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1

Which was the first country to establish colonies in North America?

Spain

2

Who were the founding fathers of the USA?

Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison

3

Which are the four stages of civil procedure?

Pleading
Pre-Trian
Trial
Post-Trial

4

Illustrate the principle of cheks and balances emodied in the US Consitution

The power to declare war is with the Congress, but the President is commander chief of the armes forces

5

At what stage in US civil procedure is discovery usually done?

After the plaintiff has filled his complaint

6

A statement about federal jugdes

They are appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate

7

- Rider from New Yrok
-Insured collision in New York
-By a woman from New Jersey
-100,000 $ damage
-NY state court
-is federal court possible?

Yes, if the plaintiff is seeking more then 75,000 $ in damages

8

-Woman wants to file a law suit
-against the hotel
-under federal civil right law
-must she file this suit in a federal court?

Yes, because her claims is under federal law

9

The US Congress passes a law, is this law immediately effective?

No, because it has not yet been signed by the President

10

-under state law
-state court
-appeals and loses
-appeals at the state supreme court
-does he have the right to have the US Sumpreme Court hear the appeal?

No, because there is no right to have the Supreme Court heard appeals in any but a very select category of cases in which this case does not fall

11

Is it correkt to say the original text of the US Constitution does not provide for any fundamental rights?

Yes, those rights were added later

12

What was the signifiance of the Decleration of Independence of 4 July 1776?

The original 13 states seceded Great Britain

13

Under the US Consitution:

The Supreme Court made itself the most powerful branch

14

The Supreme Court decided whether something is constituional or not. Why can the Supreme Court do this?

Because the Supreme Court has given itself the power to do so

15

Before which court would you file a claim based on the Sherman Act?

This is federal law, therefore before a federal court

16

Why did Bank Wegelin settle its case before the US court although it has no business presence in the USA?

The fact alone that the bank would have been indicated before a US court would have forced Wegelin to file for bankruptcy

17

How many court systems do the US have?

The US has two court systems: a federal one and a state one (one each state one)

18

What are the 5 specialities of a US civil procedure?

Jury, discovery, class action, lawyers fee, punititive damage

19

What is consideration?

A necessary element to make agreements binding contracts

20

What is needed to win a tort case?

Tort cases need either negligence or intention, unless there is strict liability

21

What is the so called Deleware effect?

Deleware has a low level of company regulation what causes other states to lower the level of their regulations, too

22

What is the rule of reason?

This rule allows the courts not to apply the wording of the provision of the Sherman Act to all offenses strictly but only to the called hard core violations

23

On what sources of law did the courts base its decision in Pierson v. Post?

Common law, citing prior cases not only decided by British courts but also sources like laws made by the late Roman emperors

24

What is TTIP?

A comprehensive free trade agreement between the USA and the EU

25

What is the so called commerce clause?

The provision in the US Constituion that gives power to federal government to regulate interstate trade

26

Who are the two sisters republics?

Switzerland and the United States

27

Which form uf business organization is ideal for a law firm in the USA and why?

LLP, because it allows a partnership structure with limitation of personal liability by insurance

28

A true statement

The USA is by far the most important foreign direct investor in Switzerland

29

Under US antitrust law one can claim triple damage. What is that?

The compensation is three times the actual damage

30

What is the Uniform Commercial Code - UCC?

A non-binding model law to harmonize the different state regulations of commerce