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Megan Michels Mock Trial Outline COMS 226 Skiles 03/09/10 Opening Speech I. Introduction A. Attention Getter: Give clear emotional appeal of the case description B. Significance Statement: Apply this case to the emotions of the Jury by relating it to their job experiences C. Purpose Statement/Thesis Statement: This case is in your hands (jurors) to decide if the United States will maintain justice in the workplace by holding true to the rule of strict liability of manufacturers to their products in order to protect innocent employees. D. Preview 1. Escola v. Coca-Cola: strict liability enforced because of faulty product 2. Ferebee v. Chevron: strict liability enforced because of poor labeling 3. Borel v. Fibreboard: strict liability enforced because of dangerous product II. Body A. Escola v. Coca-Cola Bottling Company 1. California Supreme Court confirmed that the bottling manufacturer is responsible for the injuries incurred through the use of the product by the consumer.
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Unformatted text preview: 2. Recite a quote from a judge in the case for direct evidence B. Ferebee v. Chevron 1. Court concluded that the manufacturer failed to adequately warn of their products effects on the consumer, and were therefore responsible for any injuries of the consumer based on the rule of strict liability 2. Recite a quote from a judge in the case for direct evidence C. Borel v. Fibreboard 1. Court of Appeals concluded that the Fibreboard Paper Product company et al. were responsible for the injuries acquired by the consumer because their product was reasonably dangerous for the common man, thus holding them to the responsibility of strict liability 2. Recite a quote from a judge in the case for direct evidence III. Conclusion A. Address the jury again and remind them of the important facts of the case, use emotional appeal B. Emotional closing: bring up the perspective of the jurors as employees or employers themselves...
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