• April 17th, 2016

Inter-Spousal Immunity Project

Paper, Order, or Assignment Requirements

At common law, a husband and wife had inter-spousal immunity, which prevented lawsuits from being filed by one spouse against another. For instance, a husband who drives negligently while his wife is a passenger could not be sued if the wife sustained injuries due to the husband’s negligent driving. Over half of the states have abolished this inter-spousal immunity, even for personal injury suits. Other states have partially abolished it.

This is a two-part Assignment.

Use Westlaw to locate a case involving a husband or wife suing their spouse or a child suing a parent. After you have located a case, summarize the case in 1 page, focusing on the facts of the case. This will not be a case brief, but rather a short factual synopsis.

Second, research the public policy regarding inter-spousal immunity. Why did many of the courts abolish this immunity? Provide a historical background for this type of immunity. How did public policy come into play? Research this topic well and provide a 3-page written report on your findings.

Make sure you use in-text citations after each paragraphs.

Use Times New Roman or Arial 12-point font.
Be sure to double space work and put your name, date, and assignment on each page of the paper.
You may use the header function of Microsoft Word to do that if you wish.
Use proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
Include a references page with appropriate citations in APA format (for non-legal citations), and/or Bluebook format (for legal citations).
Include appropriate in-text citations in APA format (for non-legal citations), and/or Bluebook format (for legal citations).

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