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chaser

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Re: Got Mnemonics?
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2004, 12:05:57 PM »
Types of Damages for Breach of K:

"NaOMI LICKS THE PUNY CONS FOR COMPENSATION."

"NaOMI"= Nominal damages

"LICKS"= Liquidated damages (agreed to in K.)

"PUNY"= Punitive (Or Exemplary Damages.)

"CONS"= Consequential damages (meets Hadley v. Baxendale foreseeability test.)

"COMPENSATION"= Compensatory damages

(Imagine a lady named Naomi in a boxing ring in prison, she fights a string of scrawny convicts, and picks up her prize money.)

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Re: Got Mnemonics?
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2004, 01:23:53 PM »
Ks subject to the Statute of Frauds:

MY LEGS

Marriage (peripheral to)
Year (executed within)
Land
Executor of will (estate debts paid out-of-pocket)
Goods valued over $500
Secondary (collateral) Ks

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Re: Got Mnemonics?
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2004, 08:24:17 PM »
Just remember, on the one above, EXACTLY a year is NOT SOF (McIntosh v. Murphy); and, EXACTLY $500 IS SOF.

This is just the sort of "fine point" test writers love to put in a test!

(That MYLEGS is a great mnemonic.)

Thanks,
c

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Re: Got Mnemonics?
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2004, 11:07:42 PM »
I am a 2L and we use them.  Most recently for the types of things that must be proved in order to obtain punitive damages:

FIRM

Fraudulent
Intentional
Reckless
Malicious



Also for determining whether the courts will certifify a Class Action in Civ Pro:

CANT

Commonality
Adequate Representation
Numerosity
Typicality

Hope these help.

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Re: Got Mnemonics?
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2005, 11:17:52 PM »
love FIRM, any more for Torts?


I am a 2L and we use them.  Most recently for the types of things that must be proved in order to obtain punitive damages:

FIRM

Fraudulent
Intentional
Reckless
Malicious



Also for determining whether the courts will certifify a Class Action in Civ Pro:

CANT

Commonality
Adequate Representation
Numerosity
Typicality

Hope these help.
Until you go too far, you will never know how far you can go.
TS Eliot (poorly paraphrased by myself)

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Re: Got Mnemonics?
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2005, 11:49:39 PM »
I used this in undergrad for my con law class. Its for the exceptions to the 4th amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure. I forget what some of them stand for, but this is some of them.

BACHS PIES

Border
Automobile
Consent
Hot pursuit
S

P
I
Exigent
S
check the footnotes ya'll

Dicta

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Re: Got Mnemonics?
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2005, 10:43:00 AM »
great thanks! i'm having a hard time wrapping my brain around con law.
on the midterm i confused arrest warrant requirements and search requirements.
what a dumba**!
Ordered the Emanuel's etc. last night. If you think of any more, please share!
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Re: Got Mnemonics?
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2005, 01:09:32 PM »
Got any for Evidence?
"Ever notice that 'What the hell' is always the right decision?" - Marilyn Monroe

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Re: Got Mnemonics?
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2005, 06:47:21 PM »
Sorry, no "Evidence"--However, in Negligence: "When is there 'duty owed'?"

C.I.S.C.O.'S HIT=

(C)ause of
(I)njury
(S)pecial relationship
(CO)ntract
(S)tatute, like
(HIT) & run.
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Re: Got Mnemonics?
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2005, 11:46:12 PM »
you have some imagination! the funkier they are the easier they are to remember.
thanks.
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