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Business Law Test

Subjects : law, business-law
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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1. (law) behavior by the plaintiff that contributes to the harm resulting from the defendant's negligence






2. Law concerned with public wrongs against society






3. (law) evidence sufficient to warrant an arrest or search and seizure






4. A question that had to do with the US Constitution - acts of Congress - or treaties; it provides a basis for federal jurisdiction






5. Set of books containing published court decisions






6. An argument made after the plaintiff and defendant have rested their cases. Closing arguments are made prior to the jury charges.






7. The branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do






8. Law that involves the interpretation and application of the U.S. Constitution and state constitutions






9. If the injured party can be made whole by receiving something of economic value - the remedy is a legal remedy [damages] - if a remedy at law is inadequate - a litigant may seek a remedy in equity - which involves notions of fair dealing and justice






10. A common law writ issued by a superior court to one of inferior jurisdiction demanding the record of a particular case






11. The constitutional amendment designed to protect individuals accused of crimes. It includes the right to counsel - the right to confront witnesses - and the right to a speedy and public trial.






12. Authority shared by both federal and state courts






13. (law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law






14. Part of the 14th Amendment which guarentees that no state deny basic rights to its people






15. Jurisdiction that exists when a case can be heard only in a particular court or type of court.






16. A wrongful act that the actor had no right to do






17. Wrongs






18. A school of legal thought that views the law as a tool for promoting justice in society.






19. A body of rulings made by judges that become part of a nation's legal system






20. On the premises fr the potential financial benefit of the occupier






21. Inherent powers of state governments to pass laws to protect the public health - safety - and welfare; the national government has no directly granted police powers but accomplishes the same goals through other delegated powers.






22. An informal term used to refer to all laws governing electronic communications and transactions - particularly those conducted via the Internet.






23. An act or omission without which an event would not have occurred.






24. An amendment to the Constitution of the United States that imposes restrictions on the government's prosecution of persons accused of crimes






25. A court will award money or other relief to a party injured by a breach of contract






26. (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions






27. (law) compensation in excess of actual damages (a form of punishment awarded in cases of malicious or willful misconduct)






28. Formal chancery courts - grant unique remedies. These remedies include specific performance - injunction and rescission.






29. The publication of false information about another's product - alleging it is not what its seller claims; also referred to as slander of quality.






30. Settlement of civil disputes between parties using neutral mediators or arbitrators without going to court






31. In litigation - the amount of monetary compensation awarded to a plaintiff in a civil lawsuit as damages. In the context of alternative dispute resolution - the decision rendered by an arbitrator.






32. Violation of a law - duty - or other form of obligation - either by engaging in an action or failing to act






33. The act of changing location from one place to another






34. The location where something takes place - esp. a trial






35. The power to speak the law.






36. Federal regulatory agencies that are independent - thus not fully under the power of the president. Ex. Federal Trade Commission - Securities and Exchange Commission.






37. A brief outline of what the defendant and the plaintiff will try to prove.






38. A defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him






39. Protects you from unreasonable search and seizure of your home and property






40. Propositions or general statements of equitable rules






41. An example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time






42. Enforcable rules governing relationships among individuals and between individuals and thier society.






43. Jurisdiction based upon claims against a person - in contrast to jurisdiction over the person's property






44. The body of conventional - or written - law of a particular society at a particular point in time.






45. Statements made by the plaintiff and the defendant in a lawsuit that detail the facts - charges - and defenses involved in the litigation. The complaint and answer are part of the pleadings.






46. State statute that permits a state to obtain personal jurisdiction over nonresident defendants






47. Logical formula consisting of a major premise - a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument






48. (civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based






49. State courts that handle only matters relating to the transfer of a person's assets and obligations after that person's death - including issues relating to custody and guardianship of children






50. A federal - state - or local government unit established to perform a specific function. Administrative agencies are created and authorized by legislative bodies to administer and enforce specific laws.