domenica 16 ottobre 2011

Lesson 5_ 17th October

- Students’ comments: contracts
- Language focus: prepositions pag.27
- More prepositions:
  • to be liable for something
  • to bring a case against someone
  • to be guilty of an offence
  • to accuse someone of something
  • to preside over a case
  • to specialize in something
  • to claim damages for something
  • to act as a client
  • to sentence someone to a punishement

 
- Word formation: extra exercise
- Letter writing:
- email of advice pag. 25;
- claim by trustee in bankruptcy – Italian to English (real sample letter)

 
Tort Law
Reading 1_ pp28-29 ex 1-5

Language focus:
•civil wrong
•contractual relations
•injured party
•fraudulent misrepresentation
•medical expenses
•monetary damages

 Reading 2_ pp30-31 ex 7-9

 
•the trial court found for the plaintiff
•the harm to the plaintiff
•harm was not wilful on the part of defendant
•the proximate cause of
•the court reversed the decision

 
Ref to the film "Erin Brockovich"

 

 
Homework
Listening 1 pag. 32 ex 15-16 Frivoulous lawsuits
Reading 3 pag 33 ex 18-19 The Kent Law Clinic
Language use: asking for information
Pag 34 ex 25

2 commenti:

Valentina Lo Savio ha detto...

I wanted to share this particular Top 10 Frivolous Lawsuits and guess what is the winner ??
http://listverse.com/2009/01/28/top-10-bizarre-or-frivolous-lawsuits/

Fabrizio Cesareo ha detto...

My favourites FRIVOLOUS LAWSUITS are:

1) 1995, Robert Lee Brock sued himself for $5 million. He claimed that he had violated his own civil rights and religious beliefs by allowing himself to get drunk and commit crimes which landed him in the Indian Creek Correctional Center in Virginia, serving a 23 year sentence for grand larceny and breaking and entering. What could he possibly have to gain by suing himself? Since being in prison prevented him from having an income, he expected the state to pay. This case was thrown out.

2) 1996, Florida physical therapist Paul Shimkonis sued his local nudie bar claiming whiplash from a lap dancer's large breasts. Shimkonis felt he suffered physical harm and mental anguish from the breasts, which he claimed felt like "cement blocks" hitting him. Shimkonis sought justice in the amount of $15,000, which was denied.

3) 2000, Cleanthi Peters sued Universal Studios for $15,000. She claimed to have suffered extreme fear, mental anguish, and emotional distress due to visiting Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights haunted house, which she said was too scary.

Links:
http://www.the-injury-lawyer-directory.com/ridiculous_lawsuits.html and
http://www.legalzoom.com/lawsuits-settlements/personal-injury/top-ten-frivolous-lawsuits.