Laws that regulate and control the rights and duties of persons and are used to resolve disputes.
Laws that establish the process by which litigation is conducted. "The rules of the game."
What are the three categories of public law?
1. Constitutional Law - concerns itself with the rights, powers and duties of federal and state governments under U.S. Constitution and the constitutions of the various states.
2. Administrative Law - concerned with the multitude of administrative agencies , such as the Federal Trade Commission and the National Labor Relations Board.
3. Criminal Law - consists of statutes that forbid certain conduct as being detrimental to the welfare of the state or the people generally and provides punishment for their violation.
Body of law that pertains to the relationships between individuals in an organized society. ____ encompasses the subjects of contracts, torts, and property.
law of torts
Is the primary source of litigation in this country and is also a part of the total body of law in areas such as agency and sales. A _____ is a wrong committed by one person against another or against another person's property. The _____ is predicated on the premise that, in a civilized society, people who injure other persons or their property should compensate them for their loss.