I need an explanation for this Business Law question to help me study.
Organization of the Court System
Subject Matter JurisdictionMark, a citizen of Georgia, was crossing a street in Atlanta when he was struck by a car driven by David, a citizen of New York visiting Atlanta. The car was owned by David’s employer, a Delaware corporation that has its principal place of business in Atlanta, Georgia. Mark sues both David and the corporation in federal district court in Atlanta alleging damages in the amount of $500,000. Does the court have subject matter jurisdiction? Why or why not?
State CourtsWhat role do reviewing or appellate courts play in the judicial process? How do they differ from trial courts?
Federal CourtsXYZ makes and markets a product that it believes will help control weight by blocking the human body’s digestion of starch. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified the product as a drug and orders it removed from the market until it can evaluate its use through testing. XYZ disputes the FDA’s action and seeks to bring suit in the federal courts. Will the federal courts have jurisdiction to hear the case? Why or why not?