Here are the instructions for this assignment:
This assignment consists of two activities. The first activity is to discover the differences between court systems. For that activity, follow the directions in the Discover section and answer the questions. Your answers will be submitted as a document. The second activity in this assignment is completing the form to file a claim in federal court. Follow the directions in the File a Claim section, and submit the completed document.
Courts are divided into federal courts and state courts. The United States Courts’ website (Links to an external site.) contains information about the federal judiciary. Follow the link, and look specifically at the section comparing federal courts and state courts. (Links to an external site.) As you read the comparison chart, answer the following:
- Which court system was specifically established in the United States Constitution?
- Where can people go if they are not satisfied with the decision in a state trial?
- Where can people go if they are not satisfied with the decision in a federal trial?
- What system of government does the United States have that causes it to have two court systems?
- Which system conducts most of the criminal trials?
- When might a case move from the state court system to the federal court system?
Answer the questions and, submit them as a document. Save your assignment using a naming convention that includes your first and last name and the activity number (or description). Do not add punctuation or special characters.
File A Claim section:
Go to the Complaint for a Civil Case (Links to an external site.) section of the United States Courts’ website, (Links to an external site.) and do the following:
- Select the DOCX document and download it.
- Complete the form using the information and the directions provided in the Case Data Document Section.
- Once completed, save the Complaint for a Civil Case form using the naming convention described below.
- Upload the completed form.
The purpose of this activity is to allow you to see the legal terminology in use. It is also an introduction to legal documents and how they are structured.
Submit your saved application as a document. Save your assignment using a naming convention that includes your first and last name and the activity number (or description). Do not add punctuation or special characters.
Access Case Data to continue.
Case Data section:
Abe Chevy, a resident of South Florida, drove onto I-95 heading north to
visit his mother in Atlanta. After crossing over to I75N heading toward
Atlanta, he passed a sign that said, â€œMacon 25 miles.â€ At that point,
he started to think about breakfast for some reason. He looked up and
saw bright lights shining in his rearview mirror. Before he could react,
a fourteen wheeler slammed into the back of his Lincoln SUV causing
property damage and personal injuries. The driver of the truck worked
for a company registered in Georgia. Abe was rushed to the hospital. He
underwent five hours of surgery to remove his spleen. The bill for his
personal injuries amounted to $100,000 and property damage was an
additional $80,000. Abe consulted his attorney to determine what he
should do. He indicated to the attorney that he wants to file a lawsuit
against the Georgia state trucking Company in the Florida District Court
rather than in the State of Georgia.
Explain the basis of the
lawsuit and the theory if any that Abe could potentially, in a state
other than the state where the accident occurred and one of the parties
to the suit resided.