The Legal System

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Legal System Identification, Comparison, and Analysis

Team D

Lori Costa, Sharon Distance, Michael Hanson

Brandie Little, Yvette Powell

August 25, 2008

University of Phoenix


Legal System Identification, Comparison, and Analysis

Our firm is committed to providing Mr. Al Jones with legal support in the matter. Our objective is to identify and analyze the legal situation in which Mr. Al Jones's company is involved. In order to preserve business's in a climate of frivolous lawsuits our firm believes that there are reparations that can always be made as Mr. Al Jones did not intentionally commit fraud by making use of the utility line. Mr. Jones's land developing company would have initially been required to receive permits through the city to begin developing the infrastructure of the new subdivision. If the reporting custodian of the city records failed to inform Mr. Jones's company regarding the easement of the utility line, Mr.

Jones's development company should not be held liable. In our analysis of Mr. Jones's legal situation our firm will: describe the state and/or federal court(s) that can review the and resolve the situation, explain which court(s) have jurisdiction over the situation, identify the stages and processes for reviewing the situation in civil court, compare the proposed resolution of the civil aspects of the situation with the criminal acts resolution, and analyze the probable success of a court proceeding and any alternative means of resolving the civil matter including the role of dispute resolution.

Court(s) Review

The U.S. court system is divided between the federal court system and the state court system. The two court systems have "jurisdiction to hear different types of lawsuits" (Cheeseman, 2007, p. 17). The state system includes separate court systems in the District of Columbia and each of the...