Question 1

Homer is a car salesman at the Springfield Yugo dealership. One day, Barney staggers into the dealership and asks to test drive a car. Barney is obviously drunk but Homer gives him the keys to a new Yugo and lets Barney take it out for a test drive. Barney loses control of the car during the drive and he ends up crashing into Flanders' front porch. If Flanders sues Homer, he will probably:

Question 2

Homer is relaxing at home one day when Bart, Homer's 25-year-old son, asks to borrow the car. Homer knows that Bart is responsible and he gives Bart the keys without thinking twice. On his way to the mall, Bart takes his eyes off the road to change the radio station. Because Bart's attention is diverted, he fails to notice that Flanders, who is in the car in front of Bart's, has stopped at a red light. Bart rear-ends Flanders and both cars are totaled. If Flanders sues Homer, Flanders will probably:

Question 3

Homer is relaxing at home one day when Smithers, a friend of Homer's from work, asks to borrow Homer's car. Homer knows that Smithers is responsible and he gives Smithers the keys without thinking twice. On his way to the mall, Smithers takes his eyes off the road to change the radio station. Because Smithers' attention is diverted, he fails to notice that Flanders, who is in the car in front of his, has stopped at a red light. Smithers rear-ends Flanders and both cars are totaled. If Flanders sues Homer, Flanders will probably:

Question 4

Picasso is the owner and president of Picasso House Painters, Inc. Picasso's crew, Henri, Claude and Bob, are hired to paint Michelangelo's house. Michelangelo is very wealthy and his house is full of very expensive gadgets and toys. One of Michelangelo's custom made Harley-Davidson motorcycles catches Claude's eye and, one day during lunch, he hops on the bike and begins to ride around Michelangelo's house on it. Claude loses control and crashes the motorcycle into a large statue in the middle of Michelangelo's living room. The statute falls over and shatters. If Michelangelo sues Picasso for the statue, Michelangelo will probably:

Question 5

Louise is the owner of LittleTykes, a daycare center that looks after children while their parents are at work. Looking to expand her staff, Louise hires Andrea. Louise is so impressed with Andrea's credentials that she hires her without doing a background check. Had Louise done a background check, she would have seen that Andres had been convicted of, and served prison time for, child abuse two years earlier. A few weeks after being hired, Andrea is leading a group of children out to recess when one of the children steps out of line. Andrea slaps the child. If the parents sue Louise, they will probably:

Question 6

Picasso is the owner and president of Picasso House Painters, Inc. Picasso's crew, Henri, Claude and Bob, are hired to paint Michelangelo's house. All three members of the crew are independent contractors who have individual agreements with Picasso. Michelangelo is very wealthy and his house is full of very expensive gadgets and toys. One of Michelangelo's custom made Harley-Davidson motorcycles catches Claude's eye and, one day during lunch, he hops on the bike and begins to ride around Michelangelo's house on it. Claude loses control and crashes the motorcycle into a large statue in the middle of Michelangelo's living room. The statute falls over and shatters. If Michelangelo sues Picasso for the statue, Michelangelo will probably:

Question 7

Gordon is the proud owner of a brand new Chevrolet. After a few months of driving the car, Gordon notices that the car's brakes are beginning to fail. Gordon takes his car to Waltrip's Garage and Auto body shop to have the breaks repaired. Waltrip's head mechanic, Michael, fixes the brakes but he does so negligently. After picking up his car, Gordon decides to take his car for a cruise. While slowing down for a red light, the car's brakes fail and Gordon runs the light. Gordon's car crashes into Wallace's car, seriously injuring Wallace. If Gordon argues that Michael is responsible for the accident because he negligently fixed the brakes, Gordon will probably:

Question 8

Jeff is the owner and general manager of the Seaside shopping mall. One day, Jeff notices a loose railing on one of the staircases. He hires Brian, an independent contractor, to fix the railing, but Brian does so negligently. Later in the week, Samantha and Sheri are walking up the staircase when Sheri leans up against the railing. The railing gives away and Sheri falls and is injured. If Sheri sues Jeff and Jeff argues that Brian is responsible for the accident because Brian negligently fixed the railing, Jeffrey will probably:

Question 9

ACME Construction Company needs to remove a rock formation in order to make way for a road that it is building. ACME hires Wiley, an explosives expert, to remove the rock formation. When Wiley detonates his blasting caps, rock shards fly through the air and hit Bugs in the head injuring him severely. In a suit to recover for the damages he suffered, Bugs will be able to recover against Wiley but not against ACME.

Question 10

ACME Construction Company needs to remove a rock formation in order to make way for a road that it is building. ACME hires Wiley, an explosives expert, to remove the rock formation. As part of the agreement, Wiley agrees to assume all risks in connection with the blasting activity that he is going to be performing. When Wiley detonates his blasting caps, rock shards fly through the air and hit Bugs in the head injuring him severely. In a suit to recover for the damages he suffered, Bugs will be able to recover against Wiley but not against ACME.