Assignment 11.1: creation of a bailment relationship
This assignment supports the following lesson objective:
Explain the rights and responsibilities of the parties in a bailment relationship
In this hypothetical case study, you will evaluate whether a bailment relationship exists, and if so, explain the rights and liabilities of the bailor and the bailee.
Perform the following tasks:
Step 1: Review the following case.
Jeff is an avid UNC-Chapel Hill basketball fan, and drives to the Greensboro Coliseum to watch his beloved Tarheels play in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) basketball tournament. When Jeff arrives at the Greensboro Coliseum parking lot, he pays $20 to the lot attendant for parking, takes a ticket (on the ticket is the language “WARNING: Not responsible for damage to personal property while on Greensboro Coliseum premises”), parks his car, puts his keys in his pocket, and enters the Coliseum. Jeff is overjoyed as he watches the Tarheels beat the Duke Blue Devils by 30 points. As he returns to his vehicle, he is shocked to see his windshield bashed in, and surmises that the perpetrator must have been a Blue Devil fan (after all, Jeff’s car is painted Carolina Blue, and there is a large, heavy Blue Devil statue protruding from his windshield!). Jeff also surmises that the Blue Devil fan is probably long gone by now (the Tar Heels were leading by 25 points at halftime!) and already well within the protective confines of the stone wall surrounding Duke University.
Step 2: Write a letter of advice to Jeff.
In a one- to two-page (250- to 500-word) letter, advise Jeff of his legal rights against the Greensboro Coliseum for damage to his vehicle.
Step 3: Save and submit your assignment.
When you have completed the assignment, save a copy for yourself in an easily accessible place and submit a copy to your instructor using the dropbox.