Trial Brief Assignment1(1).doc - Compose a trial brief for Sutterland v Bjork Remember that you must choose to represent one side or the other Unlike in

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Compose a trial brief for Sutterland v. Bjork. Remember that you must choose to represent one side or the other. Unlike in a legal memo, you cannot be subjective in a brief. You must represent one or the other side. Sutterland v. Bjork Larry Sutterland, who lived in Maryland, purchased a camp house from Peiter Bjork for $20,000. The camp is on a cliff overlooking the Green River in Oklahoma. At the time of the purchase, there was evidence of moderate erosion of the cliff: in the past 30 years, about ten feet of the cliff had eroded away. Furthermore, well-publicized studies by geologists confirmed that a severe flood could cut into the cliff by as much as 100 feet. The studies had appeared in the local paper as well as several scientific journals. Sutterland was not aware of studies, and Bjork did not tell him about them. At the time of the purchase, there was approximately 100 feet of space between the cliff's edge and the camp's front door, and Sutterland was not concerned with the erosion at the time of purchase. Two years after the purchase, the Green River experienced a 50-year record flood. Some of the cliff washed away, bringing its edge about 20 feet closer to the camp's front door. Sutterland wants Bjork to buy the camp back. He is willing to resell the camp for the original $20,000 purchase price. He claims that because he was not aware of the studies and because Bjork did not inform him of the studies, he is entitled to a recision of the contract. Bjork is unwilling to buy the camp back, citing the rule of caveat emptor . Compose a trial brief, arguing whether or not Bjork must repurchase the house from Sutterland. Statutes: Consumer Protection Act, 45, 901-965 Section 109, 56, U.S.C. 950 . . . the rule of caveat emptor requires that buyers inspect real estate prior to purchasing or renting it.
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