case brief

The 2015 Mock Trial Team is working with the following case:

PAT VARMA
v.
SAMANTHA/SAMUEL W. KANG, M.D

Case description coming soon.

 

 

 

 

The 2014 Mock Trial Team worked with the following case:

BARI/BARRY JACOB, as personal representative of THE ESTATE OF DYMEK JACOB, Plaintiff,
v.
CABORITE AIRCRAFT, INC., Defendant.

This year's case revolves around whether or not the wing of a stunt plane (the Carborite Model 2) sheared off due to a design defect or as a result of pilot error. The plaintiff, Barry Jacob, is the child of John Dymek Jacob, a stunt pilot who died performing an advanced aerobatic maneuver called the Triple Lindy, while practicing for a stunt show at the Devlin County Fair. The Plaintiff asserts that the defendant, Carborite Aircraft Inc., failed to design the plane to withstand the standard amount of g-force necessary for a stunt plane in order to save money. Carborite's position is that the plane was designed correctly and the plane's maximum permitted g-force was only exceeded because of the error of the pilot. Can the plaintiff prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the design was defective, or will the defendant be successful in its defense that this tragedy would not have occurred but for pilot error?