Joe Smith Vs Moorhead Case Study

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Fictitious lawsuit of Smith vs. City of Moorhead Case Background: Joe Smith was working for the City of Moorhead as a maintenance crew member on the Meadows Golf Course, a city-owned golf course. He was edging around ball markers on the Meadows 8th fairway when he was struck on the head with an in-flight golf ball. He went to the Meritcare emergency room, where he was diagnosed with a contusion on the side of his head and concussion. He then missed the last day of work of the week. Smith sought compensation from the City of Moorhead for the costs of the hospital bills and wages lost from the missed day of work. Moorhead denied him on both accounts based on his signature on a document stating his forfeiture of his right to sue. Pleadings: Smith files suit in Minnesota District 7 court against the City of Moorhead claiming Moorhead denied him Worker’s Compensation. The complaint contains the facts needed for the court to take jurisdiction, a…show more content…
However, it does not examine the evidence of the case. The appeal is only applicable when there is a question of error of the law. The court has the power to reverse the decision, remand it, or uphold it. Remanding a trial means sending it back to the original court that heard the case, usually with a statement as how to interpret the law. The appellate court in the case of Smith vs. Moorhead affirms the decision of the trial court, and reinforces its judgment. Moorhead has a last chance to appeal to a higher court, if possible. If Moorhead were to appeal to a higher court, they would have to submit a petition for a writ of certiorari from the United States Supreme Court. If it were granted, a news brief would be held, and the attorneys would be allowed to give oral arguments. Moorhead chooses not to appeal to a higher court, and pays the award to Smith. If an appeal were denied again, the case would be closed unless it was a federal

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