Confirm favorite deletion?
Contracts Keyed to Kunz
Parker v. Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Citation:474 P.2d 689 (Cal. 1970)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
CaseCast™ – "What you need to know"
Only StudyBuddy Pro offers the complete Case Brief Anatomy*
Access the most important case brief elements for optimal case understanding.
*Case Brief Anatomy includes: Brief Prologue, Complete Case Brief, Brief Epilogue
- 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.
- Case Doctrines, Acts, Statutes, Amendments and Treatises: Identifies and Defines Legal Authority used in this case.
- 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:
Plaintiff was to play the female lead in Defendant’s contemplated production of the motion picture “Bloomer Girl.” The contract provided that Defendant would pay Plaintiff a minimum “guaranteed compensation.” But, Defendant decided not to produce the picture. Defendant wrote a letter notifying Plaintiff they would not comply with their obligations under the written contract and in order to avoid damage to Plaintiff, Defendant instead offered Plaintiff the leading actress in another film tentatively entitled “Big Country, Big Man.” The compensation offered by Defendant was identical in 31 of the 34 provisions, with the differences being that “Big Country” was a dramatic “western type” movie whereas “Bloomer Girl” was a musical production. “Big Country” was also to be filmed in Australia whereas “Bloomer Girl” was to be filmed in California. And other certain terms varied from those of the original contract.
- 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.