Made by Judges, Case Law
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
Preponderance of the Evidence
Higher court than Trial Court
Court of Appeals, Supreme Court
Binding Precedent on Trial Court
Court of Appeals
Sue in Either state, Federal if above 75000
United States is a party to the Case
A false and malicious attack communicated to a third party
Duty, Breach of Contract, Causation, and Damages
Contract Law Requires?
Agreement, Consideration, Legal
Cannot Sue for something you are already obligated to do
Never Awarded in negligence cases.
Something must happen
factor that voids a contract
Business Entity, Both partners responsible for debts of the business
LLP, LLC, and Corporations
Registered with State
Absence of a partnership agreement
Profit distributed evenly
Authority Conferred by Custom
Principle is responsible for torts of Agent when agent is?
Personal property attached to the building
Becoming the owner by acting like the owner, generally about 7 years
Race Notice System
first to file is owner
Life of Author plus 70
Credit Loss Liability
Bankruptcy Reform Act
Limits the number of people that can file for chapter 7
Paying one debtor to avoid payments to others in bankruptcy
Debts that are not discharged
Student Loans, Taxes, Intentional torts
Employment at Will
Fire anyone at anytime
Applies only to publicly traded companies
Fair Labor Standards act
sets up minimum wage and overtime
Social security benefit
Can be done at anytime
Civil Rights Act
Applies to companies with 15 or more employees
Protective Classes title 9
Race, Religion, Gender, and National Origin
When must claims be filed with EEOC?
Within 180 days
Americans with Disabilities Act
Overweight is not a disability
Age Discrimination and Employment Law
40 Years and older protected
Ethics Rule 1
Obey the Law
Ethics Rule 4
Ethics Rule 5
Set good tone
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