Chapter 12- Case Law Analysis---Is a Case on Point? Case Study and Quiz1. Case StudyBecky Simpson worked as a groom in a show-horse stable for six months. She worked ten hours a day, six days a week, and received wages of $100 per week plus living quarters. Becky said that she was promised $500 per week plus living quarters, but the stable owner, Richard Hart, said that Becky was working at the stable as an intern and was not entitled to any wages. Richard described the $100 per week as a "goodwill stipend." When Becky pressed Richard for $500 per week plus back wages, he put all of her belongings in a garbage bag and tossed them out to the curb. Unfortunately, it was garbage pickup day, and Becky's possessions were hauled off as trash. Becky is suing Richard for back wages, damages for her lost possessions, and mental anguish. Marty works as a paralegal at the law firm that Becky contacted to represent her in her lawsuit against Richard. Marty's supervising attorney assigned him the task of finding cases that apply to Becky's claim for back wages.2.Marty's primary goal is to find cases that are on point, which means that the key facts and rule of law in the court opinions are sufficiently similar to the key facts and rule of law in Becky's case. a. Trueb. False 3. Marty can use the terms on point and precedent interchangeably.
a. Trueb. False
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