Fields v. Hoyt

In 1935, Homer Hoyt took his son Robert to see the Boston Braves play the Chicago Cubs at Braves Field. Robert had recently broken his arm and had it in a cast. After Babe Ruth completed batting practice, Robert asked him to sign the cast. Rather than signing it, Ruth gave him the bat that he had used in batting practice. Decades later, Robert was unemployed and sold his bat to John Quincy. Shortly after Robert’s death, his son Scott sold a bat to the plaintiff, Emmitt Fields, claiming it was the bat Babe Ruth had given to his father. Fields has sued Scott Hoyt alleging that Scott fraudulently induced him to purchase the bat.
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In 1935, Homer Hoyt took his son Robert to see the Boston Braves play the Chicago Cubs at Braves Field. Robert had recently broken his arm and had it in a cast. After Babe Ruth completed batting practice, Robert asked him to sign the cast. Rather than signing it, Ruth gave him the bat that he had used in batting practice. Decades later, Robert was unemployed and sold his bat to John Quincy. Shortly after Robert’s death, his son Scott sold a bat to the plaintiff, Emmitt Fields, claiming it was the bat Babe Ruth had given to his father. Fields has sued Scott Hoyt alleging that Scott fraudulently induced him to purchase the bat.

Fields v. Hoyt, by Judge Andrew Rodovich, is intended to be a quick, fairly simple case file perfect for time-limited classes and programs. It features three witnesses per side, as well as access to the electronic files of the exhibits via NITA’s easy-to-use digital download center.

Law professors may request the teaching notes for this publication by emailing ReviewCopy@lexisnexis.com.

Table of contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

COMPLAINT

ANSWER

DEPOSITIONS

       Emmitt Fields
       John Quincy
       James Fenway
       Homer "Bucky" Hoyt, Jr.
       George Herman
       Diamond Williams
       Michael "Mickey" Williams
       Sally Hoyt
       Scott Hoyt

EXHIBITS
       Exhibit 1—Comparison Photo of Bats
       Exhibit 2—Braves Game Admission Ticket
       Exhibit 3—Braves Game Scorecard (Cover)

JURY INSTRUCTIONS AND VERDICT FORM
       Preliminary Instructions
       Final Instructions

Verdict Form

ABOUT THE AUTHOR