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Running Head: HILARY CASE1Hilary CaseJohn W. ScottProf Thomas NotoIntroduction to Paralegal StudiesNovember 25, 2018
Hilary Case2Legal MemorandumMemorandumTo: Senior Partner, Attorney for PlaintiffFrom: John W. Scott, ParalegalDate: November 25, 2018Re: Possibility of complete recovery by Hilary DavisFactsOn April 3rd Bobby Jones, A junior in high school held down and threatened Hilary, Davis, a sophomore in high school. The event happened on the school bus as it was dropping the students off at the end of the school day.Following the incident Hilary, Davis was observed to have sustained cuts and to be emotionally distressed.A fellow student Melissa Jones witnessed the event and claimed that she saw a knife in Bobby Jones' hands.There was no knife recovered from the bus.Bobby was returned to school where Nurse Danila conducted a search and found no knife on Bobby.During the search, Bobby said he attacked Hilary because he has been throwing him bad looks for weeks.
Hilary Case3Hilary, Davis went to the doctor on April 4th, 2011, the Doctor verified that Hilary sustained a scalp wound that measured 2.5 centimeters long, cranial abrasions and contusions, and anxiety related to the beating.Presented QuestionUnder Iowa State Law, would Hilary, Davis, as a minor that was attacked by Bobby Jones, a schoolmate, be able to recover for the assault that inflicted physical and emotional distress? AnswerYes, Assault is defined as an act that inflicts harm, unwanted physical contact, or threat to attempt harm. The actions of Bobby Jones might not have been meant to harm Hilary, but it is certain that he was wanting to scare Hilary and instill fear into him.DiscussionThere is adequate proof, eyewitnesses of the event, an incident report, a confession from the alleged party, and a medical report which are all evidence that Bobby assaulted Hilary physicallyand emotionally. The parents of an accused party could be held reliable for the actions of their child in most states. Therefore, the parents of Bobby would be liable for the pain and suffering caused by their son to include any medical expenses that may have accrued.