Jurisdiction Problems, law assignment help

JURISDICTION PROBLEMS

1.  Donald, a resident of Indianapolis, Indiana, is driving his car in Dearborn, Michigan.  He runs a red light and slams into Paula who is a resident of Detroit, MI.  Paula sues Donald for $60,000.

Question: Can Paula file her lawsuit in Federal Court? Explain why or not.

2.  Paula, from Number 1 above, is seriously injured and she sues Donald for $1,000,000.00.

Question: Can Paula file her lawsuit in state court? Explain why or why not.

3.  Patty and Dennis are neighbors and friends who live in Walled Lake, MI. Dennis has a large tree blocking the sun on Patty’s pool and killing her flowers and grass. Patty sues Dennis civilly for damages.  Patty is asking for $4,500 in damages from Dennis.

Question: What court should this case be filed in? be as specific as possible.

4.  Patty now wants $30,000.00 and before she files the suit Dennis moves to Auburn Hills.

Question: What court would Patty file in now? Explain your answer.

5.  Joan Jackson sues David Jackson for divorce.  The not so loving couple live in Westland, MI.  Joan wants a lump sum property settlement of $1,000,000.00 and she wants custody of their son, age 5.

Question: Can this case be filed in Federal Court? Explain why or why notwith as many reasons you can think of.

6.  Joe Smith holds the patent for “The Amazing Slicer Dicer”.  Joe is a resident of Troy, MI. One day, Joe is in Wal-Mart in Milford, MI, and he sees his machine being sold under the name of “Dicer Slicer”  by the Wal-Mart company under their store brand.  Joe sues Wal-Mart for patent infringement ( Federal statute/law) and wants to stop the sale of this product.  Wal-Mart is incorporated in Delaware and has its principal place of business in Springdale, Arkansas.

Question: What court should Joe file his suit in? explain

 
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