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BU231 Course Intro: Week 1
By: Shivani Sharma
16/09/12-16/09/14
16/09/12
What is law?
Adopted set of mandatory standards that society accepts as predictable and
organized behavior necessary for a just society
Legal tools to force compliance with law:
oCivil liability: individuals force compliance –Civil lawsuits, u sue vs,
people sueMAIN FOCUS for this course.
oRegulatory liability: government standards –Driving tickets
oCriminal liability: government enforcement.—murder. Police/gov sues
oOJ Simpson—won criminal suit, loss civil suit. WHY? Standard of proof,
they only have to proof the balance of proof (51% doubt) VS in criminal
suit, which is beyond reasonable doubt.
Common sense of a appropriate before it is set—Juridical
Causes of action—Reason of being sued---IMPORTANT---IE identify the causes
of action that so and so has, apply the laws to defend the person?
Don’t worry about getting to the results—heavy marks on identify legal risks,
define relevant law, and apply the law to the situation
Have to see both sides to this course.
Legal Framework:
Courtrooms matter, Interpret, and generate law. Develop precedent for future
cases. MPS pass law.
Precdeent: IE Care & Control interpretation.
Civial Courtt Hiearchyrefer to PP
16/09/14
****Refer to Tort lecture 1 for reference****
Public law = Gov. v People-R (queen is the hightest governing authority) v ______
oTax Law
oCriminal law
Private law = Person v Person
oContract lawyou know the other party. IE you v Rogers
oTort lawyou don’t the other parry well IE car accident.
Language of a Civil Law:
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Plaintiff: person that sues, victim. Name goes first in the lawsuit, complainer.
Defendant: The person that is sued
Cause of Actionlegal reason you are suing. That the legal entitlement for suing
oIdentify all possible cause of action, for _______situatuion
Liability = responsibility.
Burden of ProofEvidence/proof. Have to have the evidence to proof the claims,
and then apply it to the appropriate law.
Standard of ProofHow sure do you have to be of the proof. In Civil it is 51%. In
criminal is 95%.
Damages=money
Bindingprecedents leave a binding on us.
Class ActionsHave to bring multiple similar lawsuit all in one and then one
judge can make decision. IE Rogers Class Action class example.
Contingency Fees
Purpose of Class Action:
Plaintiffs can pool resources – level the legal playing field
Avoid multiple trials over the same thing
Increase access to justice for small claims
Main purpose of a Tort Law suit is to compensate victims for their losses:
“Tort “ a loss resulting from someone else's wrongful act or failure to act”
A Category of Civil Law (Private Law) that covers many different causes of
action
There are intentional and unintentional Torts CONDUCT not harm
Intention to harm is not the issue–FAULT is.
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Adopted set of mandatory standards that society accepts as predictable and organized behavior necessary for a just society. Legal tools to force compliance with law: civil liability: individuals force compliance civil lawsuits, u sue vs, people sue main focus for this course, regulatory liability: government standards driving tickets, criminal liability: government enforcement. murder. Police/gov sues: oj simpson won criminal suit, loss civil suit. Standard of proof, they only have to proof the balance of proof (51% doubt) vs in criminal suit, which is beyond reasonable doubt. Common sense of a appropriate before it is set juridical. Don"t worry about getting to the results heavy marks on identify legal risks, define relevant law, and apply the law to the situation. Have to see both sides to this course. Public law = gov. v people- r (queen is the hightest governing authority) v _____: tax law, criminal law. Private law = person v person: contract law you know the other party.

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