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FACTS OF THE CASE1. Who is the plaintiff / defendant?2. Briefly tell about the case and why it was filed.
HISTORY OF THE CASE IN THE LOWER COURTS.1. Who won in each of the lower courts?
–Brief MUST identify and fully discuss ( in RATIONALE ) at least TWO ISSUES found in the case.–ISSUES1. What are the legal questions which were decided by the appellate court whose opinion you are reading now?THESE ISSUES MUST BE FRAMED IN THE FORM OF QUESTIONS WHICH CAN BE ANSWERED BY A SIMPLE YES OR NO.(Never use the names of any parties in your wording of the issue.)(Be sure to make the issues general in nature and generic in form. That means the issues you frame should be equally applicable to all similar cases.)–DECISION (answer Yes or No only)1. Indicate here whether the appellate court’s answer to the issue, or issues, was yes or no.2. Note the decision by the appellate court?3. Did it affirm or reverse the decision of the lower court?
–RATIONALERationale should be MUCH longer than the facts, must identify by number or letter the explanation to each issue, and should completely explain all issues identified by
you.What was the reason, or reasons, given for the holding by the appellate court?(Make sure that you completely explain the reasoning of the court in deciding the answers to the issues you have framed.)(Do NOT add information to the brief not found in the case. You can, however, refer to cases discussed in the opinion by the appellate court which you are briefing.)