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Jasmin Hathaway-HoustonParalegal 2Westlaw Research Skills 1March 15, 2017 Exercise OneTERM:“Mens Rea”1.Locate and cite the Colorado Statute addressing culpability requirements.a.Amended by Laws 1975, H.B.1203, § 1; Laws 1977, H.B.1654, §§ 1, 2.b.Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 18-1-501 (West)2.Locate and cite the William Mitchell Law Review article discussing Mens Reain the State of Minnesota.a.Weakening of forfeiture of real property rule.WilliamMitchell, Opinion, Vol. 5, No. 1, p. 3 (Dec. 1962).b.Minn. Stat. Ann. § 559.21 (West)3.Locate and cite the 2012 United States Court of Appeals (D.C. Circuit) wherein a man appealed his conviction for multiple offenses including racketeering and conspiracy, related to his participation in a series of bank robberies.a.United States v. Cornell, No. 1:11CR402-1, 2012 WL 4866649 (M.D.N.C. Oct. 12, 2012)4.Based on what you have located, how would you define mens rea?a.I would define mens rea, as the person knows that they are committing a crime at the time. Exercise TwoTERM:“At will employment”
1.Locate and cite the Colorado Jury Instructions defining at-will employment.a.Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 24-34-401 (West) 2.Locate and cite the North Dakota Labor and Employment Statute pertaining to Termination of Employment at will.a.§ 34-03-01. Termination of employment at will--Notice requiredb.N.D. Cent. Code Ann. § 34-03-01 (West)3.Locate and cite the 2013 Missouri Court of Appeals case wherein a Honda dealer fired the plaintiff, an at will employee, because his girlfriend bought a car from a different dealership.a.Hedrick v. Jay Wolfe Imports I, LLC, 404 S.W.3d 454 (Mo. Ct.App. 2013)4.Based on what you have located, how would you define “at will employment”?a.An employee can be terminated or dismissed for any reason, without having to prove a cause for the terminationand that it can happen without a warning.