Monday Roundup


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Here’s what’s coming up this week:

  • In BUS 100-01, we’ll study accounting on Tuesday and finance on Thursday.
  • In BUS 100-80, we’ll look at accounting and get ready for the midterm next week.
  • In BUS 263-01, we’ll continue with contract performance, breach, and remedies on Tuesday and start on sales and lease contracts, otherwise known as the UCC.
  • In BUS 263-80, we’ll look at sales and lease contracts (yep, you guessed it, the UCC) and get ready for the midterm next week.
  • In PRL 101, we’ll begin our study of torts with a look at intentional torts on Tuesday and negligence on Thursday.

Monday Roundup


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Here’s what’s on docket for the week of September 29:

  • In BUS 100-01, we have a test on Tuesday, and we’ll look at small business and entrepreneurship on Thursday.
  • In BUS 100-80, we’ll also be looking at small business and entrepreneurship
  • In BUS 263-01, we have a makeup test on Tuesday, and on Thursday we’ll continue our discussion of contract law with a look at contract performance, breach, and remedies.
  • In BUS 263-80, we’ll look at contract formation as well as contract performance, breach, and remedies.
  • In PRL 101, discuss criminal law and procedure on Tuesday and legal research and writing on Thursday; your draft of the complaint assignment is due on Thursday.

PRL 101 Complaint assignment, Fall 2014

As you know, a complaint is the document that starts a civil lawsuit. The pleading standard for a complaint is that it must be a “short, plain statement” of the case that is sufficient to give the defendant notice of what is at stake in the lawsuit. Read the assignment below for a summary of the facts and allegations in the case, and then use the complaint form to create a complaint to be filed in the Circuit Court for Tuscaloosa County. You can also refer to the sample complaint for a general idea of what a complaint should look like. The complaint should make general allegations necessary to satisfy the elements of the claim, but it should not include every fact that will be proved at trial.

BUS 263-01 make-up/bonus test


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In case you weren’t in class on Tuesday, the grades on the first test were dismal. The class average was a 56, and 85% of grades were less than a C. Twenty percent of the questions were missed by two thirds or more of the class, and those questions covered topics that were important for you to learn.

To remedy this shortcoming, I am offering a second chance. On Tuesday, Sept. 30, we will have a make-up test in class that will allow you to earn back up to half of the points that you missed on the test. For example, if you made a 70, you missed 30 points and can earn back up to 15 points for a possible score of 85; if you made a 40, you missed 60 points and can earn back up to 30 points for a possible score of 70.

The test will focus on the following topics:

  • Arbitration
  • The US Constitution
    • Enumerated powers
    • Bill of Rights
  • Court systems, including
    • State v. federal court
    • Jurisdiction
    • Legal v. equitable remedies

Monday Roundup


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Here’s a quick look at what’s coming up this week:

  • In BUS 100-01 this week, we’ll finish our discussion of business organizations by looking at corporations and LLCs, and on Thursday, we’ll review for next week’s test.
  • In BUS 100-80, we’ll look at forms of business ownership.
  • In BUS 263-01, we’ll discuss criminal law on Tuesday and begin our study of contract law on Thursday.
  • In BUS 263-80, we’ll discuss criminal law.
  • In PRL 101, we’ll have our first test on Tuesday and then rearrange the calendar a bit to push some due dates back and look at civil litigation and procedure on Thursday.