Yount v. Molitor: Trial Materials

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Published: July 15, 2014
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For Fred Yount, the chance to become financial high-roller Hal Molitor's protege was a dream come true. By working hard in Hal's business ventures, this trusted young lieutenant, partner, and friend became like the son Hal had never had-and for their part, Fred and his wife enjoyed the perks of work and play with Hal. But when Hal's "investment" operation drew scrutiny from the SEC, the economy turned bearish, and Hal refused to reimburse Fred's business travel expenses, Fred wisely tried to take the money and run-only there was no money. Hal invalidated Fred's severance agreement, and Fred was broke despite almost two decades of loyal service. Penniless and feeling swindled out of what was promised to him, Fred sued for breach of contract, ultimately advancing the question of how to value restricted, lightly traded penny stocks in his now-disputed severance agreement. In this novel case of finance and flirtation, students will discover that there's nothing like fifteen years of easy money, boozy dinners, and skinny-dipping by moonlight to complicate a lawsuit.

Yount v. Molitor tests the student's advocacy and non-medical expert witness examination skills through this full trial, which includes two fact witnesses per side, expert witnesses in stock valuation, and electronic evidence in the form of email, texts, and Facebook posts on online "microsites." The plaintiff and defendant versions of this case file are self-contained and can be used independently of one another to teach deposition skills.

A CD with exhibits is included with the case file.

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Table of Contents

 CONTENTS

Introduction

Stipulations

Complaint

Answer

Depositions

      Deposition of Stephen Yount, August 15, YR-1
      Deposition of Susan Durham, August 17, YR-1
      Deposition of Harold Molitor, July 31, YR-1
      Deposition of Melissa Still, July 30, YR-1

Expert Depositions, Reports, And CVs
      Summary of Deposition of Plaintiff's Expert—Sam F. Singley
      Expert Report of Dr. Sam F. Singley
      Dr. Singley CV
      Summary of Deposition of Defendant's Expert—Jamie R. Connors
      Expert Report of Dr. Jamie R. Connors
      Dr. Connors CV

Exhibits
      Exhibit 1 — Original Severance Agreement
      Exhibit 2 — Screenshot of Harold Molitor's Facebook Page, October 2, YR-4
      Exhibit 3 — Email from Harold Molitor to Susan Durham, September 30, YR-4
      Exhibit 4 — Unsigned Amended Severance Agreement, with List of Stock
      Exhibit 5 — Yount's Camera Phone Photo of Signed Agreement, Undated
      Exhibit 6 — Text Message from Stephen Yount to Susan Durham, October 6, YR-4
      Exhibit 7 — Susan Durham's Camera Phone Photo of Signed Amendment to Severance Agreement, October 7, YR-4
      Exhibit 8 — Restricted—Stock Certificate, TelexGlobal
      Exhibit 9 — Stock Certificate—Standard TECH
      Exhibit 10 — Molitor Management Fund Balance Sheet, December YR-4
      Exhibit 11 — Molitor Management Fund Newsletter
      Exhibit 12 — SEC Rule 144 (Learned Treatise)

Jury Instructions and Verdict Forms
      Final Jury Instructions
      Proposed Jury Instructions Specific to the Case
      Verdict Forms

Impeachment Problems