Week 1 Individual Assignment (5 points)
Read the US Supreme Court opinion in the case Cipollone v. Liggett
(use scholar.google.com to search ‘cipollone v. liggett’ – make sure you choose legal cases not articles to search)
Also, read Read Case 2.1 on page 33 of The Legal Environment of Business.
reading these, write a formal paper that addresses the item
below. This is a FORMAL paper so your responses should read as a
paper, not as answers to three questions. Make sure your paper is
double-spaced and includes any references you might use (like the
text). Conform to APA formatting guidelines where appropriate, but
there are no word count requirements
What are the salient facts of Cipollone v. Liggett and what is the issue being addressed by the court?
is the “procedural history” of this Cipollone v. Ligget (look it
up, if you don’t know what is a procedural history)? (make sure
you understand what “procedural history” means)
What is the doctrine of preemption?
did the court’s decision in Cipollone relate to preemption? How
would it affect your ability to sue tobacco companies for damages