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Plessy v Ferg- separate but equal accommodations
Brown v board of ed- reversed prior ruling about separate but equal because it violated equal protection clause.
PGA Tour v Martin- Martin being disabled riding in a golf card did not fundamentally change the game
Carnival Cruise Lines v Shute- Forum selection clause in the cruise ticket was enforceable and she must sue them in florida.
Ferlito v Johnson n Johnson- cotton ignited on Fertito and he sued. JJ’s notion for J.N.O.V was granted because reasonable minds could not have reached the previous verdict.
Geier v American Honda- federal passive restraint safety standard preempted the District of Colombia’s tort law under which petitioner Geier sued, and dismissed his lawsuit.
Wickard v Filburn- Filburn violated law, and court upheald statute that it offected interstate commerce.
Reno v Condon- Congress has authority under Commerce Clause to eenact Federal Driver’s Privacy protection act.
US v Playboy- Sec 505 was overly broad restriction on legal content-based speech. And violated 1st ame.
Grutter v Bollinger and Michigan Law School- schools policy on using race as a plus factor did not violate equal protection clause.
Goodman v Walmart- she was false imprisoned and handcuffed in front of children
Roach v stern- stern intentionally inflicted emotional distress.
Wilhelm v Flores- Wilhelm owed a duty of care to warn Flores the dangers of working with bees, and was negligent in not doing so.
James v Meow Media- defendant videogame distributers did not owe a duty of care to the plaintiffs.
Palsgraf v Long Island Railroad Co- Railroad co was not the proximate cause of her injuries.
Matthias v Accor Economy Lodging/Motel 6 – motel 6’s willful and wanton conduct warranted award of damages.
Lilya v Greater Gulf State Fair- Riding mechanical bull is open and obvious danger, assumption of risk.
Cook v Whisell-Sherman- Dog owner strictly liable to mail carriers injuries.
Benedi v McNeil- Negligent failure to warn Benedi about dangers of Tylenol.
Shoshone Coca-cola Bottling co v Dolinski- Nevada adapted strict liability for the bottling company.
Lakin v Senco- Nailgun was defectively designed, and Lakin was awarded damages.
Elsroth v Johnson Johnson- there was not a defect in packaging therefore the defendants were not liable for death.
J.E.M Ag Supply inc Farm Advantage v Pioneer Hi-Bred International- sexually reproducing hybrid plants is patentable subject matter.
Newton v Beastie Boys-Beastie boy’s de minimis sampling of the song did not constitute copyright infringement.
Two Pesos v Taco Cabana- Trade dress is protectable under Lanham Act without proof of secondary meaning.
John Doe v GTE corp. GTE not liable for nude videos, because they were not a publisher.
Atwater v Lago Vista- fourth amendment permits police officers to make a warrantless arrest pursuant to a minor criminal offense.
Kyllo V US- Thermal imaging is a search, and evidence was thrown out.
City of Indianapolis v Edmond- stopping vehicles without individual suspicion is unreasonable search and seizure.
City of Everett- under the objective theory of contracts, the safe and its contents are now property of the buyers.
Wrench LLC v Taco Bell- taco bell breached an implied in fact contract
Mesaros v US- the advertising materials sent out by the US mint were a solicitation to make an offer, not an offer.
Lim v TV Corp International- TV corp breached contract
Alden v Presley- Presley’s promise was gratuitous promise not supported by consideration.
Cooper v Smith- gifts to Smith were not revocable just because engagement is off.
Dementas v Estate of Tallas- Dementas’s promise was unenforceable because it was based on past consideration
Jones v Free Flight Sports Aviation- contract was valid because it was ratified as he continued doing business with them
Flood v Fidelity- poisoned husband for life insurance policy which was void under public policy.
Ryno v Tyra- coin flip car bet, facts of incident conclude transfer of car was gift.
Zivich v Mentor Soccer Club- parents sig on exculpatory agreement releases other parties liability for injury damages McDougal Littell Answers