L201 Class 3 Filled in Notes
Jurisdiction is the power, right, or authority of a court to hear a case and determine and
apply the law.
1. Jurisdiction is set by law and is limited as to territory and type of case.
a. Example: For example you cant take a c
L201 Class 6Torts
1. Res Ipsa Loquitur
a. When youre having trouble proving
b. The doctrine res ipsa loquitor, the thing speaks for itself, allows a plaintiff to
point to the fact of the accident and create an inference that, even without a
L201 Class 5Torts
Conclusion of Intentional Torts
1. Commercial Appropriation of Name or Likeness
a. Liability for invasion of privacy can exist when, without that persons consent, the
defendant commercially uses someones name or likeness, normally to imp
L201 Class 17Choice of Entity & Partnerships
1. The primary considerations in the choice of business entity will be the degree to which the
2. The forms of business entity
a. A business may be conducted as a:
a.ii. General, limited,
L201 Class 18
a. Every corporation has the inherent power to adopt bylaws.
b. Who adopts the initial bylaws?
b.i. The incorporator or the Board of Directors
c. Who can repeal or amend the bylaws of the corporation?
c.i. Unless articles or bylaws
L201 Class 19
1. _ imposes a duty on employer
to provide their employees with a workplace free from recognized hazards that may cause death or
serious physical harm.
a. The Act also requires employers to comply with many detailed regulation
Class 20L201: Employment Law II
1. Title VII
a. Prohibits employment discriminationemployer behavior that penalizes certain
individuals because of personal traits that they cannot control and that bear no relation
to effective job performance
b. Title VII
L201 Class 24
a. Definition: Agency is a consensual relationship requiring a manifestation of
consent by a principal (P) that an agent (A) shall act on Ps behalf, and consent by
A to so act under Ps control.
b. Function of agency law:
L201 Class 27
1. The sources of Federal Income Tax Law
a.i. Article I, 8 of the Constitutional law allows Congress to lay and collect
Taxes, Duties, Imposts, and Excises
a.ii. However, 8 limits the taxing power in three ways:
direct taxes mus
L201 Class 12Defenses to Contracts
1. Void Contracts: If a contract is void, then there never was a contract. The parties can do
nothing to make it a valid contract.
2. Voidable contracts: If a contract is voidable, then there is presumptively
L201 Class 11Contracts: Acceptance &
1. An acceptance is a manifestation of assent to the terms of the offer made by the offeree
in the manner invited or required by the offer.
2. Who can accept?
a. Generally, an offer can be acce
1. Basic Contract Concepts and Types
a. Types of Contracts
a.i. Bilateral contractsExchange of mutual promises
Consists of the exchange of mutual
promises, i.e., a promise for a promise, in which
each party is both a promisor and a promisee
L201 Class #14Third Party
Assignment of Rights
The transfer of a _under a contract is called
Look for (1) a contract between two parties and (2) one of the parties makes a
transfer of rights under that contract to a third
L201 Class 4Torts
Introduction to Torts
n A tort is a _ that injures another persons physical
well-being, emotional health, business, property, or reputation.
n Purposes of tort law:
o To provide a peaceful means for adjusting the rights of parties who mi
L201 Class 2 Legal Reasoning & The Constitution
1) Legal Reasoning Generally
a) All legal reasoning follows one path. No legal argument can be accepted or rejected
without the following pieces
a.i) _ - What specifically is being debated?
L201 Class 1 The Nature of Law
1) Definition of law:
2) Concept of law may be viewed as a set of Rules that:
a) Have _ to society;
b) Were developed by a _within society; and
c) May threaten _ against those who fail to comply with the
L201 Class 25
1. Tort Liability of the Principal
a. Respondeat Superior Liability
a.i. Under the doctrine, an employer is liable for torts committed by agents
Who are _ (aka servants)
Who commit the tort within the