Impact of Tort reforms

What are some of the implications of reforming the civil tort system, such as by reducing the amount of money that plaintiffs may be awarded for negligent conduct?

Evidence-Based Practice Principles

What are the ten principles of evidence-based practice principles and rehabilitative approaches? Explain in detail. Do you think juvenile justice programs would be more successful if they followed these principles? Do you think these approaches could be successfully implemented in justice programs? ...

Schizophrenia Resulting in Assault

Debbie, aged sixteen, lives at home with her mother, Jennifer, in a state where the age of majority is eighteen. Jennifer is aware that Debbie has recently exhibited a sometimes violent and delusionary nature diagnosed as schizophrenia, and has attacked persons in the neighborhood. Medication that c...

Malpractice, Misrepresentation, Nuisance, and other Torts

If a court finds that there was a nuisance, it has a range of remedies. An award in damages could be for the degree to which the defendant's actions produce a reduction in the value of the plaintiff's property. A court order (an injunction) could prevent the defendant from engagement in such conduct...

Causation and Damages in a Negligence Action

Juries in civil cases can award compensatory damages to pay the plaintiff for actual loss suffered, but sometimes they can also award punitive damages, above actual loss, to punish the defendant and discourage others. Summarize two cases where punitive damages were awarded- one in which you feel ...

Criminology: Social Learning and Past Belief Systems

Peter Jenkins is a registered sex offender who thinks that it is a woman's role to tend to a man's desires. Men have desires that should be fulfilled whenever he wants to and have no control over the urges, and it is a woman's obligation to fulfill man's sexual needs. He claims that his urges beco...

Are Psychopaths Violent Criminals

In the past few years, there have been several studies on psychopathic personalities. Psychopathology has always been considered a psychological theory of crime. With these new studies (where they have tested the firing neurons in the brain), there is now a controversy over whether a psychopath woul...

Cognitive Restructuring Theory in Traffic Accidents

Tom is driving his brand-new sports car to work. He is very proud of his car because it took a long time to save for his down payment. While stopped at a four-way intersection, he was waiting to proceed into the intersection when another vehicle cut him off. This made him slam on his breaks, and...

Federal Trade Commission: AOL/Timewarner

First, you are to go to the Federal Trade Commission's website at http://www.ftc.gov/bc/index.shtml and select one proposed merger for your paper. I have selected AOL - TIMEWARNER. Present a complete description of the industry. List and describe the firms in the industry.

Strain Theory & Cognitive Restructuring

A general strain theory was proposed by Robert Agnew. In this theory, he proposed that strain did not arise when people had a failure to meet the American Dream, but that everyone, in every social class, had frustrations in his or her daily life. Most strain theorists listed failure to achiev...

Criminology and Psychology in Adolescent Drug Use

Mary and Stacey are seniors at Silver State High School. They have been friends since the second grade. Stacey called Mary on Saturday evening and asked her to take her home because she could not find her car. Mary knows that her best friend has been drinking excessively over the past 3 months. She ...

Civil Law and Civil Procedure in the Public Sector

You are a student in a masters in criminal justice program. Assume for the sake of this question that upon graduation you will be working i) as a supervisor ii) for a public sector agency/entity iii) related to public safety or social services. This course can fairly be characterized as an introdu...

Civil Issues

Ted, a purely fictional character, is a police captain in the fictional city of Shorfolk, Virginia, a medium sized city on the mid-Atlantic coast. In an effort to improve police-citizen relations, Ted initiates the Aretha Frankiln Ride-along program. Ted tells his chief that the program will gene...

Product Safety Regulations and Liability

1. Analyze the ways in which the U.S. government regulates product safety and make at least one recommendation for how the regulatory approach of one of the agencies discussed (FDA, CPSC, or NHTSA) could be improved. 2. Review "The Ford Pinto Case" and discuss whether tort or wrong-doing was comm...

Difficulties Enforcing the Civil Rights Act

1. Analyse the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to determine which part of the act is the most difficult to enforce. Discuss the difficulties identified as well as steps that could be taken to address those difficulties. 2. Discuss possible additions to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Explain your rational...

Trespassing and Compensation Law in Connecticut

I need help with the following case study: Dennis is a 10-year-old boy who is always getting into trouble. Everyone in the neighborhood knows Dennis; they've actually nicknamed him "The Menace." Mr. Wilson lives right next door to Dennis and has posted a large "No Trespassing" sign in his front y...

My opinion on an injury case

How do you write an opinion letter on the following personal injury case: On January 1, 2012 Ima N. Payne, a single, Washington state resident, was seriously injured when she fell through an open manhole. She was awarded compensatory damages by a jury on May 1, 2012 of $500,000 for her injuries, ...

Samantha Smith came into your office. She was shopping at a local grocery store a few months ago and had an accident. While she was in the aisle with shower items she slipped and fell on some shampoo that had leaked out of one of the bottles. Samantha had to be taken to the hospital. She was diagnosed with a broken hip and had to spend the night in the hospital. She will also have to go through many months of physical therapy. Samantha has no healthcare insurance and is a young single mother to a 2 year old son. The store says that they were not aware of the spill of the shampoo. The store said that an employee checks the aisles for anything on the floors at the top of the hour. The day Samantha fell, the employee in charge of the aisle inspection was an older gentleman with glasses. The shampoo on the floor was a clear gel. She fell about 1:30 p.m. The store log says an inspection was last done at 12:45 p.m. The accident happened in a store in Indiana.

Samantha Smith came into your office. She was shopping at a local grocery store a few months ago and had an accident. While she was in the aisle with shower items she slipped and fell on some shampoo that had leaked out of one of the bottles. Samantha had to be taken to the hospital. She was diag...

contacting law enforcement

Summary: Florida Representative Mark Foley suddenly resigned over his sexually explicit Internet contacts with underage congressional pages. He said, "I strongly believe that I am an alcoholic and have accepted the need for immediate treatment for alcoholism and related behavioral problems." Republ...

defamation of character

Star famous motion picture actor. Shutterbut take a picture of STar holding a roast beef sandwich without Star's knowledge. Shutterbug sold the picture to the National Beef Organization. Although well known Star was vegetarian Shutterbug assured NGO that Star had recently renounced vegetarian statu...

Exercise company manufactures bike which is purchased

Exercise company manufactures bike which is purchased and placed in Club. Patty is injured on bike when handlebars come loose gave way causing injuries to arm. Suit against Club based on strict product liability. Evidence employees of Club had received frequent complaints about handlebars of the ...

Identify relevant case laws.

You work for a law firm who has recently won a large personal injury case. Opposing counsel has filed for appeal based on alleged factual errors made by the trial court. The supervising paralegal wants to know what the standard of review would be on appeal. Please research the Louisiana Constitution...

You are a paralegal working for an electrical utility who is interested in providing energy in Louisiana. They are curious to see what standard of liability will be applied to them if someone gets electrocuted. Provide an explanation of the standard of liability applied to electrical utilities. I need to know which cases apply, copy and paste links of any relevant law that may be applied.

You are a paralegal working for an electrical utility who is interested in providing energy in Louisiana. They are curious to see what standard of liability will be applied to them if someone gets electrocuted. Provide an explanation of the standard of liability applied to electrical utilities. ...

Discuss intentional infliction of emotional distress.

One of the most recently "invented" and most controversial of the intentional torts is that of "intentional infliction of emotional distress." This tort allows a person to recover damages even without sustaining any physical damage. However, the elements necessary for this tort are not easy to estab...

This posting addresses check fraud and losses.

Heat Oil has a checking account with the Bank of Stern for its payroll expenses. One day Garnett, who has a checking account at Jordan Bank, breaks into Heat Oil's office and steals the company's checkbook. He makes out a check to himself for $200, and indorses the check to Best Buy for the purcha...

Breach rationale

Brian McDonald spent his time away from work on his hobby, model trains. His train set was large and consisted of rare and one-of-a-kind trains. One day, while visiting with fellow train hobbyist Harry, Brian said, â??When I retire in 2 years from Foodmart, Iâ??m going to sell my trains and spend ...

Negligence Tort

Hypothetical: John Stokely is a sales executive for AAA Auto Dealers, a local automobile dealership. He often drives to the manufacturing facility, which is 150 miles from the dealership, to check on new orders. Johnâ??s employer reimburses him for gasoline, food, and lodging, and provides John ...