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Business Law Ch. 3 Vocabulary KIHS

appellate brief written argument on the issues of law submitted by opposing attorneys
appellate court reviews decisions of lower courts to determine if a significant error of law was made during trial
arbitrator independent third party who develops a binding and enforceable resolution to a dispute
associate circuit court (or county court) court that hears minor criminal cases, state traffic offenses, and lawsuits involving of no more than $25,000
court governmental forum that administers justice under the law
court of record accurate, detailed report of what went on at trial
general jurisdiction court that can hear almost any kind of case
juvenile courts in these courts the juvenile is entitled to his or her full constitutional rights
litigate to resolve disputes in court
mediator independent third party who tries to develop a non-binding solution acceptable to both sides of a dispute
municipal court city court, usually divided into traffic and criminal divisions
original jurisdiction power to hear the case in full for the first time
probate court administers wills and estates
small claims courts state courts that handle disputes in which small amounts, generally $2,500 or less are involved
special jurisdiction hears only one specific type of case
transcript record of what went on at trial
trial court court in which a dispute is first heard
verdict decision of a case
writ of certiorari compels lower court to turn over the record of the case to the Supreme Court for review
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