The case of Able, Inc. v. Baker is heard in a Connecticut court with origi¬nal jurisdiction. The case of Charlie v. Delta, Inc. is heard in a Connecticut court with appellate jurisdiction. The difference be¬tween original and ap¬pellate jurisdiction is whether
a. a case is being heard for the first time.
b. the court is exercising a new type of jurisdiction.
c. the parties' legal arguments are innovative.
d. the subject matter of a case involves new facts.
Ilsa files a suit against Jack. The document that sets out the ground for the court's jurisdiction, the basis of Ilsa's case, and the relief that Ilsa seeks is
a. the answer.
b. the complaint.
c. the service of process.
d. the summons.
Beth is a victim of Carl's violation of a criminal law. Criminal law is con¬cerned with
a. the prosecution of private individuals by other private individuals.
b. the prosecution of public officials by private individuals.
c. the relief available when a person's rights are violated.
d. wrongs committed against the public as a whole.
In a suit against Kathy, Lon obtains specific performance. This is
a. an equitable remedy and a remedy at law.
b. an equitable remedy only.
c. a remedy at law only.
d. not a remedy.
A person may commit an intentional tort if he or she acts knowing with substantial certainty that certain consequences will result.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
5 True/False Questions
Under the Constitution, the judicial branch enforces the laws. → TRUE
The United States Supreme Court can review a decision by a state's high¬est court only if a question of federal law is involved. → TRUE
Jim files a suit against Kay. Before going to trial, the parties meet, with their attorneys to represent them, to present their dispute to a third party who is not a judge but who renders a legally binding decision. This is
d. negotiation. → A
Dale hears Ed falsely accuse Flo of stealing from Great Warehouse, Inc., their employer. Ed's statement is defamatory
a. because Dale heard it.
b. only if Ed made the statement loudly.
c. only if Ed's statement is also published in the Dispatch, a local paper.
d. only if Flo suffers emotional distress. → A
Slander involves the oral communication of defamatory language → TRUE