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WEST Business & Marketing Education: The U.S. Legal System Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A car salesman sold a car to a young man, claiming it was the safest car he had ever sold. One week later, the brakes of the car failed and the young man suffered a car crash that left him with several broken bones. He sued the car salesmen and was awarded $200,000. Why is this an example of tort law?

Question 2 2. Why was OJ Simpson acquitted in the criminal case against him, but held liable in the civil case?

Question 3 3. What must the government prove in regards to the minimum contact rule?

Question 4 4. What is substantive law?

Question 5 5. If John is arrested and charged with racketeering, what court will he be tried in?

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Question 6 6. Why would a plaintiff or state use in rem jurisdiction?

Question 7 7. What happens if the plaintiff is unsatisfied with the decision at the U.S. Supreme Court?

Question 8 8. The Everyday Umbrella Company has dedicated salespeople who work in the State of Oregon. However, the Everyday Umbrella Company does not pay state unemployment or income taxes because they are headquartered in New York. Which two factors will the State of Oregon have to prove to establish jurisdiction in Oregon over Everyday Umbrella?

Question 9 9. How is venue decided in real estate cases?

Question 10 10. Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have a term that lasts:

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Question 11 11. Melanie wants to file a divorce against Jack. They both live in the state of Hawaii. What criteria has to be met in order for them to go through with the divorce?

Question 12 12. A Writ of Certiorari is:

Question 13 13. Why are U.S. Courts of Appeals powerful?

Question 14 14. US Supreme Court original jurisdiction means:

Question 15 15. What defines broad jurisdiction?

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Question 16 16. US Supreme Court is the:

Question 17 17. How do appellate courts differ from trial courts?

Question 18 18. What is procedural law?

Question 19 19. Maria was denied acceptance into a country club. She was told that it was because of her national origin. Based on jurisdiction, where should Maria file her case?

Question 20 20. Which is one of the reasons the venue would be changed for a trial?

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Question 21 21. What type of court decision sends a case back to lower court for further action?

Question 22 22. What would have happened if Ernesto Miranda had been read his 5th and 6th Amendment rights upon arrest?

Question 23 23. Jim needs to have his case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. What does he have to do in order for that to happen?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is true regarding criminal and civil causes of action?

Question 25 25. Which party files a civil suit?

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Question 26 26. Joe is suing the car repair shop because his muffler fell off within minutes of having it installed. Prior to payment, he signed a viable document with the repair shop which gave him a 6 month guarantee, but the shop claims they never managed to process the paperwork for the contract. Why would this be a matter of contract law?

Question 27 27. Why was U.S. v. Hernandez brought to U.S. District Court?

Question 28 28. What is the difference between being convicted and being found liable?

Question 29 29. The state supreme court is also known as _____.

Question 30 30. Before a court can hear a case, personal jurisdiction must be established. Personal jurisdiction is applied to which of the following elements in a case?

WEST Business & Marketing Education: The U.S. Legal System Chapter Exam Instructions

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