Case Briefs for Law Students and Lawyers

Case briefs are vital to any law student’s education.  They are a summary of the facts of the legal case.  Each brief can be used in class and can help students study.  The formats can vary, but they must all include facts, procedure, issue, holding, reasoning and concurring/dissenting opinions.  Case briefs don’t have all of the facts, but they are a helpful guide for law students.  They can be useful in class or in preparing for an exam.  Students and lawyers are encouraged to submit case briefs!
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Most recent Case briefs

United Housing Foundation, Inc., v. Forman

421 U.S. 837, 1975


  • United Housing gave D the right to lease a room in a coop.
  • They are entitled to buy shares which give them the right to rent a specific room.
  • “In effect, their purchase is a recoverable deposit on an apartment....
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Landreth Timber Co. v. Landreth

471 U.S. 681, 1985


  • A father and son sold all of their stock, which was worth 85% of the total outstanding shares of their timber company.
    1. The company was a closely held business org.
  • Six other shareholders owned the remaining 15% of sha...
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Central Bank of Denver v. First Interstate Bank of Denver


  • The Colorado building authority issued bonds to finance public improvements for a residential and commercial development.
  1. The Central Bank petitioner was the trustee for the bond issues.
  • The bonds were secured with land and the central...
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Grimes v. Donald

673 A.2d 1207, Supreme Court of Delaware

• Donald executed an agreement of employment saying he “shall be responsible for the general management” of the company, and also that “he shall report to the board.”
• Grimes wrote to the board compla...

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Smith v. Van Gorkom


  • Trans Union had large investment tax credits that couldn’t offset their existing liabilities. Company managers felt this caused a significant undervaluation of the company itself. Eventually their CFO suggested that Transunion undergo a leveraged buyout by a company that h...
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