Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr., Michele Taruffo's American Civil Procedure PDF

By Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr., Michele Taruffo

ISBN-10: 0300065043

ISBN-13: 9780300065046

Discussing either specifics and broader subject matters, this publication describes and analyzes civil litigation within the usa. The e-book explains (without legalese) jury trial, adversary method, the ability of the courts to make legislations in addition to to claim it, and the position of civil justice in govt.

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Such a body of federal law regulates, for example, the minimum wage and working conditions of employees in industry; equal treatment of employees with regard to race, gender, and age; rights and obligations in the securities markets and banking relationships; business transactions involving fraud; responsibilities for preserving the environment; and many of the rights of travelers and shippers by air, rail, and highway transportation.  This kind of litigation constitutes a major part of the activity of the federal courts.

Administrative regulations augment the statutes and generally have the same force as statutory law.  For further example, statutes impose requirements for public filing of relevant information in various kinds of financial transactions and also impose civil liability on a seller who fails to provide truthful information to the buyers in such transactions.  Thus, government agencies and officials have only such authority as is conferred by law, and the courts have authority to determine what the law has conferred.

Thus, the common law is both a flexible legal code and an instrument of judicial lawmaking.  However, the primary medium of federal law remains that of statute, both new legislative measures and occasional amendment of long­ standing statutes. Such a body of federal law regulates, for example, the minimum wage and working conditions of employees in industry; equal treatment of employees with regard to race, gender, and age; rights and obligations in the securities markets and banking relationships; business transactions involving fraud; responsibilities for preserving the environment; and many of the rights of travelers and shippers by air, rail, and highway transportation.

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