Due today Sunday @9:45 EST.
This discussion forum will help you develop your skills of revision in the writing process and collaboration in the revision process.
This assignment is worth 60 points: (20 points for following directions, 10 points for Original post instructions 2 and 3; and 10 points each for your replies).
Note: You will not be able to view the posts of your classmates until you submit your initial post.
Your participation in the discussion forum, including:
A clear, specific, and detailed response to the initial question(s) below
Clear, specific, and detailed, responses to at least two other students’ posts
Step 1 Review:
The instructional materials from Units 1-7
Step 2 Post:
Pull an Assignment or an Original Discussion Post and, based upon the knowledge base you have now built through this course,
revise either two paragraphs of the Assignment or,
revise the entire Original Discussion post.
In an original post (not an attached document to an original post) include the following (in the following order):
Original text: Copy and paste into your new post a copy of the original post or two assignment paragraphs you are going to edit.
2nd draft of text: The revised version
Writers Revision Note: Underneath the revised versions of either the two assignment paragraphs or the revised original post, write a revision note in a new paragraph explaining what you did in your revision process and what feedback you would like from your classmate/colleague.
When you are ready to copy and paste the revised text into an original post in this discussion forum. 1
Unit 3 Assignment
Legal Research Writing
April 16, 2022
Unit 3 Assignment
New York Courts
Unlike in most states in the United States, the Supreme Court is a trial court and not
the highest court in New York. Most states consider the Supreme Court as the highest court,
except New York State.
Basso and Navedo are both secondary sources. Both cases explain, discuss, and
analyze the law. They analyze the concepts of Common Law to establish consistent outcomes.
Common law is a law that is based on previous judicial decisions.
In Basso v. Miller, the plaintiff sued the defendant after being injured in a motorcycle
accident on the defendants property. In Navedo v. 250 Willis Avenue Supermarket, the
plaintiff sued the defendant for damages as a result of a slip and fall accident.
In Basso v. Miller, the order of the court was modified and the case was remitted to
Supreme Court, Kings County for a new trial. In Navedo v. 250 Willis Avenue Supermarket,
the appeals court reinstated the complaint and denied the defendants motion for summary
Basso v. Miller
Did the defendant have a duty to keep its premises in a reasonably safe condition?
Navedo v. 250 Willis Avenue Supermarket
Should the defendant be liable for the slip and fall accident?
Rules of Law
In Basso v. Miller, the court is using the standard of the reasonable person to
determine whether the defendants actions constitute negligence. In Navedo v. 250 Willis
Avenue Supermarket, the court is using the law of negligence to determine if the defendant is
legally responsible for the harm suffered.
In Basso v. Miller, the plaintiff did not have sufficient evidence to prove the purpose
of his existence on the defendants property. In Navedo v. 250 Willis Avenue Supermarket,
there was no admissible evidence that the defendant had constructive or actual knowledge of
In Basso v. Miller, the court of appeals reversed and remanded the case for a new trial,
claiming that in place of the common law rules of classification of plaintiffs in regard to
landowner liability, the court should apply a single standard of reasonable care under the
circumstances whereby foreseeability would be the measure of liability. In Navedo v. 250
Willis Avenue Supermarket, the appeals court reversed the court order and denied the
defendants motion for summary judgment.
Basso v. Miller, 40 N.Y.2d 233, 386 N.Y.S.2d 564, 352 N.E.2d 868 (N.Y. 1976)
Navedo v. 250 Willis Ave. S, 290 A.D.2d 246, 735 N.Y.S.2d 132 (N.Y. App. Div. 2002)