BUSINESS LAW - CHAPTER 3 (Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution)

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BUSINESS LAW - CHAPTER 3 (Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution)
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Memorize Terms for Midterm One
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  1. The authority of a court to hear and decide a specific case.
    Jurisdiction
  2. A state statute that permits a state to exercise jurisdiction over nonresident
    defendants.
    Long Arm Statute
  3. The geographic district in which a legal action is tried and from which the jury is
    selected.
    Venue
  4. The legal requirement that an individual must have a sufficient stake in a
    controversy before he or she can bring a lawsuit.
    Standing to Sue
  5. The six state federal circuits given
    Nemonics = FTP NIC

    • FL   - 11
    • TX  - 5
    • PA  - 3
    •         NY  - 2
    •         IL   - 7
    •         CA  - 9
  6. The process of resolving a dispute through the court system.
    Litigation
  7. Statements by the plaintiff and the defendant that detail the facts, charges, and defenses
    of a case.
    Pleadings
  8. The pleading made by a plaintiff alleging wrongdoing on the part of the defendant. When filed with a court, the complaint initiates a lawsuit.
    Complaint
  9. A document informing a defendant that a legal action has been commenced against her or him and that the defendant must appear in court on a certain date to answer the plaintiff’s complaint.
    Summons
  10. A judgment entered by a court against a defendant who has failed to appear in court to
    answer or defend against the plaintiff’s claim.
    Default Judgement
  11. Procedurally, a defendant’s response to the plaintiff’s complaint.
    Answer
  12. Procedurally, a plaintiff’s response to a defendant’s answer.
    Reply
  13. A claim made by a defendant in a civil lawsuit against the plaintiff. In effect, the defendant is suing the plaintiff.
    Counterclaim
  14. An important part of the jury selection process in which the attorneys question prospective jurors about their backgrounds, attitudes, and biases to ascertain whether they can be impartial jurors.
    Voir Dire
  15. A written summary or statement prepared by one side in a lawsuit to explain its case to
    the judge.
    Brief
  16. The resolution of disputes in ways other than those involved in the traditional judicial process, such as negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.
    ADR - Alternative Dispute Resolution
  17. A process in which parties attempt to settle their dispute informally, with or without attorneys to represent them.
    Negotiation
  18. A method of settling disputes outside the courts by using the services of a neutral third party, who acts as a communicating agent between the parties and assists them in negotiating a settlement.
    Mediation
  19. The settling of a dispute by submitting it to a disinterested third party (other than a court), who renders a decision.
    Arbitration
  20. A method of settling disputes by holding a trial in which the jury’s verdict is not binding but instead guides the parties toward reaching an agreement during the mandatory negotiations that immediately follow.
    SJT - Summary Jury Trial
  21. The resolution of disputes with the assistance of organizations that offer dispute-resolution services via the Internet.
    ODR - Online Dispute Resolution
  22. A writ from a higher court asking a lower court for the record of a case.
    Writ of Certiorari

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