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Legal Environment of Business - 1901 Prof. Leora Eisenstadt Fall 2015 Written Assignment #1 (INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT) Due Date: Sept. 10, 2015 (11:59 pm) Upload to Blackboard Being able to sort out important information in a business memo or court opinion is an important skill for this course and the business and legal world. In the legal community we call the process of sorting out important information from a court opinion, “briefing” an opinion. A court opinion is a judge’s interpretation of the particular law at issue in a civil dispute between two parties. Opinions can be complex and address a variety of issues in between the parties in dispute. Using case “briefs” will help you to understand how the court interpreted the law and how that interpretation may apply to another situation. The first step in briefing cases is determining who the parties are and then the important facts related to the dispute arising between them. Below is an excerpt based on a famous contracts case (several facts have been changed here) Please read the opinion below and answer the questions that follow. Leonard v. Pepsico, Inc. This case arises out of a promotional campaign conducted by the defendant, the producer and distributor of the soft drinks Pepsi and Diet Pepsi. The promotion, entitled “Pepsi Stuff,” encouraged consumers to collect “Pepsi Points” from specially marked packages of Pepsi or Diet Pepsi and redeem these points for merchandise featuring the Pepsi logo. Plaintiff is a resident of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. She was 21 years of age when the facts that followed took place. In addition, when the plaintiff was 13 she was convicted of shop lifting cool whip form a Safeway and sent to “juvie” for 6 months. While preparing dinner one night, the plaintiff saw the Pepsi Stuff commercial and contends that it constituted an offer for a Harrier Jet. The commercial can be seen at the following link Inspired by the commercial, plaintiff set out to obtain a Harrier Jet. Plaintiff explains that she is “typical of the ‘Pepsi Generation’ ... she is young, has an adventurous spirit, and the notion of obtaining a Harrier Jet appealed to her enormously.” While the plaintiff is not a pilot, she was determined to take flying lessons should she obtain the Harrier Jet. The plaintiff also noted that she does not like Pepsi and actually prefers Mountain Dew but was willing to make the sacrifice for the jet.
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