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  Law in action - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Law in action is a legal theory, associated with legal realism, that examines the role of law, not just as it exists in the statutes and cases, but as it is actually applied in society.
The law in action theory is closely associated with the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Law in action is also a programme on BBC Radio 4 presented by Clive Coleman which aims to cover the law in a manner which is understandable to the layman.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Law_in_action   (160 words)

 The law in action
An action begins when the plaintiff files a pleading with the court, setting out the complaint against the defendant and the remedy that the plaintiff is seeking.
Depending on the practice and procedure of the court in which the action is commenced, such a document may be called a writ of summons, a statement of claim, a declaration, or an application.
Depending on the subject matter of the action, and the court in which the action is taken, the defendant in a civil matter may have a right to a trial by judge and jury.
www.oas.org /Juridico/mla/en/can/en_can_mla_action.html   (3861 words)

 Davis law in action essay
“Law in Action” also means that in teaching and research, no matter how interesting we find a legal theory, we always need to ask, “How does this affect people’s lives in the real world?” It is an orientation that has led to our national reputation for innovative approaches to both teaching and scholarship.
As at law schools everywhere, the focus is on appellate opinions, and students are asked to analyze and evaluate the holding, apply it to other factual settings, and consider alternative approaches the court might have taken.
Consistent with our “Law in Action” philosophy, we see these clinical and skills courses as important settings for students to integrate their first-hand experiences with their classroom coursework to build a much richer appreciation of how the legal system works in practice.
www.law.wisc.edu /Davislawinactionessay.htm   (1686 words)

 Texas Class Action Law
In a plaintiff class action case, a named plaintiff initiates a lawsuit on behalf of numerous other persons who have similar claims, but who are not named in the lawsuit and who never need to appear in court.
Prior to the use of class actions, the English courts required that any person, whether plaintiff or defendant, who had a material interest in a case be made a named party in the litigation so that a judgment in the case would be binding on him or her.
Because the law provides that a class representative may sue or be sued on behalf of a group, class actions may involve a plaintiff class, a defendant class, or both.
www.weblocator.com /attorney/tx/law/b14.html   (4787 words)

 The Law of Action-Reaction (Revisited)
In the second unit of The Physics Classroom, Newton's third law of motion was introduced and discussed.
In accord with Newton's second law of motion, the acceleration of an object is dependent upon both force and mass.
According to the law, the force exerted by object 1 upon object 2 is equal in magnitude and opposite in direction to the force exerted by object 2 upon object 1.
www.glenbrook.k12.il.us /gbssci/phys/Class/momentum/u4l2a.html   (1066 words)

 California Class Action Law
While many of the provisions for these two special types of class action suits are similar to the general rules, a full discussion of their specific provisions is beyond the scope of this chapter.
California law provides that a party may sue or be sued as a representative of others when two criteria for class certification are met.
The court also considers the difficulty of managing the case as a class action, as well as the desirability of bringing all parties together in the California courts, and the nature and extent of any individual lawsuits about the same issues that are underway already.
www.weblocator.com /attorney/ca/law/b14.html   (5055 words)

 Levy, Ram & Olson - Attorneys at Law: Class Action FAQ
Class actions provide a mass remedy for people whose claims are relatively small and who therefore might not be able to afford access to the courts if they had to file their own lawsuit.
The attorney for the plaintiff makes a motion for the court to certify that the case may proceed as a class action and that all parties who have similar claims are members of the class.
If the judge certifies the case as a class action, the judge will order notice to be given to all class members having a similar claim during a particular time period so that they may be informed of the lawsuit and decide whether to decline to be included in the class ("opt out").
www.lrolaw.com /class_action_faq.jsp   (437 words)

 Miami Class Action Attorney
A class action is a representative action where one or more plaintiffs actually named in the complaint, along with their counsel, pursue a case for themselves and the defined class against one or more defendants.
Most class actions are called "plaintiff class actions;" however, in limited circumstances a class action can be filed against one or more defendants representing a group of defendants -- a "defendant class" action.
If you have a question about class action litigation, or are concerned you may be adversely affected by a pending case, please contact us for more information.
www.miamiattorney.com /miamiclassaction.htm   (277 words)

 Graham Stowe Bateson - Law in Action
With 12 specialist and highly experienced family lawyers and a further 15 support staff, the Family Law Unit is the largest in Yorkshire and the North East and one of the busiest in the country.
Grahame Stowe Bateson was one of the first law firms in the UK to ensure all their family lawyers were trained as mediators.
As well as its specialist Family Law Unit, the firm is acknowledged as one of the leading criminal defence practices in the North of England.
www.gsblawyers.com /news/18.php4   (668 words)

 Blood money, new money, and the moral economy of tort law in action Law & Society Review - Find Articles
The results pose a challenge to the conventional understanding that tort law in action is a simpler, more streamlined version of tort law on the books.
In addition, the results suggest that compensation and retribution figure far more prominently in tort law in action than does the deterrence emphasized in much of the theoretical and doctrinal literature.
And, even though we know that tort law in action is in some sense "really" about liability insurance, we also know that many defendants do not have enough liability insurance to compensate the people they injure (Conard et al.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3757/is_200101/ai_n8935711   (825 words)

 NYU School of Law - Center for Labor and Employment Law: Class Action Conference
Increasingly, employment law claims are brought as class and collective actions.
For defendants, the prospect of group action significantly enhances the stakes of the litigation for the Company, and often involves "bet the Company" claims.
To be effective advocates, lawyers and human resources experts must master not only the substantive law, but also federal rulemaking developments and be able to negotiate difficult group dynamics.
www.law.nyu.edu /centers/labor/conferences/2002_2003/classaction/index.html   (269 words)

 3D Month 2003 -Law Enforcement Action Planner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Law enforcement agencies in every State and locality are serving on the front lines in the fight against this deadly threat to America's communities.
Law enforcement agencies should inform prosecutors and judges of increased enforcement of drunken driving laws, lest clogged courtrooms enable offenders to walk away with minimal punishment.
Have law enforcement representatives available who are familiar with crackdown activities to assist community groups interested in joining the campaign.
www.nhtsa.dot.gov /people/injury/alcohol/3D-month03/lawenforcement.htm   (954 words)

 The Scout Law in Action: Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The boys themselves frequently took part in discussions on the differing points of the law as applied to daily life, and the interchange of ideas resulted in a quickened appreciation of the principles in the mind of the author.
The backbone of the book is the insistence upon the priority of obligations of honor over the so-called "law of necessity"; or a reassertion of the ethics of Christian Knighthood.
In almost every case of doubtful practice, the excuse is the same: "A man must live!" The spirit of the Scout Law denies this assertion and claims that a man may die, -- as thousands are dying every hour of the day -- that his honor may be kept clear and clean.
ecommunity.uml.edu /scouting26/sctlaw/intro.html   (307 words)

 WLJ - Class action law raises jurisdictional issues
Because the act expands federal diversity jurisdiction over class actions, federal courts are likely to see more class cases that concern questions of state law, whether the cases are filed in federal court originally or removed there by defendants.
If all of the decisions in an area of state law are issued by federal courts, that could stunt the development of that field of law, he said.
Dixon, who represents class action plaintiffs in his practice as a partner at Miner, Barnhill and Galland PC, said that while the act will in most cases have little effect on class action practice in Wisconsin, it poses a danger to plaintiffs in consumer class action lawsuits.
www.wislawjournal.com /archive/2005/0323/class-action-032305.html   (1253 words)

 Consumer Action :: California’s Lemon Law
It explains how the law works, which vehicles are covered, the arbitration programs used by most car dealers, and how consumers can pursue a lemon law claim in California.
While the law cannot help everyone with a "lemon" (a problem car), and some people may have to hire an attorney to get their cases resolved, the law does create important rights for car buyers.
The law covers "certified" used cars (autos with quality guarantees sold by dealers or through manufacturers' programs), resold lemons (defective vehicles that are bought back by manufacturers or dealers and then resold) and autos covered by extended service contracts.
www.consumer-action.org /english/articles/california_lemon_law_eng   (1772 words)

 Class action law suits - Obtain entitled damages
A class action lawsuit allows large groups of individuals who have been harmed by systematic or widespread misconduct to join together to file a single class action suit.
They then ask the court to certify the case as a class action, which allows them to represent the named plaintiffs as well as the thousands of unnamed victims (known as the "class") who have suffered similar injuries as a result of the defendant's conduct.
Once the case is certified as a class action, the court then generally requires the parties to send notice to people who may have been affected by the defendant's conduct.
www.classactionconnect.com /classaction.htm   (548 words)

 Environmental Law Clinic Class Action Fund
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of a large class action settlement in the state of Maryland, the environmental law clinic at Georgetown University Law Center is the beneficiary of more than $63,000, which it will use to further protect citizens of the region from environmental harm.
Lead counsel for the plaintiffs, Philip Friedman of Friedman Law Offices PLLC in Washington, D.C., presented the funds to the law clinic in recognition of its efforts to preserve the quality of the Chesapeake Bay, a vital natural resource for all Marylanders.
Part of the Law Center's Institute for Public Representation, the environmental law clinic came into being in 1991 and has succeeded in protecting communities in the metropolitan area from destructive land uses such as trash and hazardous waste dumps.
www.law.georgetown.edu /news/releases/august.30.2004.html   (457 words)

 Employment Law :: Class Action Defense Blog
California law permits employers to adopt "no additional accrual" policies, so the question before the federal court was whether $64 per day was lawful or whether the employer was required to "buy back" the vacation time at the employees' hourly rate of pay.
A Disney employee filed a putative class action against the company seeking compensation under California state law for travel time based on the theory that certain employees were assigned to a parking lot located one mile from the Disneyland theme park, and Disney provided shuttles to transport them between the parking lot and the park.
The defense demurrer to the new 17200 cause of action was sustained without leave to amend, and the defense summary adjudication motion as to the balance of the class action claims was granted.
classactiondefense.jmbm.com /20articles/23_employment_law   (3489 words)

 Law - Call to Action
In particular, it was intended to be a mandate for law firms to make immediate and sustained improvements in this area.
Our action is based on the need to enhance opportunity in the legal profession and our recognition that the legal and business interests of our clients require legal representation that reflects the diversity of our employees, customers and the communities where we do business.
In furtherance of this renewed commitment, this is intended to be a Call to Action for the profession generally and in particular for our law departments and for the law firms with which our companies do business.
www.cargill.com /careers/opportunities/law_calltoaction.htm   (292 words)

 Law In Action
Law In Action (LIA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Greenville, SC.
LIA has joined with the Centers for Equal Justice (Legal Services) to provide free counsel for low income parents.
Students play the roles of prosecutors and defense in cases prepared by LIA volunteers.
www.sclia.org   (299 words)

 LAW: Class Action Lawsuits 08.16.03
For example, Illinois is rife with laws against deceptive practices in selling cars, and California has powerful statutes against deceptive advertising, deceptive sales, and unfair acts to protect all consumers.
While the law varies from state to state, plaintiffs prefer jury trials, since juries side with the little man and award huge payments if the accused in wealthy.
While the majority of lawyers are like Rob honest, there is a while section of law which needs to be reformed, making the abuses described difficult or impossible.
www.stanford.edu /group/wais/Law/law_ClassActionLawsuits(081603).html   (744 words)

 The St. Petersburg Times - Business - Land Law in Action   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Leningrad Oblast Legislative Assembly has passed a law on agricultural land sales in the region, banning such land from being purchased by foreigners, as determined by federal legislation.
The law specifies that no less then 1 hectare of land can be sold at one time, with the total amount of land offered not exceeding 10 percent of the total agricultural area of a district.
By passing the land law local authorities have done nothing except bringing local law to accordance with federal legislation, said Vladimir Leonov, the Legislative Assembly lawmaker quoted by Rosbalt last week.
www.sptimes.ru /index.php?action_id=2&story_id=704   (489 words)

 BBC NEWS | Programmes | Law in Action | Controversial Clients
BBC Radio 4's Law in Action was broadcast on Friday, 4 June, 2004 at 1600 BST.
In the week when Abu Hamza appeared in Court for a bail hearing, Law in Action talks to the lawyers of some controversial and high profile clients.
Law in Action investigates whether the UK should adopt a 'Good Samaritan' law as exists in many other European countries.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/programmes/law_in_action/3777117.stm   (307 words)

 New federal law requires U.S. action New federal law requires U.S. action - Jan/Feb 99
Evangelicals led the effort for the law, which creates a nine-member, bipartisan commission to investigate and report annually on nations that commit or permit “a systematic, widespread and ongoing or consistent pattern of egregious violations’’ of religious freedom.
The law requires that the president be accountable to Congress and the American people.
Additionally, the law creates an ambassador-at-large in the State Department to be the point person on religious freedom issues.
www.layman.org /layman/the-layman/1999/jan-feb99/federal-law-requires-action.htm   (876 words)

 Graham Stowe Bateson - Law in Action
A member of the Law Society Mental Health Panel since 1987, he has represented clients throughout Yorkshire.
Graduated from the University of Wales with a LLB in 1986 and went on to Chester College of Law.
Specialist areas: Family law, in particular Children’s Act cases, contact, residence, care proceedings, probate and personal injury.
www.gsblawyers.com /partners.php4   (390 words)

 BBC - Radio 4 - Law in Action
The defendants in both cases were convicted by a majority of the jury, but a dissenting member of that jury then made serious allegations of bias in their fellow jurors.
One legal action is by the French Government which argues, among other things, that the new law is fatally unclear.
At the trial the jury decided that Hart's actions were responsible for the crash, and he was sentenced to five years in prison.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio4/news/lawinaction/index_20031010.shtml   (1827 words)

 Affirmative Action and the Law
Equal Rights Under the Law (42 USC ยง1981 - 1996a) provides right to enforce laws and the same rights as "white persons" including making and enforcing contracts, These rights are protected against impairment by nongovernmental discrimination and impairment under color of State law.
Executive Order 10,925 was issued on March 6, 1961 by President Kennedy directed federal contractors to take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin.
Where qualified minorities and women are underrepresented, a federal contractor's affirmative action plan must include "goals and timetables" for achieving a representative workforce.
academic.udayton.edu /race/04needs/affirmat.htm   (2150 words)

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