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Lee v. Jenkins Bros
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- The Brief Prologue provides necessary case brief introductory information and includes:
- Topic: Identifies the topic of law and where this case fits within your course outline.
- Parties: Identifies the cast of characters involved in the case.
- Procedural Posture & History: Shares the case history with how lower courts have ruled on the matter.
- Case Key Terms, Acts, Doctrines, etc.: A case specific Legal Term Dictionary.
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- The Case Brief is the complete case summarized and authored in the traditional Law School I.R.A.C. format. The Pro case brief includes:
- Brief Facts: A Synopsis of the Facts of the case.
- Rule of Law: Identifies the Legal Principle the Court used in deciding the case.
- Facts: What are the factual circumstances that gave rise to the civil or criminal case? What is the relationship of the Parties that are involved in the case. Review the Facts of this case here:
In 1919 the Crane Company sold one of its plants to Respondent. Respondent sought to hire Petitioner, the business manager of the Crane Company. Yardley, the President of Respondent Corporation and a substantial stockholder, met with Petitioner to persuade him to join the company. Also present at the meeting was a vice president and his wife. Petitioner was the only surviving witness to the conversation. He testified that he was offered a pension and promised that at the age of 60 he would receive the pension not to exceed $1500 regardless of his status with the company. This agreement was not recorded in writing. Petitioner accepted the position and eventually became vice president, general manager, and director. After twenty-five years with the company, he was discharged at the age of 55. Petitioner who had started out making $4,000 per year was making $33,000 plus a 10% annual bonus.
- Issue(s): Lists the Questions of Law that are raised by the Facts of the case.
- Holding: Shares the Court's answer to the legal questions raised in the issue.
- Concurring / Dissenting Opinions: Includes valuable concurring or dissenting opinions and their key points.
- Reasoning and Analysis: Identifies the chain of argument(s) which led the judges to rule as they did.
- The Brief Prologue closes the case brief with important forward-looking discussion and includes:
- Policy: Identifies the Policy if any that has been established by the case.
- Court Direction: Shares where the Court went from here for this case.