Jurisdiction Assignment

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Read the hypotheticals and answer each of the questions that follow. Ensure you are using the legal terms we are learning in this course within your answers. When explaining your answer make sure to include what rule of jurisdiction tells you the answer. For example, is the court’s jurisdiction based on residency, or federal question…etc.?
 
 

Sarah and John are in a car accident. The accident occurs in North Carolina, Sarah is a resident of Tennessee and John is a resident of South Carolina. Sarah is suing John, asking for $50,000 in damages to cover the cost of repairs and injuries suffered.

Which States Have Jurisdiction over this Case (think Personal Jurisdiction) and Why? (Make sure you explain)

 

Does the Federal Court have Jurisdiction (think Subject Matter Jurisdiction for Federal Court) and Why? (make sure you explain, do not confuse with Personal Juris)

 

Sarah and John are in a car accident. The accident occurs in North Carolina, Sarah is a resident of North Carolina and John is a resident of North Carolina. Sarah is suing John, asking for $100,000 in damages to cover the cost of repairs and injuries suffered.

Which States Have Jurisdiction over this Case (think Personal Jurisdiction) and Why? (Make sure you explain)

 

Does the Federal Court have Jurisdiction (think Subject Matter Jurisdiction for Federal Court) and Why? (make sure you explain, do not confuse with Personal Juris)

 
 
 

Sarah and John are in a car accident. The accident occurs in North Carolina, Sarah is a resident of Tennessee and John is a resident of South Carolina. Sarah is suing John, asking for $100,000 in damages to cover the cost of repairs and injuries suffered.

Which States Have Jurisdiction over this Case (think Personal Jurisdiction) and Why? (Make sure you explain)

 

Does the Federal Court have Jurisdiction (think Subject Matter Jurisdiction for Federal Court) and Why? (make sure you explain, do not confuse with Personal Juris)

 

Billy signs a contract with Home Construction Co. to build his house in North Carolina. The contract is signed in North Carolina, and the price of the home to be constructed is $315,500 dollars. Home Construction does business in the states of Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Their principle place of business is in North Carolina, but they are incorporated in Delaware. At this time Billy lives in Tennessee while waiting on his new home to be built. Home Construction breaches the contract and never builds Billy’s house. Billy sues:

Which States Have Jurisdiction over this Case (think Personal Jurisdiction) and Why? (Make sure you explain)

 

Does the Federal Court have Jurisdiction (think Subject Matter Jurisdiction for Federal Court) and Why? (make sure you explain, do not confuse with Personal Juris)

 

Billy signs a contract with Home Construction Co. to build his house in North Carolina. The contract is signed in North Carolina, and the price of the home to be constructed is $315,500 dollars. Home Construction does business in the states of Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Their principle place of business is in North Carolina, but they are incorporated in Delaware. At this time Billy lives in another house in North Carolina while waiting on his new home to be built. Home Construction breaches the contract and never builds Billy’s house. Billy sues:

Which States Have Jurisdiction over this Case (think Personal Jurisdiction) and Why? (Make sure you explain)

 

Does the Federal Court have Jurisdiction (think Subject Matter Jurisdiction for Federal Court) and Why? (make sure you explain, do not confuse with Personal Juris)