Anderson’s Business Law and the Legal Environment. Chapter 2: The Court System and Dispute Resolution. Jurisdiction. Courts hear disputes according to their jurisdiction. General jurisdiction courts hear a wide range of matters.
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and the Legal Environment
Chapter 2: The Court System and Dispute Resolution
(Highest appeals court; review from lower appeals courts is usually at the discretion of the Supreme Court)
U.S. Courts of Appeals
Circuit Courts – Jurisdiction by geographic area.
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit – Nationwide jurisdiction by subject matter
Federal District Courts
Indian Tribal Court
Specialty CourtsThe Federal Court System
challenge for cause
a. Jury selection
b. Opening statements
c. Plaintiff’s case
d. Motion for directed verdict
e. Defendant’s case
g. Jury instructions
h. Jury verdict or mistrial (deadlocked)
i. Motion for new trial or judgment
j. Recovery - fees, execution garnishment
recrossSteps in Litigation (cont’d)