Rich Pugh Unit 3 Case Analysis

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Case Analysis 1 Case Analysis: Week 3 Student: Rich Pugh Kaplan University LS311: Business Law I Instructor Nivea Castro, J.D. June 27, 2011
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Case Analysis 2 Facts/History Armington, while robbing a drugstore, shot and seriously injured Jennings, a drugstore clerk. Armington was subsequently convicted in a criminal trial of armed robbery and assault and battery. Jennings later brought a civil tort suit against Armington for damages. Armington contended that he could not be tried again for the same crime, as that would constitute double jeopardy, which is prohibited by the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution. Issue Armington’s contention that he could not be tried for the same crime twice due to double jeopardy that is prohibited by the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution. Decision/Reason Armington can be tried again in a civil court for the damages that he caused to Jennings. Double jeopardy only applies to criminal law in that a person cannot be tried for the same crime twice (Standler, 1998). It does not apply to civil lawsuits based on the same crime.
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