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Farrell v. Whiteman

Issue: Whether the contract between Farrell and Whiteman was valid legal contract or illegal voidable contract

Facts: Farrell sued Whiteman to recover for architect services he rendered for Whiteman’s condo project in Ketchum. Whiteman asserted that Farrell was not entitled to be compensated because of his failure to comply with Idaho’s architect licensing statues. Their agreement stated that in exchange for Farrell’s help in designing the building, securing the site plan approval, overseeing the development of the construction documents, and working as the project architect - he would be receive twenty-five percent of the projects profits.  Some of Farrell’s work was performed in Michigan, where he held a license. However Farrell also performed some work in Idaho before he received his license to practice architecture in Idaho in February 2004. 

Holding: It is proper to award damages to Farrell for the services rendered after he received his license. Where the services are severable, a person should not be penalized for the services he performed in compliance with the law. We vacate the district court’s award of damages and remand for future consideration consistent with the opinion.  

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How It's Made: Skateboard


Raw Materials: 

Wheels: Usually made out of Polyurethane ( a synthetic rubber polymer)

Raw Materials Used to Make Polyurethane 

Deck: Most are made of glue and wood (usually maple), but some are made of composites, aluminum, nylon, plexiglas, fiberglass, foam, and other artificial materials.

Trucks: Skateboard trucks are usually made of aluminum or other metal (steel, brass, or another alloy), though a few are made of nylon

Grip TapeGrip tape is an adhesive backed friction-surfaced material usually attached to the deck of a skateboard 

Bearings:These are usually made of steel, though silicon nitride, a high-tech ceramic, is sometimes used.

Method of Fabrication: 

Deck:

Wheels:

Trucks: 

Grip Tape: How it’s made

Consequences of Making a Skateboard: 

Byproduct/ Waste: In the production of wheels, any polyurethane left over is sent to a landfill. At the present time, it is too costly to recycle.

Difficulty riding on wet surfaces

Loss of energy from propelling the board with your lower body

When coasting down a hill the riders board may get the “wobbles” This is when the deck begins to wobble which may cause the rider to lose control and suffer injury. For this reason, the shorter the board is the greater chance the rider will experience the wobble phenomenon. The longer the board is the less susceptible the rider is at experiencing the wobbles. 

Different Style Skateboards:

Electric:

Gas:

Longboard:

The Future:

Decks might be made of more artificial materials inside a wood exterior. One deck of the future has Nomex honeycomb at its core, with Kelver as one of the structural materials. Even with traditional wood decks the number of veneer layers may increase or decrease. The most noticeable difference might be the art on the bottom of the skateboard. Instead of being applied with a screenprinting process, decks might use a sublimation printing process.

Wheels may change in their shape, color or decoration, but not much will improve on polyurethane itself. If a new material comes on the market, this may affect how wheels are manufactured.

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