HEARSAY HYPOTHETICAL


Lisa-Marie Presley plans to sell Graceland to Disney for a new bad taste theme park. The City of Memphis, Priscilla Presley, and others file suit to stop the sale, claiming that Elvis is still alive so Lisa-Marie does not own Graceland and cannot sell it. The defendant denies that Elvis is still alive. The first witness for plaintiffs is a recent graduate of the IU Law School, Newt Lawyer. After preliminary background testimony, Newt is asked what happened on July 15, 2000. Newt claims he saw Elvis alive and well at a gas station in Mount Judea, Arkansas. He testifies:

1. It was definitely Elvis. He was pumping gas into an old Cadillac and he spoke to me. He said, "How are you this fine night?"

2. I said, "I thought you were dead!"

3. Elvis replied, "As you can see, I'm alive." I just stared at him. I couldn't believe it.

4. He continued, "I'm retired and live right here in Mount Judea."

5. Then he looked me over carefully, and looked at my Mercedes and said, "Are you a lawyer?"

6. I said yes, that I specialized in real estate law and was looking at a condo development.

7. Elvis then said, "I heard that Lisa Marie is selling Graceland, is that true?" I nodded.

8. Elvis pulled out a wad of bills and said "I'd like you to represent me and help stop her. Disney will ruin my beautiful home."