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16 Cards in this Set

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the rules of law announced in court decisions
Case Law
branch of law dealing with the definition and enforcement of all rpivate or public rights, as opposed to criminal matters
Civil law
the body of law developed from custom or judicial decisions in English and US courts, not attributable to a legistlature
common law
law that is based on the US constitution and the constitutions of the various states
constitutional law
a court that decides controversies and administers jutice according to the rules, principles, and precedents of equity
court of equity
law that defines and governs actions that constitute crimes. generally, criminal law has to do with wrongful actions committed against society for which society demands redress
criminal law
money sought as a remedy for a breach of contract or for totious act
general propsitions or principles of law that have to do with fairness (equity)
equitable maxims
a body of enforceable rules governing relationships among individuals and between individuals and their society
one who initiates a lawsuit
a school of legal thought whose adherents believe that there can be no higher law than a nation's positive law - the body of conventional, or written, law of a particular society at a particular time
positivist school
a court decision that furnishes an example or authority for deciding subsequent cases involving identical or similar facts
a remedy available in a court of law. (ie money damages)
remedy at law
a remedy allowed by courts in situations where remedies at law are not appropriate. they are based on settled rules of fairness, justice, and honesty, and include injunctions, specific performance, rescission and restitution, and reformation
remedy in equity
a federal or state statute setting the max time pd during which a certain action can be brought or certain rights enforced
statute of limitations
the body of law enacted by legislative bodies (as opposed to constitutional law, admin law, or case law)
statutory law