Driving along the Nebraska State Highway just after midnight, Dennys Rodriguez

Driving along the Nebraska State Highway just after midnight, Dennys Rodriguez briefly swerved onto the highway shoulder, which is a violation of Nebraska law. At 12:06 a.m., Officer Morgan Struble pu...

Jeffrey Skilling was president and chief operating officer of Enron Corporation,

Jeffrey Skilling was president and chief operating officer of Enron Corporation, the seventh largest company in America in terms of revenue. At least, that is what everyone thought. Ten months into Sk...

U.S. law provides that “whoever utters any obscene

U.S. law provides that “whoever utters any obscene, indecent, or profane language by means of radio communication shall be fined or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.” The Federal Communicat...

“Mrs. F” was a licensed social worker in Maryland

“Mrs. F” was a licensed social worker in Maryland. One of her clients, “John Doe,” was convicted of child abuse and sex offenses involving his minor granddaughter. The Board of Social Work Examiners,...

Cyberheat, Inc., ran sexually explicit websites for consenting adults.

Cyberheat, Inc., ran sexually explicit websites for consenting adults. It hired other companies, called affiliates, to drive potential subscribers to its sites. The affiliates were paid a fee for each...

See the chapter opener. Connie Daniell argued that Ford was

See the chapter opener. Connie Daniell argued that Ford was both (1) negligent because it did not warn her that there was no opening mechanism in the trunk and (2) strictly liable for this design d...

Ibrahim Boumelhem, aged four, began playing with a Bic disposable

Ibrahim Boumelhem, aged four, began playing with a Bic disposable lighter that his parents had purchased. He started a fire that burned his legs and severely burned his six-month-old brother over 85 p...

The Alden Leeds company packages, stores, and ships swimming pool

The Alden Leeds company packages, stores, and ships swimming pool chemicals. The firm does most of its work at its facility in Kearns, New Jersey. At any given time, about 21 different hazardous chemi...

On a warm California day, there were about 30 personal water

On a warm California day, there were about 30 personal water craft (jet skis) operating on Coyote Lake. The weather was fair and visibility good. Anthony Nguyen and Rachael Truong went for a ride on A...

Cornell professor Joan Jacobs Brumberg attended a university fundraiser catered by Cipriani

Cornell professor Joan Jacobs Brumberg attended a university fundraiser catered by Cipriani. During the event, she feasted on fancy appetizers. About 30 minutes later, she felt intense abdominal pain,...