Based on a tort action in federal court against an Alabama church for financial explotation by a pastoral counselor, this case simulation problem offers a complete set of court documents
to supplement your Persuasive Legal Writing, Pretrial Practice, Appellate Advocacy, or Moot Court class.
Case File III presents a complete set of realistic court documents: A complaint, defensive motions with supporting documentation, and transcripts of six depositions in Petrillo v. Rooks A notice of appeal from a dispositive opinion and order
Case File III is a solid platform for: Written and oral exercises One or more memoranda and oral arguments before the district court Briefs and oral arguments before the court of appeals
Case File III raises numerous legal issues, such as: Diversity jurisdiction State law bases for church liability for pastoral misconduct Constitutional limits on church liability for pastoral misconduct Testimonial privilege for confidential communications with clergy members