Research Papers on Litigation

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  • ALUMINA AND THE ENVIRONMENT: A CASE STUDY

    This 7-page paper provides an analysis on potential environmental litigation for Alumunia, a fictitious company facing alleged environmental complaints. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • An Effective Closing Argument in a Death Penalty Case

    This 4 page paper examines a case study submitted by a student and presents an argument that a prosecutor might use to convict two men for the crime. The case involves cannibalism under unique circumstances. No bibliography.

  • In the Matter of Annette B

    This 3 page paper examines this important case where parental rights were terminated. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Product Liability and Tort Law

    This 8 page paper looks at the specific components of tort law and product liability as they pertain to the case of a man injured by home sauna. This paper considers whether the injury fits into the criteria of injuries that warrant the pursuit of product liability litigation and also evaluates the responsibilities of companies providing products and the criteria for determining faulty design.

  • Law and Tort Basics

    5 pages. This paper goes into detail on the legalities of torts, which are normally caused through negligence. Torts are considered an unintentional violation of another person's rights. This paper will explain torts fully and consider the implications and recourse citizens have in regard to torts. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Life's Complexities and Tort Law

    A 9 page paper defining tort law as a civil wrong resulting from an act or omission which has caused damage to other persons or property. The author contends that the law has to accommodate all the untidy complexities of life, and there are circumstances where considerations of practical justice impel us to reject a general imposition of liability for foreseeable damage. Numerous examples are provided which clarify tort liability. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Companies and Class Action Lawsuits

    10 pages in length. The writer discusses class action lawsuits as they relate to AOL, CMGI, InfoSpace, ARIBA, Exodus Communications, WorldCom, Oracle, Cisco Systems, Qualcomm, United States Interactive, NY Railroad, Puma Technologies, Infoseek, Amazon, Advanced Viral Research, Celera Genomics, Genome Therapeutics and JDS Uniphase. No bibliography.

  • English Trial Law and Orality

    This 9 page paper examines the important role of oral evidence, also known as orality, within English law and the risk system. The paper considers different forms of oral evidence, the benefits and flaws with this type of evidence and the way in which recent cases may be change the emphasis placed on orality. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Commonwealth Caribbean Jurisprudence, Natural Justice, and Fairness

    This is a 10 page paper discussing the concept of fairness and natural justice in regards to the jurisprudence of the Commonwealth Caribbean. The concept of fairness adds to the law of natural justice especially in its application of the jurisprudence of the Commonwealth Caribbean. The Commonwealth Caribbean, comprised of over 15 island and mainland nations in the Caribbean, has a system of law based primarily on that of the United Kingdom and on each nation’s colonial history. Some nations have components of the colonial Dutch and French systems as well because of historical ties. Regardless of the nation however, the Commonwealth Caribbean was considered one of the areas of the world in which basic laws of human rights, natural justice and natural law, were not being followed in regards to fairness, justice and equality within the judicial system. Prisoners unable to afford representation were not always provided with legal aid and were therefore not offered fair trials, decisions or appeals. With an international push for fairness in judicial systems, organizations were formed providing representation for criminals in the Commonwealth Caribbean in the mid-1990s and more recently constitutional amendments have been included providing for legal aid representation in all cases. Several amendments have been enforced within the judicial system as well to follow constitutional law to provide fair and just representation in regards to decisions pertaining to court justices and despite the power of the Chief Justice within the judicial system, he must also follow the concept of fairness in his application of justice within the judicial system itself. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • English Criminal Law and Whether Mandatory Sentences Are Justified

    This 8 page paper considers if there is any justification for mandatory sentencing in the English criminal law, the paper considers this from the perceptive of increased justice, increased efficiency and social interests. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • The Legal Use of Violence and Adversial Process

    A 5 page paper which examines the effectiveness of the adversial process and the legal use of violence in the field of law. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Malpractice, Lawyers, and Insurance

    20 pages in length. Although one might duly expect one's lawyer to be forthright and principled in his/her approach to law, this is unfortunately not always the case. Sometimes unintentionally negligent while other times malicious in intent, attorneys are fallible human beings like everyone else in all other sectors of commerce; just because they get paid to uphold the law does not mean they always do. The extent to which lawyers breach their ethical and/or legal oath is wholly dependent upon the state and circumstances; with America's recognized disdain for law professionals, it is no wonder why there is such a need for attorneys to carry malpractice insurance. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Contemporary Law Practice and the Impact of Technology

    A 14 page contention that technology has impacted the manner in which law is practiced in a multitude of ways. From the perspective of the forensics which can be used to prove innocence or guilt, to the way we communicate with other law professionals or even our clients, to the way we conduct our research, to the way we manage our offices, technology has taken more and more importance. The modern attorney has been quick to embrace this technology. Its incorporation cannot safely occur, however, without deliberate attention to a multitude of issues. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Proportionality and Australian Law

    This 7 page paper provides an overview of the concept of proportionality as it appears Australian Law. In recent years, the High Court of Australia has been for applying the concept of proportionality to issues related to the Constitution of Australia. When the core values of this Constitution are at stake, the requirement of proportionality becomes more stringent for the High Court, and questions of the application of this standard have been related in recent years. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Four Films and Their Portrayal of Crime and Judicial Procedures

    A paper which looks at the way in which crime and judicial processes are dealt with in four modern movies, with particular reference to the moral and ethical foundations of the legal systems and the extent to which situational ethics may be appropriate in the context of law enforcement.

  • Eyewitness Testimony Admissibility

    A 10 page research paper that discusses the reliability of eyewitness testimony. The writer offers a literature review of eyewitness and memory research that indicates that eyewitness testimony is not as reliable as it has been traditionally viewed in US jurisprudence. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Ladies & Gentlemen of the Jury, I Present…the Nursing Documentation

    A 3 page summary of the article Ladies & Gentlemen of the Jury, I Present….the Nursing Documentation by Sally Austin. No additional sources cited.

  • Phil Spector's Murder Trial: Evidence

    3 pages in length. Fame and fortune do not preclude the potential for criminal activity, even a crime as heinous as murder. Phil Spector - a celebrated music producer from the 1960s whose claim to fame includes Cher and the Ramones - has been charged with the February 3rd murder of Lana Clarkson, a struggling actress who had taken a hostess job at the House of Blues. The famous music club located on Los Angeles's Sunset Strip was where Clarkson was last seen alive after leaving with Spector in his private vehicle; they later arrived at his mansion where she was found two hours hence with a single shot to the head. Six months and myriad forms of evidence later, Spector was charged in the case; he bailed out on one million dollars bond and is scheduled for trial in September 2007. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

 

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