1- Sam, a citizen of Tennessee, files a suit in a Tennessee state court against United Sales Corporation, a Wyoming company that does business in Tennessee. The court has original jurisdiction, which means that
a. the case is being heard for the first time.
b. the court does not have concurrent jurisdiction.
c. the court has standing.
d. the court has venue.
2-Kit loses her suit against Lou in a Minnesota state trial court. Kit appeals to the state court of appeals and loses again. Kit would appeal next to
a. a U.S. district court.
b. the Minnesota Supreme Court.
c. the United States Supreme Court.
3-The Idaho Supreme Court rules against Jiffy Mart in a case against Kwik Stop Stores, Inc. Jiffy Mart files an appeal with the United States Supreme Court. The Court does not hear the case. This
a. is a decision on the merits with value as a precedent.
b. indicates agreement with the Idaho court's decision.
d. means that the Idaho court's decision is the law in Idaho.
4-To prepare for a trial between Large Lots Development Corporation (LLDC) and MiniMansion Construction Company (MMCC), MMCC's attorney places LLDC's president under oath. A court reporter makes a record of the attorney's questions and the officer's answers. This is
b. a deposition.
c. an imposition.
d. an interrogatory.
5-During the trial phase of Fuel Corporation's suit against Gas Stations, Inc., their attorneys engage in voir dire. This is
b. the determination of the issues to be argued.
c. the litigation of the issues and arguments.
d. the selection of jurors.
6-In Restful Motel's suit against Sleepy Hotels, Inc., the jury returns a verdict in Restful's favor. Sleepy files a motion stating that even if the evidence is viewed in the light most favorable to Restful, a reasonable jury should not have found in its favor. This is a motion for
a. a judgment in accordance with the verdict.
b. a judgment on the pleadings.
d. judgment n.o.v.
7-Emil wants to initiate a suit against Fast Credit Company by filing a complaint. The complaint should include
a. an explanation of the proof to be offered at trial.
c. a motion for judgment on the pleadings.
d. a statement of the grounds for the court to exercise jurisdiction.
8-Owen, in Pennsylvania, and Quik Jobs, Inc., in Maryland agree to have their dispute resolved in arbitration according to the law of Virginia. This is a ground for a court to
a. do nothing.
c. review the sufficiency of the evidence.
d. set aside the award.
9-To resolve a dispute, Amy in Boston and Chris in Denver utilize E-Solution, an online dispute resolution (ODR) service. This limits these parties' recourse to the courts
a. not at all.
b. until the ODR service has issued a decision.
d. with respect to this dispute only.
This question was asked on May 20, 2010 and answered on May 21, 2010.
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