Week 16: Civil Law

Posted by SELINA JARVIS on 5/19/2019 3:00:00 PM

Well, this is it! Your final blog. I have really had a great time with you this semester. Many of you have impressed me with your work ethic, your questions, and your insights. We will have our discussions on law and the legal system starting this week and early next week. Many students are eager to learn about and discuss the criminal justice system. Obviously, we have seen hundreds of examples of crimes on television. We see examples of crimes in the news and acted out in our favorite crime shows. Civil law is a bit foreign to most teenagers. Few shows on television deal with these types of cases and even fewer students know someone who has been a party to a lawsuit. To help clear up this confusion (and put a smile on your face in some cases), I am giving you a great deal of options in this week's blog. Here is what I would like you to do this week:

  1. Go to the link below and read about at least 2 civil cases. Some of the cases at the bottom of the page are great, too.
  2. For each of the cases you pick, explain who the plaintiffs and defendants are in the case and what the dispute is about.
  3. Finally, elaborate about which side you think should win each dispute and why.

Top Ten Frivolous Lawsuits 

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