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Civil Litigation

Civil Litg Ch 1 and 2 McCord

Federal Court Jurisdiction (1)Diversity of Citizenship (2)Federal Govt Party (3)Fed Question (4)Disputes between states
Federal Court System (1)District/trial cts (2)Circuit Cts of Appeal (12 geographically) and U.S. Supreme Ct
Domicile person's true, permanent home
State Court System (1)District (2)Intermediate Ct Of Appeals (3)MN Supreme Ct
MN Supreme Ct Discretion (1)1st Degree Murder (2)Election Misconduct (3)Atty Misconduct (4)Tax Ct Appeals (5)Worker's Comp Appeals
Forum non-conveniens discretion to transfer if ct is inconvenient
Initial Interview Gater facts, develop rapport, get to prob and issues, gain confidence, develop facts in chronological order, open ended questions
Substantive Law/Negligence 1.Duty of Care 2.Breach of Duty 3.Causation 4.Injury/Damages
Defenses to Negligence 1. Comparative Fault 2.Contributory Negligence 3.Assumption of risk 4.Last clear chance
Created by: nicegirl_07