Topic: Still exercise
Explain how the law applies to Mr. Marsh’s case. For the first issue, use one of the cases. For the second issue, use the statute and one of the cases.
Keep in mind that the issues in his case are related to:
- Whether or not Mr. Marsh has a valid breach of contract claim based upon the Hospital’s Employment Handbook (use one of the cases)
- Whether or not Mr. Marsh has a valid claim for wrongful/abusive discharge (use the statute and one of the cases)
PART 1: Provide the full citation in correct Bluebook format for four of the five cases for the Major Projects (only use the cases under the issues – do not use the case for the rule).
PART 2: For this exercise, you will be synthesizing. When you synthesize, you explain the law and the reasoning of the courts when they resolve a specific issue. It explains the law and how the courts reach their holdings. The synthesis explains the standards, factors, criteria, and approaches that the courts use to solve the legal dispute. When you read a statute and a set of opinions all focused on the same issue, you will notice that the approach to resolving the issue may be the same.
For this exercise, explain the law applicable to one of the issues (do not use the rule or the case pertaining to the rule). If you choose the second issue, you must synthesize the statute and the two cases.
The synthesis should NOT be a mere sentence or two. You should utilize, analyze, and synthesize the cases and statutes provided above.
- Whether or not Mr. Marsh has a valid breach of contract claim based upon the Hospital’s Employment Handbook
- Whether or not Mr. Marsh has a valid claim for wrongful/abusive discharge
**You must use the full citation for the cases, and your citations to the cases and the statute in this exercise must be correct according to Bluebook format. **
Motion to Dismiss
Maryland Rule 2-322(b)
Faya v. Almaraz, 329 Md. 435, 620 A.2d 327 (1993).
NOTE: Use this case only to state/cite the narrow rule regarding the standard for a motion to dismiss.
Breach of Contract
Staggs v. Blue Cross of Md., Inc., 61 Md. App. 381, 486 A.2d 798, cert. denied, 303 Md. 295, 493 A.2d 349 (1985).
Bagwell v. Peninsula Reg’l Med. Ctr., 106 Md. App 470, 665 A.2d 297 (1995).
Wrongful/Abusive Discharge (note that courts use the terms wrongful and abusive interchangeably)
Md. Code Ann., Crim Law. §9-303
NOTE: This is former Art. 27, § 762
Wholey v. Sears Roebuck & Co., 370 Md. 38, 803 A.2d 482 (2002).
Adler v. American Std. Corp., 291 Md. 31, 432 A.2d 464 (1981).
PART 1: – a demand letter/advocacy letter. Who is the audience in an office memo and the demand letter? Is the writing different? If so, why? If not, why
Part 2: List up to 5 parts of a demand/advocacy letter and the purpose behind those sections.
Part 3: List how you would ensure that you write an effective demand letter/advocacy letter.