FALL 2010 - LIST OF ASSIGNMENTS:
PRIOR TO THE START OF THE CLASS AS PROVIDED IN THE COURSE
SCHEDULE (5 MARKS)
Mr. and Mrs. Jones were delighted that Tamara Smith, age 72, could babysit their three
children, Sally, age 15, Peter,
age 10, and Constance, age 5, so that Mr. and Mrs. Jones could go
out and watch their favorite movie.
Because the night was so special, Mr. and Mrs. Jones giddily
told Tamara to "feed the kids anything that they wanted from the fridge" and to "do anything that
the kids wanted to do, just so they don't get killed." They also said that they would be "back late,
although we are not sure when," leaving Tamara to think that she might be staying over that night
as she had in the past.
Given the Jones’ statements, Tamara let the kids make their own dinner from the fridge,
which included hot fudge sundays and left-over pizza. Then Constance suggested that they all go
over to ZZZ's Amusement Park to visit "Car Wreck for Less," a new mini-car game in which
drivers in battery operated mini-cars, padded by rubber, rode about in a curb-enclosed ring.
Everyone thought Constance had a great idea. When the group arrived at "Car Wreck for Less,"
the operators explained to a concerned Sally that their cars could travel no faster than 15 m.p.h., in
accordance with federal regulations. They also stated that Miniature Inc., the makers of the mini-
cars, also complied in every way with federal regulations.
Convinced that everything was safe, Sally encouraged everyone to pile into the cars.
Whereas Sally and Peter had their own cars, Tamara and Constance shared one together. Yet all
did not go well. After several minutes of riding, Constance, an affectionate child, was so delighted
that she stood up to hug Tamara tightly in a moment of appreciation. Tamara yelled, "No, no, not
now." Constance's hug, however, caused Tamara to step on the "go" pedal. Peaking at the top
speed of 15 m.p.h, Tamara’s car sped over the curb and into Jodie, who was waiting in line to
purchase a ticket. Both Tamara and Constance hit their heads on the steering wheel, and Jodie fell,
hurting her leg. Distraught at seeing her sister and babysitter's situation, Sally stopped her car in
the middle of the ring and jumped out to hasten her way over to the curb to help out. In the
process, however, Sally was hit by Jim, who was veering to the side in an effort to avoid her.
Sally’s leg was injured and Jim suffered a serious head wound when his head hit the steering
wheel. In the meantime, the excitement caused Peter to become ill from the rich dinner that he had
eaten. In an effort to move quickly to the side of the ring so that he could ease his upset stomach
he ran into Elaine who, from all accounts, was not doing anything wrong. The jolt seriously
sprained Elaine's neck, and injured Peter's hand, which bent back in an effort to shield his head
from the steering wheel.
These turbulent events paled in comparison to the litigious tenure of the
Everyone wanted to sue at least one other party for their injuries. Assume that the Jones live in the