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Spring 2015 Remedies Sections

January 2015 |  by Dan Harayda

All the Questions (for each section)

SECTION 1

January 20

Overview of Remedies and Alternatives to Court

FRCP Flowchart

PowerPoint with 103 Questions

 

January 22

Lawyer Turns Peacemaker

Seven Steps to Effective Mediation

Settling the Score

Injunctions

F.R. Civ. P. 65

                                   Weinberger v. Romero Barcelo, 456 U.S. 305 (1982)

                                   Clinton v. Nagy, 411 F.Supp. 1396 (1974)

                                   Norwalk Core v. Norwalk Board of Education, 298 F.Supp. 203 (1968)

 

Section 1 Questions

SECTION 2

 

January 27

Give Martin a Ticket to Ride

                                   How Level the Playing Field

                                   McGuiness v. Univ. of New Mexico, 170 F.3d 974 (1998)

                                   Toyota Motor Mfg. v. Williams, 534 U.S. 184, 151 L. Ed.2d 615 (2002)

                                   EEOC v. Waffle House, 122 S.Ct. 754 (2002)

                                   Remedies in Domain Name Lawsuits (www.patents.com/pubs/jmls.htm)

Section 2 Questions

SECTION 3

Week of February 3

Business Relationships

                                   Jurisdiction, Trademarks, Servicemarks, G.L. c.93A and the Franchise Relationship

                                    Burger King v. Rudzewicz, 471 U.S. 462 (1985)

                                    Anthony’s Pier 4, Inc. v. HBC Assoc., 411 MA 451 (1991)

                                   Disclosure For Franchisors

                                    Zapata v. Dairy Mart, 381 Mass. 284 (1980)

Rule 4 — Service of Process

Section 3 Questions

SECTION 4

Week of February 10

                                   Attorney’s Rights and Obligations

                                   Concurrent Federal and State Court Remedies and Discovery

                                   Duties

                                    Unioil v. E.F. Hutton, 809 F.2d 540 (1986)

Frivolity Punished Here

First Principles

Lawyers and Their Games Are Leading Us Down the Tubes

Judge Rejects a Libel Claim Over Donnie Brasco Movie

                                    First Technology Safety Systems v. Depinet, 11 F.3d 641 (1993)

                                   Using Computers to Level the Playing Field

                                   Sailing Into Cyberspace

                                   Rule 11 — Signing of Pleadings

 

Section 4 Questions

SECTION 5

Week of   February 17

                                   Practice Issues Related to Injunctions

                                    Campbell Soup v. Giles, 47 F.3d 467 (1995)

                                   Live Testimony and Insuring Compliance

                                    Republic of Philippines v. New York Land, 852 F.2d 33 (1988)

                                   Magistrates and Specificity

                                    The Original Great American Chocolate Chip Cookie Company v. River                                                          Valley Cookies, 970 F.2d 273 (1992)

                                   Rule 52 — Findings by the Court

                                   Rule 58 — Entry of Judgment

Section 5 Questions

SECTION 6   

Week of February 24

                                    Franks v. GMC Truck Center, 847 F.2d 890 (1990)

                                    Aoude v. Mobil Oil, 862 F.2d 890 (1990)

                                    Doctors’ Assoc. v. Stuart, 85 F.3d 975 (1996)

                                    Equifax v. Hitz, 905 F.2d 1355 (1990)

                                   Rule 12 Motions to Dismiss

Section 6 Questions

SECTION 7

Week of March 3

                                   Insurance Practice Issues, including G.L. c.176D and G.L. c.93A

                                   Timpson v. Transamerica, 41 Mass. App. Ct. 344 (1996)

                                    Brandley v. U.S. Fidelity, 819 F. Supp. 101 (1993)

                                    Caplan v. Fellheimer, 886 F. Supp.498 (1995)

                                    Rule 56 — Summary Judgment

                                   Modern Summary Judgment Proceedings

Section 7 Questions

SECTION 8

Week of March 10

                                   Class Action, Contracts to Arbitrate, Mediate and Forum Selection Issues

                                   Carnival Cruise Lines v. Shute, 499 U.S. 585 (1991)

                                    Federal Judge With a Radical Past Goes Mainstream

                                   Guiness-Harp v. Jos. Schlitz Brewing, 613 F.2d 468 (1980)

                                     Rosenberg v. Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith, 965 F. Supp.                                                                  190 (1997)

                                      Thiessen v. General Electric, 267 F.3d 1095 (2001)

                                      Circuit City v. Adams, 121 S.Ct. 1302 (2001)

                                    Rule 23 Class Actions

 

Section 8 Questions

MARCH 16~21 — SPRING BREAK

 

SECTION 9

Week of March 24

Contracts For Personal Services and Enforcement

                                   Wombs For Rent

                                   ABC v. Warner Wolf, 52 NY2d 394 (1981)

                                   Vanessa Redgrave v. BSO, 557 F. Supp. 230 (1983)

                                   Florida Panthers Hockey Club v. Miami Sports Authority, 939 F. Supp. 855    (1996)

                                   Johnson v. Calvert, 851 F.2d 776 (1993)

                                   Culliton v. Beth Israel, 435 MA 285 (2001)

                                   In Gestational Surrogacies, All Parties Bear Risk

                                   Quandary on Donor Eggs: What to Tell the Children

                                   Surrogate Mom Surrenders Girl to Parents

                                   Rules 26-27 –Discovery

                                   G.L.c. 46, s.4B

Section 9 Questions

SECTION 10

Week of March 31

Draft Complaint


                                   Special Relief For Families

                                   G.L. c.209A

                                   Burke v. Rivo, 406 Mass. 764 (1990)

                                    Mark v. Kahn, 333 Mass. 517 (1956)

                                    Knighton v. Knighton, 252 Ala. 520 (1949)

                                    Edgar v. Edgar, 403 Mass. 616 (1988); 406 Mass. 628 (1990)

                                    Goodridge v. Mass. Dept. of Public Health, 798 N.E.2d 941 (2003)

                                   Get from Westlaw

                                   Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

                                   The Push For Parent Education

                                   www.dufi.duq.edu/family

                                   Rules 5 and 6 –Service of Pleadings and Computation of Time to Respond

Section 10 Questions

SECTION 11

Week of April 7

Valuation of Damages

                                   Strzelecki v. Blaser Lakeside Indus., 139 Mich. App. Ct. 1191 (1984)

                                    Campins v. Capels, 461 NE2d 712 (1984)

                                    Griffin v. G.M.C., 380 Mass. 362 (1980)

                                    Krasnecky v. Meffen, 777 N.E. 2d 1286 (2002)

                                    A Woman’s Worth: Gender Bias in Damage Awards

                                   Proving Partial Loss of Earning Capacity

                                   Ten Mistakes Adjusters See Attorneys Make Explaining Pain

                                   Seeking Recovery For Loss of Enjoyment of Life

                                   Rule 51 –Instructions to the Jury

Section 11 Questions

SECTION 12

Week of April 14


                                   Declaratory Judgments and the Anti-Injunction Statute

                                   Federal and State Issues

                                   Steffel v. Thompson, 415 U.S. 452 (1974)

                                    Mitchum v. Foster, 407 U.S. 225 (1972)

                                    Frantzis v. Horowitz, 2003 W.L. 22872667

                                    Rule 57 –Declaratory Judgment

Section 12 Questions

SECTION 13

Week of April 21

                                   Interference With Real Property Rights

                                   Peters v. Archambault, 361 Mass. 91 (1972)

                                   Boomer v. Atlantic Cement, 26 NY2d 219 (1970)

                                   Pate v. City of Martin, 614 SW2d 46 (1981)

                                   Myers v. Arnold, 403 NE2d 316 (1980)

                                   Rule 13 –Counterclaims

Section 13 Questions

SECTION 14

April 28

                                   Constructive Trusts,, Resulting Trusts and Declaratory Judgments

                                   Sanguinetti v. Nantucket Construction, 5 Mass. App. Ct. 227 (1977)

                                   Sullivan v. Rooney, 404 Mass. 160 (1989)

                                   Fortin v. Roman Catholic Bishop of Worcester, 416 Mass. 781 (1994)

                                   Nessralla v. John H. Peck and Others, 403 Mass. 757 (1989)

                                   Episcopal Diocese of Mass. v. Devine, 797 N.E.2d 916 (2003)

Section 14 Questions

SECTION 15

April 30

Section 15 Questions

Attachments and Post-Judgment Remedies

                                   Digital Equipment v. Currie Enterprises, 42 F.R.D. 16 (D. Mass. 1992)

                                   Aviation Supply v. RSBI Aerospace, 999 F.2d 314 (1993)

                                   Rules 66 and 69

                                   Rule 68 — Offer of Judgment

Consider the requirements of Rule 11 while you read these cases.  Is it advisable, to fail to attempt to give any notice on a TRO?  Under what circumstances is it appropriate to use an injunction to force a speedier resolution of a case?  Are there any circumstances under which you would advise your client to intentionally violate a court order?  How does a lawyer balance the need to make money on hourly fees with the client’s right to a speedy resolution of the matter?

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