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Posted by steve on Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 8:13pm.

a. Your team is working as a legal team in a mid-size law firm. Your supervisor, a partner in the firm, has been approached by Mr. Al Jones, a land developer and very important client, with the following legal situation:
Mr. Jonesís projects include some of the largest residential subdivisions within the City. While Mr. Jonesí business was developing the infrastructure of its newest and largest subdivision, the City discovered an easement for a city utility line on the subdivision that did not belong to Mr. Jones. The owner of the property where the utility easement is located also discovered the error. The City is threatening to close down the subdivision and Mr. Jonesís business, and is threatening to sue Mr. Jones for fraud against a municipality. The adjacent property owner is also threatening to sue the client for damages to his property and for trespassing. The adjacent property owner is a citizen of Switzerland.
b. Your supervisor wants your legal team to identify and analyze the clientís legal situation and present to him an internal memorandum that assesses the situation and describes how the law firm can help. The memorandum should consist of approximately 1,500-2,500-words. The partner wants your legal team to address each of the following:
1) Describe the state and/or federal court(s) that can review and resolve the situation.
2) The court(s) that may have jurisdiction over the situation. Explain.
3) Identify the stages and processes for reviewing the situation in civil court.
4) Compare the proposed resolution of the civil aspects of the situation with the criminal acts resolution.
5) Analyze the probable success of a court proceeding and any alternative means of resolving the civil matter including the role of dispute resolution.

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