Essay on Legal Writing Graded Project 1

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Exercise 1

Law Offices of Eliza Smith and Associates
5678 Barrister Row
Clark, Pennsylvania 18112
(771) 333-4444
Fax (771 333-4445

February 1, 2005

Jane P. Smith
123 Rock Road
Clark, Pennsylvania 18118

RE: Tax appeal hearing
Dear Ms. Jane Smith,
This letter is to advise you that your tax appeal hearing is coming up on March 6, 2005 at 10:35 a.m. at the Office of the Tax Assessors of Lackawanna County. The office is located on the 5th floor of the County Office Building; 211 Ace Road, Clark, Pennsylvania 18111. Attorney Smith would like to remind you to arrive at the County Office Building at 10:25 a.m. with all of the pictures you have of the comparable houses in your area.
If you have aby further questions, please
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal. Carmen Bentley Notary Public
I hereby certify that the precise address of the Grantee herein is 123 Rock Road, Clark, Pennsylvania 18118.

Eliza Smith Attorney for Grantee

Exercise 3
To: Eliza Smith
From: Carmen Bentley
Date: November 8, 2015
Re: Brown v. Furlow, 04-CV-5887
Our File No. 5-987

Statement of Facts:
Dr. Thomas Furlow failed to extract an infected tooth from Mr. John Brown
Mr. Brown ignored Dr. Furlow’s recommendation to return and went on vacation instead, causing his tooth to become even further infected and requiring hospitalization.
Dr. Furlow was served with the complaint on March 1, and stated he had 20 days to file an answer or judgement could be entered against him.
Furlow took complaint home, placed it in his safe located in his study and called us, when he told us when he had been served, we made his appointment to come in on March 19th.
On March 18th, Dr. Furlow’s home was robbed and the contents in his safe, along with money and jewelry were taken. Fearing for his and his family’s safety, he went to his mother-in-law’s residence, which is around four hours away. The robbery caused Dr. Furlow to forget about his appointment with our office.
Upon returning to his home on Monday, March 22, Dr. Furlow called and rescheduled his appointment for March 23.
On March 23, a default judgement was entered against Dr. Furlow, to which we filed a