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RIVERWALK THEATRE is looking for an actor to play the plaintiff in mock trials for the Michigan State University College of Law Trial Practice Institute. The actor will use case materials to build a character and play that character in the highly improvisational environment of a civil court case.
Witness Needed: Aaron Miller, Plaintiff (Age 20-30) Aaron is the co-owner of Miller Trucking who was driving the truck with a load of lettuce that was stolen.
Actor would need to make arrangements to meet with two student legal teams (about one hours with each team) and on Sat. Dec. 2 and Sun. Dec. 3, 8:30-3pm for the trials. Additional interviews may also be needed. There is a stipend based on the number of interviews and the trials.
IF INTERESTED, PLEASE CONTACT TOM FERRIS AT firstname.lastname@example.org AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Case Summary: The current mock trial case arises out of a dispute between Miller Trucking and AAN Trucking. Miller Trucking is transportation Company that moves various goods around the US and Canada. It does nothave USDOT or MDOT licenses. Like many other trucking companies it works through companies known as dispatchers that carry the licenses and insurance. AAN Trucking is a dispatcher owned by John Skirbina. Miller Trucking and AAN had agreements regarding the sharing of the revenue paid by shipment brokers. Miller Trucking and AAN also had an agreement that AAN would lend $20,000 to Miller Trucking to finance a truck purchase. If Miller Trucking defaulted, AAN would receive the title for the truck being financed.
Problems began when a shipment was stolen. There are suspicions that AAN stole the shipment to get insurance money. There are questions about the accuracy of the police report which said that the keys were left in the truck when it was parked in AAN’s lot. Despite this issue, Miller Trucking and AAN continued to work together.
Another problem arose when a buyer refused a shipment of grapes transported by Miller Trucking because they arrived too warm. AAN wanted Miller to take the trailer to a shop to run a false report on the trailer’s refrigerator so insurance money could be collected. Miller refused. AAN then said the broker instructed that the grapes be delivered to another buyer. Miller refused to do so without getting paid first.
After a heated meeting, the parties agreed that their shipping arrangement be terminated immediately. AAN also demanded that the loan be immediately repaid. Miller refused saying they still had time to make payments. Miller Trucking contracted with another dispatcher, Pure Transportation. On June 28, 2017, Miller Trucking learned that AAN had taken the truck being financed by the loan. AAN claimed breach of the loan agreement. The loss of the truck, one of only two that Miller Trucking had, resulted in loss of work for Miller Trucking.