Michael owns an apple farm in rural North Carolina. The western edge of Michael’s property is bordered by a road that connects the area’s farms to each other and to the city. One of the apple trees at that end of Michael’s property has rotted and, during one particularly windy day, the tree falls over into the road. Unfortunately, Scottie happens to be driving by when the tree falls and the tree lands on top of Scottie’s car. If Scottie sues Michael for damages, he will probably:
Choice 1 Win, because the tree belonged to Michael
Choice 2 Win, because Michael should have removed the rotted tree from his property
Choice 3 Lose, because Michael might not have known that the tree was rotted
Choice 4 Lose because Michael did not owe Scottie a duty
Michael owns a home in suburban Chicago. The western edge of Michael’s property is bordered by the town’s street. One of the big oak trees at that end of Michael’s property has rotted and, during one particularly windy day, the tree falls over into the road. Unfortunately, Scottie happens to be driving by when the tree falls and the tree lands on top of Scottie’s car. If Scottie sues Michael for damages, he will probably:
Choice 1 Win, because the tree belonged to Michael
Choice 2 Win, because Michael should have removed the rotted tree from his property
Choice 3 Lose, because Michael might not have known that the tree was rotted
Choice 4 Lose because Michael did not owe Scottie a duty
Mickey owns an estate in suburban New York. As a hobby, Mickey buys a metal detector and begins to search his property for buried objects. He gets a reading from the metal detector in one particular spot and Mickey begins to dig. After digging ten feet, Mickey gives up but he does not fill in the hole. Roger, who has just arrived in New York from North Dakota, is wandering around Mickey’s neighborhood looking for a motel. Roger sees Mickey’s house and decides to ring the bell and ask for information. Roger jumps the fence marking Mickey’s property and is making his way across Mickey’s lawn when he falls into the pit and breaks his leg. If Roger sues Mickey for negligence, Roger will be able to recover for his injuries:
True
False
Mickey owns an estate in suburban New York. One of the prize features on Mickey’s land is a lake that Mickey likes to swim in. Once or twice a week, Roger, Phil, Yogi and Whitey go swimming in the lake as well, even though they know the lake is private property. None of them know Mickey and nobody has ever asked his permission to use the lake. Further, Mickey knows that they use his lake but he has never done anything to stop them. As a hobby, Mickey buys a metal detector and begins to search his property for buried objects. He gets a reading from the metal detector in one particular spot and Mickey begins to dig. After digging ten feet, Mickey gives up but he does not fill in the hole. Later that day, Roger, Phil, Yogi and Whitey are making their way across Mickey’s lawn toward the lake when Roger falls into the pit and breaks his leg. If Roger sues Mickey for negligence, Roger will be able to recover for his injuries:
True
False
Mickey owns a one thousand acre estate in suburban New York. Mickey is an avid hunter and he digs several pits on his property to trap game animals. He covers the pits with grass and branches so that they cannot be seen and he posts warning signs next to each pit to protect people from falling into them. Roger, a good friend of Mickey’s, decides to drop in on Mickey one day. As Roger is making his way across Mickey’s property, he falls into one of the pits and breaks his leg. If Roger sues Mickey for negligence, Roger will not be able to recover for his injuries:
True
False
Mickey has recently purchased a one thousand acre estate in suburban New York from Orion. Orion was an avid hunter and had dug several pits on the property to trap game animals. When Orion sells the property to Mickey, he forgets to tell Mickey about the pits although, had Mickey inspected the land, he would have discovered them. Roger, a good friend of Mickey’s, decides to drop in on Mickey one day. As Roger is making his way across Mickey’s property, he falls into one of the pits and breaks his leg. If Roger sues Mickey for negligence, Roger will not be able to recover for his injuries:
True
False
Mickey has recently purchased a one thousand acre estate in suburban New York from Orion. Orion was an avid hunter and had dug several pits on the property to trap game animals. When Orion sells the property to Mickey, he forgets to tell Mickey about the pits although, had Mickey inspected the land, he would have discovered them. Mickey is a dedicated environmentalist and he decides to turn his property into a nature reserve and arboretum. Mickey opens the nature reserve to the public and his property soon becomes a popular tourist attraction. Roger, a tourist from North Dakota, decides to spend a day at the nature reserve but, as he is wandering around the nature reserve, he falls into one of the pits and breaks his leg. If Roger sues Mickey for negligence, Roger will not be able to recover for his injuries:
True
False

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