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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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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. In a jury trial - a motion for the judge to take the decision out of the hands of the jury and to direct a verdict for the party who filed the motion on the ground that the other party has not produced sufficient evidence to support her or his claim.






2. 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






3. Clause in the Constitution (Article IV - Section 1) requiring each state to recognize the civil judgments rendered by the courts of the other states and to accept their public records and acts as valid






4. A controversey that is not hypotheical or academic but real and substansial; a requirement the must be satisfied before a court will hear a case






5. A basis for federal court jurisdiction over a lawsuit between (1) citizens of different states (2) a foreign country and citizens of a state of of different states - or (3) citizens of a state and citizens or subjects of a foreign country. The amount






6. Rules governing the admissibility of evidence in trial courts.






7. A system of government in which the states form a union and the sovereign power is divided between the central government and the member states






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






9. A motion made by a party - during trial - claiming the opposing party has insufficient evidence to reasonably support its case






10. Torts committed via the internet






11. Private proceeding in which each party to a dispute argues its position before the other side - and vice versa. A neutral third party may be present and act as an adviser if the parties fail to reach an agreement






12. A rule of evidence whereby the negligence of an alleged wrongdoer can be inferred from the fact that the accident happened






13. An order to appear in person at a given place and time






14. Jurisdiction based on claims against property






15. The unlawful taking or harming of another's personal property; interference with another's right to the exclusive possession of his or her personal property.






16. The clause in the Constitution (Article I - Section 8 - Clause 1) that gives Congress the power to regulate all business activities that cross state lines or affect more than one state or other nations.






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






18. In a lawsuit - an issue involving the application or interpretation of a law. Only a judge - not a jury - can rule on questions of law.






19. The course of action the government takes in response to an issue or problem as deemed by widely held belief.






20. Occurs when one party to a contract is not given full or accurate information by the other party about the contract subject matter - Intentional misrepresentation of material fact - reasonably relied on by plaintiff resulting in damages






21. The idea that the goal of society should be the greatest happiness for the greatest number of its citizens






22. 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.






23. The power to speak the law.






24. The process by which the parties in a dispute submit their difference to the judgment of an impartial person or group appointed by mutual consent






25. Propositions or general statements of equitable rules






26. Any source of law that a court must follow when deciding a case. This includes constitutions - statues - and regulations - that govern the issue being decided - as well as previous court decisions in the same jurisdiction.






27. The reasoning process used by judges in deciding what law applies to a given dispute and then applying that law to the specific facts or circumstances of the case






28. Wrongs






29. A motion asserting that the trial was so fundamentally flawed (because of error - newly discovered evidence - prejudice - or another reason) that a new trial is necessary to prevent a miscarriage of justice.






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






31. A question asked to determine what is true or to what extent something is true






32. Is strict liability hold a claim if the product or service in question is...






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






34. The government may not house soldiers in private homes without consent of the owner






35. A doctrine by which equitable relief is denied to one who has waited TOO long to seek relief






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






37. The obligation of organization management to make decisions and take actions that will enhance the welfare and interests of society as well as the organization






38. Three remedies known as land - items of value - or money






39. Highest official of a monarch. Granted new an unique remedies.






40. A school of legal thought centered on the assumption that there is no law higher then the laws created by the government. Laws must be obeyed - even if they are unjust - to prevent anarchy.






41. The First Amendment guarantee that the government will not create and support an official state church






42. (accident - breach of contract - or other event) > Party consults with Attorney(Initial client interview - signing of retainer agreement) > Informal investigation > Plaintiffs attorney files complaint > Defendant attorney files answer to complaint or






43. Courts that handle cases that involve less than $5000






44. The party who appeals a decision of a lower court






45. (law) the initial questioning of a witness by the party that called the witness






46. 1. Resident 2. (while within boundaries of state) 3. Long arm statue.






47. An amendment to the Constitution of the United States guaranteeing the right of free expression






48. To be on the land of another without right or permission of the owner






49. (law) negligence allocated between the plaintiff and the defendant with a corresponding reduction in damages paid to the plaintiff






50. Motion to dismiss - motion for judgment on the pleadings - motion of summary judgement(amont others - motion to strike - motion to make more definite and certain - motion for judgement on the pleadings - motion to compel discovery - motion for summar