Derivative Suits for Family Members Self-Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barney is walking down the street one day when he is run over by Homer. Barney is severely injured and spends several months in the hospital and several months in rehab after his release from the hospital. Barney’s rehab was successful and, upon its completion, Barney was as good as new. If Barney’s wife, Maggie, brings a cause of action for loss of consortium against Homer, she will:
Choice 1 Win, because she was deprived of marital relations while Barney was in the hospital
Choice 2 Lose, because Maggie is a woman
Choice 3 Lose, because Maggie did not lose marital relations permanently
Choice 4 Lose, because Maggie did not witness the accident
Barney is walking down the street one day when he is run over by Homer. Barney is severely injured and spends several months in the hospital and several months in rehab after his release from the hospital. At the time of the accident, Barney is living with his fiancée, Maggie. Maggie and Barney have been engaged for twelve years and have been living together since they got engaged. Barney’s rehab was successful and, upon its completion, Barney was as good as new. If Maggie brings a cause of action for loss of consortium against Homer, she will:
Choice 1 Win, because she was deprived of marital relations while Barney was in the hospital
Choice 2 Lose, because Maggie is a woman
Choice 3 Lose, because Maggie did not lose marital relations permanently
Choice 4 Lose, because Barney and Maggie are not married.
Barney is walking down the street one day when he is run over by Homer. Barney is severely injured and spends several months in the hospital and several months in rehab after his release from the hospital. Barney’s rehab was unsuccessful and Barney dies of his injuries. If Barney’s wife, Maggie, brings a cause of action for loss of consortium against Homer, she will:
Choice 1 Win, because she was deprived of marital relations while Barney was in the hospital
Choice 2 Lose, because Maggie is a woman
Choice 3 Lose, because Maggie did not lose marital relations permanently
Choice 4 Lose, because Barney is dead

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