Lawyering Skills I
Law School: Liberty University School of Law
Course ID: LAW 525
Term: Fall 2017
Instructor: Prof. Thompson
My Grade Earned: B−
|Name||Court||Year||Summary||Time Detained||How Restrained||Holding|
|W. T. Grant Co. v. Owens||Supreme Court||1928||Woman detained for stealing 50¢||1¼ hours||Threatened to call the police
Sat in chair between her & door
|Was false imprisonment|
|S. H. Kress & Co. v. Musgrove||Supreme Court||1929||Employees pushed out back door instead of walking out front door because was bothering woman||5 minutes||Taken by arm||Was false imprisonment|
|Montgomery Ward & Co. v. Wickline||Supreme Court||1948||Man arrested by police for stealing 75¢ tool||A few minutes in the presence of police||Told to with cop nearby||Reversed verdict. (Probably not?)|
|Montgomery Ward & Co. v. Freeman||Court of Appeals||1952||63-year-old woman tried to return zippers, was accused of shoplifting, pushed into window(?), pushed into room(?), and told to wait in a chair.||5–10 minutes to call police||Pushed(?); told to wait||Reversed verdict. (Probably not?)|
|Zayre of Virginia, Inc. v. Gowdy||Supreme Court||1966||Two girls told to go back into store to check if stolen swimsuit by security guard in a police officer uniform||A few minutes||Afraid because of his police officer uniform||Was false imprisonment|
|F. B. C. Stores, Inc. v. Duncan||Supreme Court||1973||Accused of stealing casette tape because acting suspicious by messing with jacket and pants||~15–20 minutes||Small man with badge and hand on arm||Was not false imprisonment|
|Samuel v. Rose's Stores||District Court||1995||Handcuffed wearing purchased shoes for stealing them and taken back into store||~1 hour||Handcuffed and taken to back room||Not enough for 12(b)(6) dismissal|
Basic Citation Form
Name of first party·v.·name of second party,·volume·abbreviation of reporter·page number the opinion begins on·(Court, if required·year).
From Rule 10.2.1
Close up all adjacent single capitals.
End an abbreviation with a period unless the last letter of the word is offset with an apostrophe.
Look at Table T6 for every word that isn't a proper name.
From Rule 6.1
With Id./Id.·at·753, the period is underlined.
From Rule 4.1
Thompson's Local Rule
When citing to a court within the jurisdiction, use the state-specific reporter. When citing to a court outside the jurisdiction, use a regional reporter.
The most common and strongest signal is no signal at all.
Rules to know
- Rule 10.2.1
- Rule 6.1
- Table T6