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NITA Case File: Taylor v. Pinnacle Packaging Products, 3rd Edition

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By  Andrew P. Rodovich & Thomas (Jay) Leach

Taylor-3d-TrialIn the Third Edition of Taylor v. Pinnacle Packaging Products, Inc., the plaintiff, Jamie Taylor, was hired by the defendant, Pinnacle Packaging Products, Inc., to work in the company warehouse. During her employment, the plaintiff claims she was sexually harassed by the warehouse manager, John Hamilton. Taylor was fired by Hamilton during her probation period. The plaintiff alleges that she was fired because she resisted the advances of Hamilton. Taylor has sued Pinnacle under a Title VII claim for sexual harassment and wrongful discharge.

There are three witnesses for the plaintiff and four for the defendant.

A deposition version of Taylor v. Pinnacle Packaging Products, Inc. is also available in plaintiff, defendant, and faculty versions. The deposition and trial files are fully integrated, so that students may use the deposition materials to study deposition practice and then go on to study trial practice using the trial materials.

A CD with exhibits is included with the file.

There are two witnesses for both the plaintiff and defendant.

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NITA Publication: Federal Rules of Evidence with Objections, 12th Edition

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By Anthony J. Bocchino & David A. Sonenshein

FRE-with-Objections-12th-coFederal Rules of Evidence with Objections, Twelfth Edition contains the complete text of the Federal Rules of Evidence as amended to December 1, 2014. This useful guide is organized for quick reference, with an alphabetical section of major objections, and includes practical tips and legal interpretations for each rule. The small-format packaging is designed so you can easily tuck the book into a pocket or briefcase. The spiral binding allows you to place the book flat on a desk or table, so you can quickly reference pages without damaging the spine.

In addition, the book lists key phrases for objections with thumb tabs for quick reference, and includes a mini-CD with the entire book in PDF format hyper-linked and bookmarked for ease of use.

Retail Price: $45

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NITA Case File: State v. Casey

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stateVsCaseyBy Joseph E. Taylor

In State v. Casey, the defense and the prosecution agree that Bill Melton and his eleven-year-old son Stephen were murdered in their home with Bill’s own shotgun. What they don’t agree on, however, is who pulled the trigger.

Michael Casey, the eighteen-year-old defendant, has been charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of his stepfather and half-brother. Michael confesses to Detective Stevens but later recants, contending that it was his mother, Dianna Melton, who actually murdered Bill and Stephen to collect $500,000 in insurance money. The prosecution stands by its case that Michael, allegedly inspired by a made-for-television movie about a teenager who murders his family under similar circumstances, killed both victims–and would have killed his own mother, too, if he hadn’t run out of shotgun shells.

This second edition of State v. Casey tests the student’s advocacy and medical expert witness skills through this full trial, which includes four witnesses per side, including the coroner and forensic experts in fingerprint and blood spatter analysis, and electronic evidence in the form of Facebook posts on an online “microsite.” The case file also includes CD-ROM containing the exhibits.

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NITA Publication: Fact Investigation, Second Edition

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factInvestigationby Professor Anthony Bocchino and Paul J. Zwier

In a successful litigation, it isn’t enough to know the facts. You must also know how to interpret and use those facts, and thoughtfully delving into the stories behind them is a crucial task if you hope to prevail for your client. Fact Investigation, by longtime NITA authors Paul Zwier and Anthony Bocchino, will change the way you approach cases for the rest of your career.

The Second Edition is fully revised, with special emphasis on the impact of the proposed Federal Rules Civil Procedure changes, and features an important new chapter on e-discovery. Rare is now the case that doesn’t involve some form of electronic evidence, and every litigator must know the ever-expanding issues surrounding it. Find out how e-discovery strategies differ from plaintiff to defendant and how to manage your client’s competing rights to both speech and privacy in our highly discoverable online world.

Retail Price: $55

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NITA Case File: Yount v. Molitor

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yountVmoliterBy Paul Zwier & William Hunt

For Fred Yount, being Hal Molitor’s protege, was getting caught in a downpour of pennies from heaven. By working hard at Hal’s business ventures, this trusted young lieutenant, partner, and friend became like the son Hal had never had, and for their part, Fred and his wife enjoyed the perks of work and play with Hal. But when Hal’s “investment” operation drew scrutiny from the SEC, the economy turned bearish, and Hal refused to reimburse Fred’s business travel expenses, Fred wisely tried to take the money and run-only there was no money. Hal invalidated Fred’s severance agreement, and Fred was broke despite almost two decades of loyal service. Penniless and feeling swindled out of what was promised to him, Fred sued for breach of contract, ultimately advancing the question of how to value restricted, lightly traded penny stocks in his now-disputed severance agreement.

Yount v. Molitor tests the student’s advocacy and non-medical expert witness examination skills through this full trial, which includes two fact witnesses per side, expert witnesses in stock valuation, and electronic evidence in the form of email, texts, and Facebook posts on online “microsites.” In this novel case of finance and flirtation, students will discover that there’s nothing like fifteen years of easy money, boozy dinners, and skinny-dipping by moonlight to complicate a lawsuit.

Faculty Materials: $35Order Now: at lexisnexis.com
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