Project #55152 - Cipollone v. Liggett

Read the US Supreme Court opinion in the case Cipollone v. Liggett

 

 

 

Use: ( http://scholar.google.com/ select "Case Law" button and search cipollone v. liggett )

 

 

Also, read Read Case 2.1 on page 33 of The Legal Environment of Business.

 

  

After reading these, write a formal paper that addresses the item below. This is a FORMAL paper so your responses should read as a paper, not as answers to three questions. Make sure your paper is double-spaced and includes any references you might use (like the text). Conform to APA formatting guidelines where appropriate, but there are no word count requirements

  

What are the salient facts of Cipollone v. Liggett and what is the issue being addressed by the court? (note: "salient facts" are facts that are necessary to decide an issue and are not claims or assertions or issues. For example, the fact that the plaintiff is female is likely not salient, but the fact she started smoking in 1942 may well be depending on the issue)

 

 

 

What is the "procedural history" of this Cipollone v. Ligget (look it up, if you don't know what is a procedural history)? (make sure you understand what "procedural history" means so ask if you do not)

 

 

 

What is the doctrine of preemption?

 

 

 

How did the court's decision in Cipollone relate to preemption?

 

 

 

How would the preemption holding affect your ability to sue tobacco companies for damages from smoking?

 

 

 

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 

 

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Due By (Pacific Time) 02/01/2015 01:00 pm
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