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Chapter 1

Business Law

Substantive Law Group of laws that define rights and duties
Procedural Law Group of laws that define the methods for enforcing legal rights and duties
Criminal Law Group of laws that assigns punishments for offenses against society
Civil Law Group of laws to provide remedies for wrongs against individuals
Administrative Agencies Government body formed to carry out particular laws
Stare Decisis Doctrine that requires lower courts to follow existing case law in deciding similar cases
Case Law Made when appellate court endorses a rile to be used in deciding court cases
Ordinates Pieces of legislation created by a town or city council or by a county board or commission
Statues Law enacted by state or federal legislatures
Constitution A document that sets forth the framework of a government and its relationship to the people it governs
Equity Basic fairness
Laws Enforceable rules of conduct in society
Ethics A collection of standards of conduct and moral judgement forming the basis for a reasoned, impartial decision as to what is right or wrong.
Civil disobedience Open, peaceful violation of a law to protest its alleged injustice
Jurisdiction Power of a court to decide a case
Positive Law Law based on the dictates of a central political authority
Common Law Law based on current standards or customs of the people
Codes laws grouped into an organized form
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