Business Law, 13th Edition Question Marya Callais, a citizen of Florida, was walking along a busy street in Tallahassee, Florida, when a large crate flew off a passing truck and hit her, causing numerous injuries. She experienced a great deal of pain and suffering, incurred significant medical expenses, and could not work for six months. She wants to sue the trucking firm for $300,000 in damages. The firm’s headquarters are in Georgia, although the company does business in Florida. In what court might Callais bring suit—a Florida state court, a Georgia state court, or a federal court? What factors might influence her decision? Marya Callais, a citizen of Florida, was walking along a busy street in Tallahassee, Florida, when a large crate flew off a passing truck and hit her, causing numerous injuries. She experienced a great deal of pain and suffering, incurred significant medical expenses, and could not work for six months. She wants to sue the trucking firm for $300,000 in damages. Who is the potential plaintiff in this lawsuit? Select: Marya/trucking firm Who is the potential defendant? Select: Marya/trucking firm How does a court get personal jurisdiction over a plaintiff? When the plaintiff files a Select: complaint/motion/answer/memorandum in that court. In order for Marya to sue the trucking firm, she has to file the lawsuit in a court that also has personal jurisdiction over the Select: plaintiff/defendant The firm’s headquarters are in Georgia, although the company does business in Florida. In what court might Callais bring suit—a Florida state court, a Georgia state court, or a federal court? What factors might influence her decision? What state(s) have personal jurisdiction over the trucking firm? 1. Select: Georgia/Alabama/South CarolinaI 2. Select: Florida/Alabama/South Carolina Why? Its headquarters is in Select: Georgia/Florida/Alabama/Washington D.C. and does business in Select: Georgia/Florida/Alabama/Washington D.C. Can Marya sue the trucking firm in Georgia and Florida state courts? Select: Yes/No Does Marya want to sue the trucking firm in Georgia? Select: Yes/No Why? 1. Select: she has to travel there/more sympathetic jury in GA/the court is closer to her home/witnesses are there/may know or get recommendations to local lawyers/FL residents may be a more sympathetic jury 2. Select: she has to get a lawyer there/more sympathetic jury in GA/the court is closer to her home/witnesses are there/may know or get recommendations to local lawyers/FL residents may be a more sympathetic jury 3. Select: more sympathetic jury in GA/the court is closer to her home/witnesses are there/witnesses have to travel there/may know or get recommendations to local lawyers/FL residents may be a more sympathetic jury Does Marya want to sue the trucking firm in FL? Select: Yes/No Why? 1. Select: the court is closer to her home/she has to travel there/witnesses have to travel there/she has to get a lawyer there/more sympathetic jury in GA 2. Select: may know or get recommendations to local lawyers/she has to travel there/witnesses have to travel there/she has to get a lawyer there/more sympathetic jury in GA 3. Select: FL residents may be a more sympathetic jury/she has to travel there/witnesses have to travel there/she has to get a lawyer theremore sympathetic jury in GA 4. Select: she has to travel there/witnesses have to travel there/she has to get a lawyer there/more sympathetic jury in GA/witnesses are there Can Marya sue the trucking firm in a federal trial court? Select: Yes/No Why? 1. Select: residents of different states/trucking firm is a federal government business/the accident happened in the U.S.A. Select: trucking firm is a federal government businessover $75000/the accident happened in the U.S.A.