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A trial court has ______ jurisdiction and an appellate court has______ jurisdictions

Original
Appellate

2

Refers to a court that may hear a wide variety of cases

General jurisdiction

3

Refers to a court that may only hear specific types of cases, such as tax, traffic, probate, or family disputes

Limited jurisdiction

4

_______ _______ jurisdiction refers to a courts authority to hear a particular type of dispute

Subject-matter

5

__ _______ _________ refers to the courts jurisdiction over the defendant

In personam jurisdiction

6

Refers to the courts jurisdiction over the property in dispute

In rem jurisdiction

7

Begins with the plaintiff, but once the plaintiff proves a prima facie (on its face) case, the burden may shift to the defendant

The Burden of proof

8

Matters of law are determined by the _____

judge

9

A lawsuit by a citizen of one state against a citizen of a different state

Diversity jurisdiction

10

Methods of alternative dispute resolution

Mediation, arbitration, and summary jury trial

11

The pre-trial processing involving interrogatories, request for admissions, and request for documents

Discovery

12

After the verdict:

Either party may make post-verdict motions