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Legal/Ethical Issues in Business: Civil/Criminal/Court Process

by: Brittany Smith

Legal/Ethical Issues in Business: Civil/Criminal/Court Process BUS 205

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These notes are from Week 1. They cover all civil and criminal case processes, trial and remedy processes, and the state and federal court systems.
Legal/Ethical Issues Business
Stephanie Hewitt Bowen
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Date Created: 08/21/16
Legal and Ethical Issues in Business Chapter 1­3 Civil Process  Begins with a “Cause of Action” or “claim”  2 parties involved o Plaintiff – person bringing lawsuit o Defendant – person being sued  Steps of Civil Process 1. Fills out a complaint and a summons  These are two separate documents  Summons: plaintiff requires defendant to respond by a certain date 2. Defendant files an answer  Admit and/or deny 3. Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings (Plaintiff)  OR    Motion to Dismiss (defendant) 4. Discovery  Asked to exchange information with each other  4 types  Interrogatories – written  Depositions – oral  Request for Production of documents  Electronic Discovery  Request for admissions  5. Motion for Summary Judgment   Ruling on the pleadings  Questions whether the trial is necessary  No genuine/material question of fact  Most judges deny these due to Jury System 6. Pretrial Disclosures  What is the evidence? Witnesses? Exhibits? 7. Trial – Verdict Decree or Ruling 8. Motion for Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict  Defendant asks judge to not pay attention to jury decision 9. Motion for a New Trial  Usually filed with the previous motion  99.9% denied 10. Appeal Criminal Process  Steps for Criminal Process 1. Ticket/Arrest/Booking 2. 1  Appearance 3. Bail/Bond 4. Preliminary Hearing  DEA presents evidence to court and court determines if the evidence is  valid  Making sure that people aren’t being held for the wrong reasons  These are for the most serious cases 5. Arraignment/Plea  Are you pleading guilty or not guilty?  Guilty – goes straight to sentencing  Not Guilty – goes to trial first 6. Trial 7. Sentence 8. Post Conviction Relief  Asking trial court for new trial or to overturn the verdict 9. Appeal Trial  Trials are rare o Really expensive o Time consuming o Risk  Steps/Process 1. Voir Dire – Picking a Jury  Both sides get to choose  Looking for bias  Chance to prime cases 2. Opening Statement  Give roadmap to jury as to what they’ll hear and what they should focus  on or contemplate   No argument 3. Plaintiff’s Case   They brought claim/charges, so they go first  Present evidence  Direct  Cross examine  4. Motion for Directed Verdict (civil)/Motion for Judgment of Acquittal (criminal)  Rarely granted 5. Defendant’s Case  In a criminal case, they don’t have to have a case  The Plaintiff has to show what the defendant did  The defendant doesn’t have to show if they didn’t do it 6. Closing  Compelling Arguments (end with theme of case) 7. Jury Verdict – Findings/damages  Criminal case – guilty/not guilty  Civil case – find for plaintiff/find for defendant Remedies  Asking “what do you want?” “What outcome are you looking for?”  Equitable Remedies o Eye for an eye, tooth for tooth VS  Legal Remedies o Based off money or punishment   Civil  o Damages  Divorce Decree/Guardianship/Conservatorship/Probate  Injunction (to do or not to do something)  Criminal o Punishment  Fine  Imprisonment  Restriction/condition (probation)  These all take away liberties State Court Systems  Start at: 1. Trial Court  Limited jurisdiction  Only specific types of cases they are allowed to hear  Ex.  Small claims  Juvenile  County   Municipal (city courts)  General jurisdiction  Can hear everything else  Divorce  Felonies  Probate  Civil 2. Appellate Court  “Colorado Court of Appeals”  Discretionary if even hear appeal  They only look at the Record  Pleadings  Transcript  Exhibits  There are no new facts presented  They look to see if an error was made  Through law  Through lower court 3. State Supreme Court  They don’t have to listen to your case  Writ of Certiorari (sher­she­ori)  Begins state court to take case Federal Court Systems  Start at: 1. Trial court  Federal Administrative Agencies  U.S. District Courts  Specialized U.S. Courts  Bankruptcy Courts  Court of Federal Claims  Court of International Trade  Tax Court 2. U.S. Court of Appeals  Remedy  Affirm (done)  Reverse (send back to Trial Court), Remand (start over), Return 3. U.S. Supreme Court  Writ of Certiorari


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