William Fong borrowed Phillip Chang’s IBM laptop computer.
William Fong borrowed Phillip Chang’s IBM laptop computer to finish a report he had for geography. On the way to return it to his friend, he accidentally dropped it on the pavement causing $1000 in damages. William agreed to pay him for the repairs. Two months have gone by and Phillip still has not received the money to repair it.
Please read and answer the following questions as they apply to the cases above.
i) Is this a case of public law, private law, or both? Why?
ii) Which sub-classification is it?
iii) Where would the case be heard and why?
iv) How would the case be cited?
v) What would be the outcome of the case?
vi) What kind of damages would you award if any, and how much?