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Legal test #2

Test 2 for legal studies (26th Apr)

QuestionAnswer
What is the main role of courts? To settle disputes
Why is a law made in court known as a 'bi-product'? Because it wasn't the intended purpose of the courts
What is the court hierarchy? Magistrates, county, supreme
What is jurisdiction? The official power to make legal decisions
What is stare decisis? Where lower courts follow the decision of higher courts
What is ratio decidendi The reasoning behind the decision
What is obiter dictum Information that is not central to the decision
What is precedent? Where like cases are treated alike
What is negligence? To act recklessly that may result in harm to you or someone else
Describe 2 facts about the Donoghue vs Stevenson case A manufacturer carelessly produced a product and Mrs Donoghue suffered gastro after consuming the product
Describe 2 legal principles in the Donoghue vs Stevenson case A consumer purchased goods and the consumer did not have a contract with the manufacturer
Describe 2 legal principles about the Grant vs Aus Knitting mills case A consumer purchased goods, and a product was carelessly produced
Created by: thomas.metcalfe