Legal Procedures Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A verdict is:

Question 2 2. Janet was walking through the grocery store when she came upon a broken jar of tomato sauce. She carefully stepped around the mess. Later that evening, she thought about all of the things that could have happened if she actually slipped because of the spill. Does Janet have a case against the grocery store?

Question 3 3.

The writ of habeas corpus is a plea filed:

1. by an imprisoned person asking the court to determine whether the imprisonment is lawful and justified

2. to obtain custody of a child

3. to petition for the release of an incarcerated person who is addicted to drugs or is mentally ill

4. to request release of a prisoner who suffers from a disease

Question 4 4. Penelope accused Serena of several different things, making the case more complex. It may be necessary to break the case down into smaller parts and have a jury answer questions specifically about each and every component of the case. The jury's verdict is known as a:

Question 5 5. After Millie files her complaint of negligence against Mac Daddy's and Gritty Donohue, what document will be sent to Mac Daddy's and Gritty?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT true of an appeal?

Question 7 7. John is a defendant in a case. He doesn't believe there is any legal base for the lawsuit brought against him, so he files a .

Question 8 8. An appeals court ruling is final unless:

Question 9 9.

Once the judges in higher court make their ruling, the decision is final. What can happen at this point?

1. The decision stands

2. The case is remanded (the case is moved to a lower court for retrial)

3. The losing party files a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme for further review

Question 10 10. To determine that the suing party suffered an injury as a result of another's action that is personal to the plaintiff, the plaintiff must prove:

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Question 11 11. Judge Watson gave the jury a written list of questions to consider with regard to a case. What type of verdict does it seem like Judge Watson is considering?

Question 12 12. You just found out that the State of Florida raised the fee for a driver's license by $1.00. This upsets you because you found that the extra dollar you and all other license holders of the State are paying is going to the preservation of a small beach area. Since you do not like the beach, you sue the State for using your hard earned money for such a cause. Will your case be heard?

Question 13 13. A juror is summonsed because:

Question 14 14. Smitty was served a summons to appear in court for an auto accident, but he never showed up. What happens now?

Question 15 15. Sometimes the court will order , especially if the divorce dispute involves child support, alimony or child custody.

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Question 16 16. Barney was terminated from employment. He wanted to sue his company but decided to allow a third party to listen and decide on a resolution. Which form of dispute resolution did he agree to?

Question 17 17. Barry was watering the lawn. John was walking on the sidewalk and tripped over the hose causing him to break a leg. John initiates a lawsuit. Barry, not convinced that he did anything wrong, wants to complain to the court as well. What would he do?

Question 18 18. Using conflict resolution:

Question 19 19. Why is a writ of habeas corpus issued?

Question 20 20. Mary witnesses a fatal car accident and begins having nightmares as a result. Does she have standing to sue for pain and suffering or emotional distress?

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Question 21 21. Emma is taking Sarah to court. Emma wants Sarah's account of what happened on the record and so she decides to have Sarah come in and answer questions in the presence of her lawyer. What is this called?

Question 22 22. What does the right to an attorney mean?

Question 23 23. The request on the behalf of the defendant to plead to a lesser charge, generally in exchange for something like testimony or information is called a:

Question 24 24. Sometimes the information contained in a complaint or counterclaim is vague and not easy to understand. When this happens, what should be filed?

Question 25 25. What is needed to request that the highest court, the U.S. Supreme Court, hear an appeal from federal court?

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Question 26 26. Bob is one of twelve jurors chosen to examine the facts. He is part of the _, and the process of questioning the jurors done by the attorneys or even the parties themselves is called _.

Question 27 27. Leeann choked on a fish bone in her tuna sandwich. She is upset and wants justice through a legal remedy. What is the legal term for this?

Question 28 28. When witnesses are examined, who is allowed to ask questions?

Question 29 29. What does due process mean?

Question 30 30. Jim filed a lawsuit against Dennis for negligence. In this lawsuit, Jim is the , whereas Dennis is the _.

Legal Procedures Chapter Exam Instructions

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