General Jurisdiction

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General Jurisdiction

The legal authority of a court to entertain whatever type of case comes up within the geographical area over which its power extends.

General jurisdiction differs from special or limited jurisdiction, which is the power of a court to hear only certain types of cases, or those in which the amount in controversy is below a certain sum or that is subject to exceptions.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Although Chief Judge DiFiore has yet to release her specific plan, it is likely that it will involve merging several trial courts into one court of general jurisdiction, Supreme Court.
The court of general jurisdiction of Yerevan made a decision to arrest the second president of Armenia, Robert Kocharian, for two months in the case of the events of March 1, 2008, on the night of July 28.
It is likely to have the broad outlook of a court of general jurisdiction. Cases which are now cognizable by municipal trial courts, like unlawful detainer cases, will be brought to it if they involve constitutional questions.
4(k)(1)(A) (stating that proper service establishes personal jurisdiction if the defendant "is subject to the jurisdiction of a court of general jurisdiction in the state where the district court is located").
Zoran Verusevski, the former intelligence service chief, his wife Sonja, Interior Ministry official Gjorgji Lazarevski and Branko Palifrov, an employee of the Municipality of Strumica, showed up at the Skopje 1 Court of General Jurisdiction on Wednesday morning, 24 Vesti reports.
To note, on July 20 the court of general jurisdiction of Kentron and Nork-Marash administrative communities of Yerevan
After ystanbul's Civil Court of General Jurisdiction asked MyT about the report on Tuesday during a hearing in which Zarrab is claiming damages for defamation by the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), MyT denied the existence of its report on the criminal activities of Zarrab who was detained as part of the Dec.
The Ambassadors of the Republic of Albania and the Republic of Kosovo to Macedonia were summoned to the Macedonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thursday where they were issued notes of protest against certain official positions and statements coming from both Albania and Kosovo concerning the violent protest that broke out following the decision of the Court of General Jurisdiction in Skopje to pronounce the six defendants in the Monster murder case as guilty of terrorism and sentence them to life imprisonment.
4(k)(1)(A) (service of process is effective to establish personal jurisdiction over a defendant who is subject to the jurisdiction of a court of general jurisdiction in the state where the district court is located')- Under California's long-arm statute, California state courts may exercise personal jurisdiction 'on any basis not inconsistent with the Constitution of this state or of the United States.' Cal.
They include freestanding ECs and ETs, formal and informal panels of judges within a court of general jurisdiction ("green benches" or "green lists"), individual judges within generalist courts who have training and expertise in environmental law and to whom environmental cases are assigned formally or informally, and ETs housed within another government body such as the environmental agency.

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