 29, 2005.
Decided June 27, 2005.
Background: Copyright holders including songwriters, music publishers, and motion
September 30, 2014-Business Law
U.S. Criminal Law System
Burden of proof is on the govt
Accused must be found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt
Person charged is presumed innocent until proven guilty
In most systems, person is presumed guilty unles