week 10 of LS 201
week 10 of LS 201 17170
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kristi Meyer on Monday November 2, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to 17170 at Grand Valley State University taught by Ruth Stevens in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 26 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Law in Law at Grand Valley State University.
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Date Created: 11/02/15
Week 9 of LS 201 class Overview of what we did in class 0 Monday we discussed more tort law 0 We also went over the case brief due next week 0 Wednesday there is no class Lecture Day 18 notes o Reminder for when we start contract law 0 Bring a contractwavier that you have signed if you have none then find one on the intemet 0 Example in the book on page 179 is there a way around the wavier 0 Yes the wavier that the man signed did not say anything about the negligence of the health club in and of itself I They we negligent by not having the right pin on the machine 0 There is a link in the power point for strict liability since the book didn t go into much detail 0 Statutory tort 0 Workers compensation 0 Product liability example in class was if the Elmo failed I Manufacturers defect if the Elmo caught on fire due to a defect it would be the manufacturers fault I Design defect if it was poorly designed I Failure to warn lawnmower example if someone used it as hair cutting equipment the manufacturer or maker could be sued 0 There is a wacky warnings link in the power point 0 Types of damages 0 Compensatory actual damages 0 Economic for insurance companies I Lost wages I Medical bills 0 Noneconomic for person I Pain and suffering I Loss of consortium o Punitive not in Michigan designed to punish the person if they knew about a problem and did nothing about it or sold it anyways o Exemplary variation of punitive damages 0 Nominal damages I Awarded when there is liability but the actual claim would be very small not a lot of pocket money or money to be awarded so they give you like a dollar for your troubles People Vs Johnson Case Brief 0 Procedural history 0 Starts in trial court he is chargedmade a plea of guilty With the prosecutor plea was less than the minimum sentence 0 Prosecutor appeals to court of appeals case is reversed and remanded 0 Back in circuit court guys changes his plea of guilty lawyer files a motion to dismiss due to entrapment motion is granted 0 Prosecutor then appeals the motion 0 Michigan state supreme court affirms to dismiss o Disposition o Reversed court of appeals remanded back to trial court
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