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.

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The administration of private justice between the citizens of the same State, the supervision of agriculture and of other concerns of a similar nature, all those things, in short, which are proper to be provided for by local legislation, can never be desirable cares of a general jurisdiction.
dissenting) (arguing excessive assertion of general jurisdiction potentially threatens United States' foreign trade and diplomatic interests).
The Court also found that tribal courts are not courts of general jurisdiction comparable to state courts.
Another provision would revise the jurisdictions and judicial relationships between courts by merging circuit, chancery, probate and juvenile courts into a single trial court of general jurisdiction referred to as a circuit court.
Judge Goldman was appointed to the bench in 1980 and has served in the family court division, criminal division and the general jurisdiction division.
Direct actions: the CFI should be given general jurisdiction to hear direct actions, and questions that are essential to the sound operation of the Community would be reserved for the ECJ.
6770 or the Ombudsman Act which did not grant exclusive jurisdiction to the Ombudsman over cases involving public officials and likewise did not divest the DOJ of its general jurisdiction to conduct preliminary investigation of cases.
Thanks to this decision, the judicial and organizational activities of the courts of general jurisdiction of the Kamchatka Territory will be improved.
The company argued that the state did not have specific personal jurisdiction over the out-of-state plaintiffs or general jurisdiction over Bayer since it was not incorporated in Missouri, does not have its principal place of business and was not at home in Missouri.

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