Practical Ponderable: Your firm has agreed to represent Michael, the victim of
Your firm has agreed to represent Michael, the victim of a school shooting. The evidence your investigator has been able to gather at this point indicates that the suspected assailants had been avid fans of an incredibly violent movie, “Teenage Stalkers,” and that they shot Michael as part of their attempt to replicate what happened in the movie. Your supervising attorneys want to sue the company that produced this movie, but they are concerned about being able to prove causation.
Questions to be answered:
1. What will they have to show to prove the link between the movie company and Michael’s shooting?
2. Why do you think causation may be a problem?
3. What evidence will need to be presented if they are going to meet their burden of proof?