Mr. Jones's projects include some of the largest residential subdivisions within the city. While Mr. Jones' business was developing the infrastructure of its newest and largest subdivision, the city discovered an easement for a city utility line on the subdivision that did not belong to Mr. Jones. The owner of the property where the utility easement is located also discovered the error. The city is threatening to close down the subdivision and Mr. Jones's business and is threatening to sue Mr. Jones for fraud against a municipality. The adjacent property owner is also threatening to sue the client for damages to his property and for trespassing. The adjacent property owner is a citizen of Switzerland.
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FROM; Alexander Maxwell; Law Assistant;
DATE: November 14, 2009
SUBJECT: Mr. Jones' case
The neighbor of Mr. Jones has threatened to sue him for damages to his property. On the other hand the city has threatened to sue Mr. Jones for fraud. The suit for fraud will be a criminal suit. The neighbor, a Swill national is required to file her suit in the District court, whereas the criminal suit will be brought up in the State Trial court (2).
The city must file a complaint with the police for initiating criminal procedure. Mr. Jones can either be arrested or the property searched after a warrant is obtained by the police. A grand jury trial can either return the indictment for fraud or can dismiss it(1). The police will make investigations and might arrest Mr. Jones. If the police feels that the charges of fraud will not stand in court they may release Mr. Jones. Even if the Mr. Jones is arrested ...
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