We did a simulated First Day of Class in College. After going over the syllabus, we covered:
LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS – First Day of Class
Theme 1: The Consequences of Winding up in Court
Theme 2: How to Protect Your Business Before Its Formation
Theme 3: Knowing Your Individual Legal Rights
Civil and Criminal Cases
Example of Civil Case: Negligence
1- Does the defendant owe a duty to plaintiff?
2- Did defendant breach that duty? ...
3- By proximately causing …
Palsgraf case and Proximate Cause
a- Were the events foreseeable? or …
b- Did the series of events break the chain of causation?
Example of Criminal Case: 4th Amendment
Warrant to search home - Police need probable cause, based on “objective, articulated facts.”
What is suppressed evidence?
- It depends – Were the police lawfully present?
- Fruit of the poisonous tree doctrine