Use Fastcase to find the answers to the questions in the research assignment. Because part of what you need to learn in this class is efficient workflow, do not print out the document and write the answers by hand. Instead, download the document, rename it with a filename that includes your own last name, and type the answers into the document itself. Do not print until you have completed the assignment and are ready to turn it in. We will work on this assignment in class on October 1, and it is due at the beginning of class on October 6.
You can download a guide to Fastcase Legal Research for Paralegals (again, in the interest of efficient workflow, do not print the guide; refer to it on screen using the Table of Contents and search function to find what you need), and tutorials to explaining how to use Fastcase are available at http://www.fastcase.com/video/ In particular, you will need the following tutorials:
- 06-Civil Litigation class notes
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.
Here’s what we’ll be doing in class this week:
- In BUS 100-01, we’ll discuss business communication on Tuesday and start business formation on Thursday.
- In BUS 100-80, we’ll discuss business law.
- In BUS 263-01, we’ll review for the first test on Tuesday and take the test on Thursday.
- In BUS 263-80, we’ll discuss business and constitutional law.
- In PRL 101, discuss court systems and alternative dispute resolution on Tuesday and review for the first test on Thursday.