One of the public policy objectives is to compensate victims by holding
tortfeasors accountable for causing injuries.
Do you think tort litigation has gone too far? Are people using the Court
system to be overly or unjustly compensated for injuries?
WHITE v. HUGH CHATHAM MEMORIAL HOSP.
387 S.E.2d 80 (1990)
97 N.C. App. 130
Aberdeen WHITE, Plaintiff,
HUGH CHATHAM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, INC.,
Court of Appeals of North Carolina.
January 16, 1990.
Mills & Rives by G. Wilborn Rive
In the following hypothetical, determine if negligence exists and if the
tortfeasor will be liable to the injured party.
Identify the plaintiff(s) and the defendant(s).
Dan operates a backhoe for a construction company.
Doug hired the company
Decker v. Princeton Packet
Plaintiffs: Marcy G. Decker, Jackson Decker & Charlotte
Defendant: The Princeton Packet, Inc.
Facts: The issues brought before the court is can a newspaper that unknowingly
published an obituary
Maria is an honor student at a small college. She is worried that
another student, Alex, will take her place as number one in the class
and apply for the same scholarship she desperately needs to continue
Maria calls Alex and pretends that
Wrongful birth actions are lawsuits for the unwanted birth of a
Do you believe that this should be a valid cause of action for a
legal claim? Why or why not.
Please research case law to find an example of a wrongful
birth case. Please briefly descr
In the following hypothetical, determine if absolute liability applies and
if the tortfeasor will be strictly liable to the injured party.
Are any defenses relevant? If so, how would they be applied?
Willie owns a bulldog, which he kept chained in his bac
XXXX v. XXX
Who were the petitioner(s) and respondent(s)? XXXX
Facts: What issue(s) was before the Court?
Rule: Who delivered the opinion of the Court?
Analysis: Give a brief background of the case.
Conclusion: What was the ho
The attractive nuisance doctrine states that land owners owe a higher
duty of reasonable care to trespassing children who are attracted by
swimming pools, abandoned wells, railroad tracks, or unused
Please discuss your opinion on whether or not
Question 29 of 30
In the following hypothetical, identify the product liability issues
involved in this case and support/ explain your answers.
Please remember to list your references.
Chase works for the United States Department of Defense. One day