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List of Landmark cases all 1Ls study
« on: March 02, 2009, 05:49:58 PM »
Greetings, I'm working on a project and I'm trying to gather the most memorable, big name cases that almost every 1L will read about.  For example, Pennoyer v. Neff; Marbury v. Madison, Pallsgraf, etc.  It's easier to think of these common cases for contracts and torts, but not property or crim law.  Any help is greatly appreciated!  I've started the list below.   I'm hoping to come up with 10-20 cases per subject.


PROPERTY

CRIM LAW

CON LAW
Marbury v. Madison

TORTS
Wilkinson v. Downton ( IIED when D says P's husband died)
Ploof v. Putnam (D docks his ship on P's property)
Tarasoff v. Regents (psychiatrist duty to warn)
Palsgraf v.  Long Island (boarding train with fireworks)

CONTRACTS

Sullivan v  O’connor (nephew stops drinking til 21)
Hamer v Sidway (hairy  hand)
Hadley v Baxendale (windmill case)
Raffles v. Wichelhaus (two boats named Peerless)

CIV PRO

Pennoyer v. Neff
International Shoe v. Washington
Worldwide Volkswagon
Burger King v. Rudzewicz



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Re: List of Landmark cases all 1Ls study
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2009, 07:12:43 PM »
Don't forget Lucy v. Zehmer for K's..."I was high as a Georgia pine..." probably one of my 1L favorites.

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Re: List of Landmark cases all 1Ls study
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2009, 08:16:54 PM »
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Re: List of Landmark cases all 1Ls study
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2009, 08:27:51 PM »
Don't forget Lucy v. Zehmer for K's..."I was high as a Georgia pine..." probably one of my 1L favorites.

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Re: List of Landmark cases all 1Ls study
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2009, 09:05:09 PM »
The Hairy Hand case is not Hamer v. Sidway - it's Hawkins v. McGee.  Hamer is the case where the uncle pays his nephew to refrain from swearing, alcohol, smoking, etc. 

Also, add Dred Scott for Con Law.

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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2009, 09:31:37 PM »
Torts

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Re: List of Landmark cases all 1Ls study
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2009, 10:03:29 PM »
this is probably over the top, but I had this lying around...


Property Law Issues:

Pierson v. Post, Supreme Court of Judicature of New York, 3 Cai. R. 175 (1805)

Pennsylvania Coal Company v. Mahon et al., 260 U.S. 393 (1922)

Fountainebleau Hotel v. Forty-Five Twenty-Five, Inc, 114 So. 2d 357; (1959)

Boomer v. Atlantic Cement Company, 26 N.Y.2d 219 (1970)

Spur Industries v. Del. E. Webb Development Co., 108 Ariz. 178 (1972)

Quartro Mining v. Littman, 42 Ohio St. 2d 73 (1975)

Penn Central Transp. Co. v. New York City, 438 U.S. 104 (1978)

Tahoe-Sierra Preservation Council, Inc. v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, 535 U.S. 302 (2002)

Kelo v. City of New London, 125 S. Ct. 2655 (2005)



Contract Law Issues:


Laidlaw v. Organ, 15 U.S. 178 (1817)
 
Hadley v. Baxendale, 9 Exch. 341 (1854)

Harris v. Tyson, 24 Pa. 347 (1855)

Post v. Jones, 60 U.S. 150 (1857)

Taylor v Caldwell,122 Eng. Rep. 309 (Q.B. 1863)
 
Goebel v. Linn, 47 Mich. 489 (1882)

Sherwood v. Walker, 66 Mich. 568 (1887)

Hamer v. Sidway, 124 N.Y. 538 (1891)

Ricketts v. Scothorn, 57 Neb. 51 (1898)

Alaska Packers Association v. Domenico, 117 F. 99 (1902)

Ploof v. Putnam, 81 Vt. 471 (1908)

Allegheny College v. National Chautauqua Bank of Jamestown, 246 N.Y. 369, 159 N.E. 173 (1927).

Hawkins v. McGee, 84 N.H. 114 (1929)

Batsakis v. Demotsis, 226 SW2d 673 (Court of Civil Appeals of Texas, 1949)

Campbell Soup Co. v. Wentz, 172 F.2d 80 (3d Cir. 1949)

Obde v. Schlemeyer, 56 Wn.2d 449 (1960)
Peevyhouse v. Garland Coal & Mining Company, 382 P.2d 109 (1962)

Williams v. Walker-Thomas Furniture Company, 121 U.S. App. D.C. 315 (1965)

Sullivan v. O’Connor, 363 Mass. 579 (1973)

Grouse v. Group Health Plan, Inc., 306 N.W.2d 114 (1981)

Preston v. First Bank of Marietta, 16 Ohio App. 3d 4 (1983)

Lake River Corp. v. Carborundum,769 F.2d 1284 (1985)

R.E. Davis Chemical Corp. v. Diasonics, Inc., 826 F.2d 678 (1987)

Colfax Envelope Corp. v. Chicago Graphic Communications International Union, 20 F.3d 750 (7th Cir. 1994)

Frank Leonardi v. City of Hollywood,715 So.2d 1007 (1998)



Tort Law Issues:


Palsgraf v. LIRR, 248 N.Y. 339 (1928)

T. J. Hooper, 60 F.2d 737 (1932)
 
Escola v Coca Cola, 24 Cal. 2d 453 (1944)

United States v. Carroll Towing Co., 159 F.2d 169 (2d Cir. 1947)

Summers v. Tice, 33 Cal. 2d 80 (1948)
Davis v. Gage, 106 Idaho 735, 685 P.2d 1282 (Idaho Ct. Appeals, 1984)
Carnival Cruise Lines, Inc. v. Eulala Shute, et vir.,499 U.S. 585, 111 S.Ct. 1522 (1991)

BMW v. Gore 517 U.S. 539, 116 S.Ct. 1589 (1996)

Dardinger v. Anthem, 2002 Ohio 7113 (2002)

Mathias v. Motel 6, 347 F.3d 672 (2003)

Swix v. Daisy Manufacturing, 373 F.3d 678 (2004)

Dura Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Broudo, 125 S. Ct. 1627 (2005)



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Re: List of Landmark cases all 1Ls study
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2009, 10:15:35 PM »
Unless you sold your books back, why don't you just look through the table of contents of your old casebooks and pull out the memorable ones? I'd imagine that many schools use Dukeminier for Property, either Farnsworth or Murphy for Contracts, Best Barnes for Torts, Dressler for Criminal Law, etc... since the casebooks are pretty standard, you've already got the lists of the common 1L cases.
Good luck w/ your project...
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Re: List of Landmark cases all 1Ls study
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2009, 10:22:39 PM »
 Good question.   But not every case in the books are "memorable".   I'm looking for the classics.

And no, I'm not a "gunner".  I already graduated from law school.  I'm just working on a fun project.

Blueskies thanks for the awesome list. Especially property.

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Re: List of Landmark cases all 1Ls study
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2009, 12:20:36 AM »
Blueskies, we only did 7 cases on your Ks list and went through an entire casebook, missing very few cases.
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