Civil Litigation

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Civil Litigation

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  • 1. 
    The process of resolving private disputes through the court system.
    • A. 

      Civil Litigation

    • B. 

      Civil Procedure

    • C. 

      Civil Law

    • D. 

      Procedural Law

  • 2. 
    The process of deciding a case, which occurs if the dispute is not resolved by pleadings, pretrial motions, or settlement. Usually takes place in open court, and may be followed by a judgment, an appeal, and so on. 
    • A. 

      Civil Litigation

    • B. 

      Civil Procedure

    • C. 

      Trial

    • D. 

      Criminal Law

  • 3. 
    The basic law of rights and duties as opposed to procedural law.
    • A. 

      Criminal Law

    • B. 

      Substantive Law

    • C. 

      Procedural Law

    • D. 

      Civil Law

  • 4. 
    The rules of carrying on a civil lawsuit or a criminal case as opposed to substantive law.
    • A. 

      Substantive Law

    • B. 

      Criminal Law

    • C. 

      Civil Law

    • D. 

      Procedural Law

  • 5. 
    Having to do with the law of crimes and illegal conduct.
    • A. 

      Civil Law

    • B. 

      Criminal Procedure

    • C. 

      Criminal Law

    • D. 

      Substantive Law

  • 6. 
    The procedure by which a person accused of a crime is brought to trial and given punishment.
    • A. 

      Criminal Procedure

    • B. 

      Civil Law

    • C. 

      Criminal Law

    • D. 

      Procedural Law

  • 7. 
    The law and rules that govern how noncriminal lawsuits are handled by the individuals involved and by the court.
    • A. 

      Civil Law

    • B. 

      Civil Procedure

    • C. 

      Procedural Law

    • D. 

      Substantive Law

  • 8. 
    Laws dealing with private disputes between parties.
    • A. 

      Civil Laws

    • B. 

      Civil Procedure

    • C. 

      Substantive Law

    • D. 

      Procedural Law

  • 9. 
    A person who brings a lawsuit against another person is called _________________.
  • 10. 
    The person against whom a legal action is brought. This legal action may  be civil or criminal. This person is called the _____________.
  • 11. 
    The first main paper filed in civil lawsuit.
    • A. 

      Complaint

    • B. 

      Petition

    • C. 

      Answer

    • D. 

      Default

  • 12. 
    A written request to a court asking that it take a particular action is called a ________________.
  • 13. 
    The first pleading by the defendant in a lawsuit is called a _____________.
  • 14. 
    Failure to take a required step in a lawsuit.
    • A. 

      Judgment

    • B. 

      Discovery

    • C. 

      Default

    • D. 

      Motion

  • 15. 
    The formal and informal exchange of information between two sides in a lawsuit. Two types are interrogatories and depositions.
    • A. 

      Motion

    • B. 

      Discovery

    • C. 

      Judgment

    • D. 

      Writ of Execution

  • 16. 
    A request that a judge make a ruling or take some other action, granted or denied by a judge is called ____________.
  • 17. 
    A judge's order requiring that something be done outside the courtroom or authorizing it to be done.
    • A. 

      Writ of execution

    • B. 

      ADR

    • C. 

      Motion

    • D. 

      Judgment

  • 18. 
    Forms of ADR (Alternative dispute resolution).
    • A. 

      Negotiation

    • B. 

      Settlement

    • C. 

      Mediation

    • D. 

      Arbitration

    • E. 

      All the above

  • 19. 
    The  person who helps settle a dispute is called _______________.
  • 20. 
    An out-of-court process in which a neutral party, known as an ____________, hears both sides of the dispute and then makes a decision.
  • 21. 
    Books that contain the actual law is called _____________.
  • 22. 
    Persuassive authority is called ____________________.
  • 23. 
    Rules that are adopted by individual courts and applies in all court systems are called local rules of court. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Books containg samples forms for legal professionals to follow in preparing pleadings and other documents. This is it called _______________.
  • 25. 
    The circuit court has ______jurisdiction in cases appealed from the lower district courts
    • A. 

      Appellate

    • B. 

      Original

  • 26. 
    Match the following:
    • A. Trial Court
    • A.
    • B. Lower Court
    • B.
    • C. Jurisdiction
    • C.
    • D. Original jurisdiction
    • D.
    • E. Court of appeals
    • E.
    • F. Brief
    • F.
    • G. Legal error
    • G.
    • H. appellate jurisdiction
    • H.
    • I. higher court
    • I.
    • J. Affirm
    • J.
    • K. reverse
    • K.
    • L. remand
    • L.
    • M. supreme court
    • M.
    • N. Certiorari
    • N.
  • 27. 
    Match the following terms:
    • A. Subject matter jurisdiction
    • A.
    • B. personal jurisdiction
    • B.
    • C. in rem jurisdiction
    • C.
    • D. quasi in rem jurisdiction
    • D.
    • E. diversity of citizenship
    • E.
  • 28. 
    Match the following terms:
    • A. exclusive jurisdiction
    • A.
    • B. concurrent jurisdiction
    • B.
    • C. removal
    • C.
    • D. supplemental jurisdiction
    • D.
    • E. general jurisdiction
    • E.
    • F. limited jurisdiction
    • F.