Project 1

Please submit to Assignment Folder.PurposeThis project focuses on sources of law, statutory law, analysis of cases, application to facts in specific cases. For this project, you will conduct basic legal research, analyze facts and issues, and apply relevant law to facts. You will also use critical thinking to write a clear, comprehensive analysis.Outcomes Met by Completing this AssignmentApply an understanding of sources of law and structures of the legal system to recommend actions in the legal environment.Evaluate factual situations and make recommendations based on statutory and case law.InstructionsBackground: As the summer internship program nears the end, Bernie asks you and the other interns to complete an analysis of a client’s scenario/case based upon three appellate opinions and make a recommendation based on your analysis. You will note that we are assisting the same client we assisted in Learning Activity #3, Mrs. Smith. (In Learning Activity #3 we identified mandatory and persuasive authority and arguments and counterarguments for Mrs. Smith’s case.) In this assignment, we will present legal analysis for Mrs. Smith, including for one of the example cases we explored in Learning Activity #3. Read the scenario below and answer the questions that follow. After the scenario, you are given three examples. Each “example case†is a summary of an appellate case. Prepare a 2- to 4-page report that provides answers to the questions that follow each Example Case Summary.Format for Report: There are two parts to this report. Submit the report in the format below, thoroughly explaining your answers. There are two parts to this report. (The length is a suggestion and may be longer or slightly shorter; the important thing is the report needs to be detailed and comprehensive.) Scroll down for details about format. Please note on the grading rubric that deductions will be taken for not following instructions. Scenario: Mabel Smith, 80, was shopping at a supermarket with her daughter in Houston, Texas. She walked slowly, with her daughter holding her arm. While walking down an aisle, she and her daughter maneuvered around an employee who was restocking fruit from a stack of boxes placed in the middle of the aisle. Despite her attempts to walk around the boxes, Mrs. Smith’s left foot caught on the corner of the bottom box, and she fell to the floor. She sprained her ankle, and her head hit the side of a fruit stand. Because she had hit her head and appeared disoriented, an ambulance was called to transport her to the hospital. She was diagnosed with a concussion and had bruises and a cut on her head. She was admitted to the hospital for two days.Assume Mrs. Smith wants to file a lawsuit in Houston against the supermarket to recover costs for her medical expenses.You are tasked with writing a report analyzing Mabel Smith’s case and the possibility of her recovering damages. Your legal research has yielded three appellate cases from the Supreme Court of Texas, represented by Example Case A, Example Case B, and Example Case C below.Part I: Analysis for Each Example CaseNote: While you are not required to present your answers in the IRAC format, you must provide complete analysis/explanation to support your conclusions.A. Example Case A Summary: A 42-year-old clerical worker tripped and fell over a case of cola that had fallen off the shelf and was sitting in the aisle of an El Paso, Texas convenience store. She was taken by ambulance to a local emergency room where she was treated for a sprained right ankle, and a torn ligament in her right knee. She sued the convenience store claiming the case of cola was blocking the aisle and that the store was negligent in not moving it out of the way of customers’ path. The Defendant store claimed it had no knowledge that the case of cola had fallen off the shelf. The jury found that the Defendant convenience store was liable for the Plaintiff’s injuries and awarded the Plaintiff damages of $99,112. The Defendant appealed. The Supreme Court of Texas upheld the jury’s finding and the jury’s award of damages. “Example A†is the appellate case from the Supreme Court of Texas.1. Analyze and explain whether this Example Case would serve to support Mrs. Smith’s case (scenario) applying the doctrines of stare decisis and primary authority.2. Explain how this Example Case could support Mrs. Smith’s case.B. Example Case B Summary: A 37-year-old woman was walking through a drug store in San Antonio, Texas when she slipped and fell over a cosmetics display stand sitting at the end of an aisle. The display partially blocked the aisle through which customers would walk. The woman sustained knee, foot and shoulder injuries requiring surgery. She sued the drug store for her injuries. The jury found the Defendant store liable and awarded her damages of $152,000. The Defendant appealed. The Supreme Court of Texas upheld the jury’s finding and the jury’s award of damages. “Example B†is the case from the Supreme Court of Texas.1. Analyze and explain whether this Example Case would serve to support Mrs. Smith’s case (scenario) applying the doctrines of stare decisis and primary authority.2. Explain how this Example Case could support Mrs. Smith’s case.C. Example Case C Summary: Jon was shopping in a home goods store in Austin, Texas when he fell on a wet and soapy floor. He sustained a broken leg and a wrist injury requiring medical treatment and physical therapy. Jon sued the home goods store for failing to warn of the wet floor and potential fall hazard. The Defendant store admitted wet floor warning signs were not placed at the time of the accident, and the wet area was not blocked off from customers. In a jury trial, the jury found the Defendant store liable and awarded Jon damages of $22,000. The Defendant appealed. The Supreme Court of Texas upheld the jury’s finding and the jury’s award of damages. “Example C†is the case from the Supreme Court of Texas.1. Analyze and explain whether this Example Case would serve to support Mrs. Smith’s case (scenario) applying the doctrines of stare decisis and primary authority.2. Explain how this Example Case could support Mrs. Smith’s case.Part II: Conclusion/Recommendation What is your conclusion/recommendation about the outcome of Mrs. Smith’s case (scenario) and whether she is likely to collect damages. Identify which of the Example Cases above provides the strongest support for your conclusion/recommendation.Explain why your chosen Example Case Summary best supports your conclusion/recommendation.FORMATThe report should follow the format below. Label all parts, and sub parts of the report.TO: Bernie Franks, Director of ParalegalsFROM: your nameRE: Case AnalysisDATE: Part I. Analysis for Each Example CaseA.1.2.B.1.2.C.1.2.Part II. Conclusion/RecommendationA.B.C.Create a Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) document that is double-spaced, 12-point Arial or Times New Roman. There is no page requirement. Write clearly and concisely.Include a title page with your name, course/section number, date.Use in text citations for information taken from published resources; you may APA (see How to Use APA in Course Resources in Content) or insert the URL for any internet resources.Include a References list of cited resources. (See How to Use APA in Course Resources in Content.)Label all parts and subheadings and label each part of each report. Before Submitting Reports:Review the Reports: Thoroughly read the reports to ensure all required elements are included and instructions followed. Review the grading rubric to ensure that you gain the most points possible for this project.Proofread for spelling and grammatical issues: Read the paper aloud;Use the spell and grammar check in Word;Have someone with excellent English skills proof the paper for errors;Consider submitting the paper to the Effective Writing Center (EWC).Submit the paper in the Assignment Folder by the due date/time as per posted Late Policy in Content. The project file submitted to the Assignment Folder will be considered the final product submitted for grading. It is students’ responsibility to verify the work submitted is the correct file. If there is any question or difficulty with technicalities in submitting the project, immediately email the project to the professor. Emailed work cannot be graded, but emailing the project to the professor will confirm timely submission to avoid a late submission that may not be graded for credit. Next, follow up to confirm the project was properly transmitted to the Assignment Folder; contact UMUC Support if necessary. Technical issues will not excuse late submissions except as consistent with the posted Late Policy and submission of verifiable documentation.NOTE: All submitted work is to be your original work (only your work). You may not use any work from another student, the Internet, an online clearinghouse, or work you have submitted in another course. You are expected to understand the Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism Policy, and know that it is your responsibility to learn about instructor and general academic expectations about proper citation of sources as specified in the APA Publication Manual, 6th Ed. You are held accountable for in-text citations and an associated reference list only. *This course is Introduction to Law (2198) please view project 1 for citations*

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