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STANDOUT CASES
« on: June 01, 2006, 10:55:23 AM »
HI guys!  Ok, I am starting Law School in the fall, and I was wondering what cases really stood out (or traumatized you so much) that you still remember the name today.  Also, does anyone here go to Hofstra? :)
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Re: STANDOUT CASES
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2006, 11:28:34 AM »
There are a couple of cases that standout (e.g. Marbury v. Madison, Palsgraf v. Long Island R.R., World Wide Volkswagen v. Woodson, the Erie line of cases, etc.) but I think it's the basic principles that will stick with you the most.




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Re: STANDOUT CASES
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2006, 12:45:18 PM »
Palsgraf.

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Re: STANDOUT CASES
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2006, 01:25:07 PM »
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Re: STANDOUT CASES
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2006, 05:34:55 PM »
The Head Cut off by the Elevator case from Torts; I never did catch the name, and with facts like those, you don't have to.   :P
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Re: STANDOUT CASES
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2006, 06:17:02 PM »
The Head Cut off by the Elevator case from Torts; I never did catch the name, and with facts like those, you don't have to.   :P

Damn, we didn't cover that case. Sounds like a good one though.


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Re: STANDOUT CASES
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2006, 06:28:24 PM »
The Head Cut off by the Elevator case from Torts; I never did catch the name, and with facts like those, you don't have to.   :P

Damn, we didn't cover that case. Sounds like a good one though.



It was actually just mentioned briefly in the notes following a one of the cases we read on emotional distress (I believe the principle case we read was Portee v. Jafee, the My-kid-got-stuck-in-the-elevator-and-I-listened-to-him-moan-in-agony-until-he-died case).  The cases on emotional distress were just awful in general; ome of my sectionmates had nightmares.   :-\
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Re: STANDOUT CASES
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2006, 07:05:27 PM »
The Head Cut off by the Elevator case from Torts; I never did catch the name, and with facts like those, you don't have to.   :P

d**mn, we didn't cover that case. Sounds like a good one though.



It was actually just mentioned briefly in the notes following a one of the cases we read on emotional distress (I believe the principle case we read was Portee v. Jafee, the My-kid-got-stuck-in-the-elevator-and-I-listened-to-him-moan-in-agony-until-he-died case).  The cases on emotional distress were just awful in general; ome of my sectionmates had nightmares.   :-\

My fav. had to be in contracts, although I can't remember the name. It involved  what should have been a standard home sale except that, after the sale was complete and the buyer moved in, the seller started promoting the house as being haunted. The buyer then sued, claiming his wife was now too scared to sleep in the house and that not disclosing the haunting was fraud. The opinion was full of puns, said that the seller was estopped from claiming the house wasn't haunted, and pointed out that there was a good, although unmade, argument for the seller having breached the clause in the contract requiring the house to be unoccupied when the buyer took possesion. Kind of a silly case, but it was a nice note to end fall semester on - I guess that's one of the pluses of having a professor that writes his own casebook.


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Re: STANDOUT CASES
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2006, 08:26:44 PM »
Leonard v. Pepsico (the Harrier Jet case)

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Re: STANDOUT CASES
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2006, 09:10:31 PM »
The flaming rat case and the one where the dude survived a plane crash, but died when a volcano erupted on the island he crash-landed on.