Legal Environment Of Business 1

Legal Environment Of Business

1. The key issue for both Subject Matter Jurisdiction and In Personam Jurisdiction is whether there is a connection between the defendant and the territory where the court sets.

True or False?

2. Copyright or Patent cases must always be filed in a Federal court, but suits for personal injury or contract breach between private individuals or firms must always be filed in a State court.

True or False?

3. P is a resident of Virginia, D is a resident of Ohio, and a $100,000 accident occurs in Virginia. P wants to file suit in Virginia. Under these facts there is subject matter jurisdiction in all state and federal courts including those in Virginia, but jurisdiction over the person only exists in Ohio. As a result, on defendant’s motion, P’s suit will be dismissed for lack of IP in Virginia.

True or False?

4. State trial courts are not bound to apply prior decisions of state courts in other states, although they sometimes do.

True or False?

5. Evidence properly requested for production in pre-trial discovery but not produced will be excluded at trial unless a valid ground for the failure to produce is shown.

True or False?

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