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14 Cards in this Set

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State statutes that allow a deceased's beneficiaries to collect for loss to the estate of the deceased for future earnings when a death is judged to have been due to negligence?
Wrongful death statutes.
A written notification issued by court clerk & delivered w/ a copy of the complaint to the defendent, directing him/her to respond to charges?
A legal document requiring the recipient to appear as witness in court/ or to give a deposition?
Sworn testimony given and recorded outside outside the courtroom during the pretrial phase of a case?
A written set of questions requiring written answers from a plaintiff/defendent under oath?
Legal document requiring the recipient to bring certain written records to court to be used as evidence in a lawsuit?
Subpoena duces tecum.
Monetary awards sought by plaintiffs in lawsuits?
Stands for "The thing speaks for itself"; also known as the doctrine of common knowledge. Under this doctrine no expert witnesses need to be called?
res ipsa loguitur.
Name 3 advantages to alternative dispute resolution?
1. Resolving civil disputes without going to court!

The failure to act when one should?
Statements sworn to under oath by witnessses testifying in court and giving depositions?
Methods of settling civil disputes between parties using neutral mediators/arbitrators without going to court?
ADR-alternative dispute resolution.
What are the steps that are taken in a trial phase?
1. Jury selection
2. Trial begins
3. Witnesses called to testify
4. Attornies make closing arguments based on the evidence presented.
5. Jury deliberates
6. Jury reaches a verdict.
7. Judge reads/hand down verdict.
Name 3 advantages to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)?
1. Faster
2. Less costly
3. Doesn't require going to court.