Read the “You Be the Judge” on p. 10 of the text. It is the case of Del Lago Partners v. Smith.
Review the facts, and the arguments of each party in the case.
1.state the point of law that needs to be decided; and
2. as the judge, decide for one party or the other. State your reasoning. Try to go beyond reiterating the argument given in the text. Also, don’t rely on your instinct. Apply the law.
For this YBTJ, I’ll provide the issue. It is – did the bartender have a legal duty to try to prevent the fight and does the hotel have liability in Bradley Smith’s injuries. Also, consider the bartender’s ethical responsibilities in this case.
Your response is due by Sunday night at 11:55pm. This assignment is in a discussion forum so feel free to comment on your classmates’ responses.
Note that there are no right or wrong answers in this exercise. I want to see that you can identify the issues in the case and provide a rationale decision based on what you learned.