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Chapter 5 Q UESTION FOR C LASSROOM D ISCUSSION S UPPLEMENT P AGE 107 Products liability action seeking to hold defendant, manufacturer of an intrauterine birth control device, strictly liable for manufacturing an allegedly defective product that injured plaintiff. Plaintiff offers evidence that, after many doctors reported that patients using the device were rendered sterile, defendant altered the design of the device. Defendant objects. How should the court rule under the Federal Rules? The C.E.C.? Q UESTION FOR C LASSROOM D ISCUSSION S UPPLEMENT P AGE 110 Action for personal injuries suffered in an automobile accident. At the scene, defendant said to plaintiff, “You seem to be in a lot of pain. I am so sorry that I ran the red light.” Defendant then followed plaintiff’s ambulance to the hospital
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Unformatted text preview: and paid plaintiff’s hospital bill. After filing of the suit, defendant’s lawyer offered to settle plaintiff’s claim for $100,000. Plaintiff offers to testify to all these matters and defendant objects. How should the court rule under the Federal Rules? The C.E.C.? Q UESTION FOR C LASSROOM D ISCUSSION S UPPLEMENT P AGE 111 Prosecution for murder. In a plea bargaining discussion between defense counsel and the prosector in the presence of defendant, the latter said, “You might as well take me to the gas chamber right now.” No plea agreement was reached and the prosecution offered defendant’s statement into evidence at trial to prove his consciousness of guilt. Is the statement admissible under the Federal Rules? The C.E.C?...
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  • Fall '05
  • Lushing
  • criminal law, Lawyer, Product liability, Jury trial, CLASSROOM DISCUSSION SUPPLEMENT, DISCUSSION SUPPLEMENT PAGE

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