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Business Law Vocab - 2

Subjects : law, business-law
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1. Type of business crime; taking or using someones property

2. If a company does not address an insubordinate employee - they become liable

3. There is no intention to a contract but the plaintiff gives some benefit to the defendant who knows the plaintiff expects compensation. it would be unjust not to award the damages.

4. The introduction of a neutral third party in resolving a dispute; not a binding decision. Voluntary settlement.

5. The sharing of powers between levels of government

6. Business tort; using someones likeness or voice without their permission.

7. Gender related; such laws must be substantially related to important government objectives. (gov't cant discriminate based on gender through the law making process)

8. 2/3 vote

9. FCC (Federal Communications Commission)

10. Wrote 'On the Laws and Customs of England'

11. Race - ethincity and fundamental rights; Any government action that intentionally discriminates against racial or ethnic minorities or interferes with a fundamental right is presumed invalid.

12. The legal doctrine whereby an act is considered negligent because it violates a statute (or regulation)

13. Type of defense; the defendant is incapable of forming mens rea

14. Allows the FBI to surveillance citizens with out a search warrant from a judge

15. Legality; the subject matter must be legal

16. Requires a meeting of the minds

17. Baron Montesquieu

18. The party filing the appeal

19. The process of one party's lawyer to question the other party or a potential witness under oath.

20. Language added to a court's opinion that is beyond what is needed; extra words offered as guidance

21. A party may ask the court to order an examination to find out if physical or mental damage is relevant

22. Cruel and unusual punishment

23. The documents that begin a lawsuit: consists of the complaint - answer and sometimes a reply

24. Type of intentional tort; the intentional restraint of another without reasonable cause

25. When the bill is debated to the floor of the house.

26. Collected taxes and helped keep the peace in tenth century England. Equivalent to a modern day Sheriff.

27. A law passed by a legislative body

28. No self incrimination / due process (miranda warnings)

29. If the proceedings of a business occur intrastate but will eventually effect proceedings interstate - this rule states that congress may interfere

30. Business tort; defendant improperly breached contract and causes injury to plaintiff

31. Refers to lawsuits; the process of filing claims to courts

32. A defendant engaging in an ultrahazardous activity is virtually always liable for any harm that results

33. Written questions that the opposing party must answer in writing under oath

34. Majority

35. James Madison - 1789

36. Life - Liberty - Property

37. Sponsor.

38. An act of a senate member to delay the close of debate or force a decision to be made.

39. The rules committee where it is put on a calendar.

40. Proposed statutes - submitted to Congress or a legislature

41. 1250

42. Preponderance of the evidence

43. Any scheme that attempts to unlawfully obtain money or services illegally through the US postal service

44. Fraud using electronic communications of any kind;

45. Type of intentional tort (and crime); injuring someone by deliberate deception

46. Judges who disagree with the majority holding; states their opposing opinion

47. John Roberts

48. The defendant (defamer) knew the statement was false or acted with reckless disregard to the truth

49. The facts imply that the defendants negligence caused the act; 'the thing speaks for itself'

50. Thurgood Marshall