Previously, the emphasis was on obtaining information from clients. In this chapter, the emphasis was on preparing witnesses for trial. To properly prepare witnesses for trial, the paralegal needs to….
Is Big U liable for Amos’s permanent neck injury and paralysis? Is Large U liable?
Amos is a scholarship athlete who is the star wide receiver at Big U, a private university with an outstanding football program team. The week before the game with Large U, Big U’s hated rival, Amos suffered a very painful neck injury that prevented him from practicing. Although Big U’s team physician recommended that Amos not play, Big U’s coach pressured Amos to play because the Large U game would decide the conference championship. Amos suffered a broken neck, causing permanent paralysis, when he was injured during the game in a vicious helmet-to-helmet tackle by Brutus, a Large U defensive back, who was penalized 15 yards for “spearing.” Is Big U liable for Amos’s permanent neck injury and paralysis? Is Large U liable?