Short Answer Questions:
Please answer the following questions in a fewsentences. You do NOT need to writemultiple paragraphs. Feel free to typeyour answers or submit written answers on additional sheets of paper.
- Describe an example, other than onefrom the book, of proximate cause and how it would be used in a negligencecase.
- Barb, aresident of Wisconsin sues Dennis a resident of Illinois for breach ofcontract and is seeking $250,000 in damages. Dennis thinks all Wisconsin people arestupid so he would prefer to try the case in Federal Court. Can he do so and, if so, how?
- Whydo courts create quasi-contracts?
- Whatis the difference between a patent and a copyright?
Please answer thefollowing questions fully. It does notneed to be pages upon pages, but you must cover all the elements for eachtopic. Feel free to type or submitwritten answers on additional sheets of paper.
1. John owns a UWM BrewPub. Business has been slow because acompetitor opened up down the street and they have better food and drinkspecials. Instead of trying to compete,John wants out of the bar business. Heis at a party with a number of friends and says “I hate the bar business, Imight sell if I could get anything over $250,000 for my bar or somethingdecent.” Ryan hears it and says “Iaccept.” The next morning Ryan calls Johnto ask when he can drop off his check for $250,000 and pick up the keys to theUWM Brew Pub. John tells Ryan he’s notselling so Ryan sues. Who wins and why? What defenses does John have and whatarguments would Ryan need to make to prevail?
2. Holly owns Holly’sHealth Studio a gym that offers many types of fitness classes. One class that is offered is groupweightlifting. One day the 9am classconsists of 20 people and is very crowded. Immediately after the 9am class leaves the 10am class comes in. Between the number of people in the 9am andthe fact that it is 102 degrees outside the floor in the studio is full ofwater puddles of sweat. During the 10amclass Billy slips on a puddle of sweat and falls into Susan who is his workoutpartner for that exercise. Billytwisted his ankle and Susan broke her arm when she tried to catch herselfduring the fall. Who can Billy sue andwhy? Who can Susan sue and why? What defenses exist for anyone you said couldbe sued?