Defense Opening Statement - 1 Mouw Your Honor members of the jury choices have consequences This is a case about how a young man’s choices led to his

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1 Mouw Your Honor, members of the jury, choices have consequences . This is a case about how a young man’s choices led to his unfortunate death. It is the plaintiff's burden to prove that Mr. Swift and Spartan Academy are liable for the death of Jordan Simon. They must prove two claims. First, that Terry Swift or Spartan Academy breached their duty of care. Second, that the breach caused Jordan’s death. They will not be able to prove these claims. The evidence will show that the actions and choices made by Jordan and his mother, Kelly Simon, were the direct cause of Jordan’s unfortunate death. Mr. Aubrey Brady, an expert in regulation and enforcement in sports, will testify that Mr. Swift and Spartan Academy complied with the Michigan Interscholastic Association regulations. He will explain that Spartan Academy required that all of their students take a health course that included a week-long segment on the dangers of drug use. Mr. Brady believes Jordan Simon’s death was a result of his choices to violate the rules.
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