Hathaway Houston para2 westlaw1 - Jasmin Hathaway-Houston Paralegal 2 Westlaw Research Skills 1 Exercise One TERM Mens Rea 1 Locate and cite the

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Jasmin Hathaway-Houston Paralegal 2 Westlaw Research Skills 1 March 15, 2017 Exercise One TERM: 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 Rea in the State of Minnesota. a. Weakening of forfeiture of real property rule. William Mitchell , 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 Two TERM: “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 required b. 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 termination and that it can happen without a warning.

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