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Legal Environment of Business Questions (5)

1. Do you believe that we have too much, just enough, or too little regulation of business in this country? Explain your answer. 2. Can businesses properly self-regulate in lieu of governmental regulation? As examples, consider motion picture ratings done by the MPAA and airline deregulation. 3. How does the Sarbanes-Oxley

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What are the elements of a contract? Define and explain them. Are each of them necessary? If it were up to you, would you add to the elements necessary to complete a valid contract? Delete any elements? Why?

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) was designed to protect workers with disabilities against employer discrimination. In actual practice, how well does the Act achieve this goal? Explain. Please support with examples from recent court decisions.

Wrongful Termination and Sexual Harassment

Mr. Thomas, a 10 year executive with XYZ Corporation, continued to engage his secretary in a conversation regarding the female body part that was a subject of a recent television program, even after she indicated she did not wish to discuss it further. Mr. Thomas subsequently copied a page from a dictionary containing the name o

Sexual Harassment Plan

Draft a performance action plan for a company to follow when providing discipline in response to complaints of sexual harassment. Use the Internet or other Web resources if needed.

Business Law

If a group of securities brokers agree throughout a conversation to sell a specific stock aggressively and then they sell their own share at a profit after the share price increases to a certain dollar - is that considered insider trading which is a felony crime? After all, they were selling stock for illegal purposes so to spe

Texas Homestead Exemption Case Analysis

Many of the original settlers in Texas were debtors fleeing from creditors in other states. As a result, Texas bankruptcy laws generously protect a debtor's "homestead" from being seized by creditors. A "homestead" under Texas law can be as large as one acre in an urban area or 200 acres in a rural area. As a result of this exem

Recruitment Process Questionnaire

Use the internet or other Web resources to develop a questionnaire that managers will use when they are interviewing applicants. The name of the position that the candidates will be interviewing for At least 12 permissible questions that will be asked to all candidates. A summary of illegal questions that should never be

Technology Escrow: Intellectual Property Management

I am working with a study team to market a new product campaign for Technology Escrow: Intellectual Property Management for a national bank chain. One of the pieces I am struggling with is in the identification of ethical challenges that the bank would face in creating a campaign for this new service. I am struggling with thi

Business Law

I am unfortunatley somewhat confused on this topic. For instance, let's say you are a passing motorist and stop to give first aid to an individual that was a victim of a motor vehicle accident. Unfortunately, that person passes due to their injuries. Are you responsible? I was reading up on tort laws and was somewhat confu

Website Usage Clauses, Disclaimers, and Warranties Legal Issues

Draft an agreement for a website so as to limit and reduce the possibilities of litigation from unsatisfied customers and from other affected parties (celebrities, media companies, politicians, etc.). The agreement should include Usage Clauses, Disclaimers, and Warranties where necessary.


1. Before the UCC and UCITA, what was one of the first, and most significant, of the U.S. government's attempts to promote uniformity in commercial laws from state to state? (hint: think of commerce and constitution.) 2. Based on the info presented above, what do you see as the major differences between article 2 of the unifo

Rights of privacy

Under what conditions does a private person lose rights to privacy and publicity? How do these compare with the privacy rights of a public figure like a politician or someone holding government office? In your opinion, for individuals and for public figures, are the existing laws lax or strict? For example, would it be legal to

Public Domain

According to the Copyright Act, when does a creation enter the public domain? An inventor may gift his invention to the public. For example, the early developers of software for the Internet placed their work in the public domain immediately. Discuss the implications of such acts. Also research the Internet to find incidents


A type of ADR in which an appeal to court is possible. A law that requires that a particular type of contract be in writing is called a: Legally enforceable promise.

Bond forward contract: What is the current value of the forward contract?

A certain 10-year bond is currently selling for $920. A friend of yours owns a forward contract of this bond that has a delivery date in 1 year and a delivery price of $940. The bond pays coupons of $80 every 6 months, with one due months form now and another just before maturity of the forward. The current interest rates for 6

Risk and Economy

What types of recommendations would you make with a view to managing legal and political risk in a transition economy?

Multiple choice questions on business law.

Give suggestions for the following law questions: 1. Which of the following statements is true? a. If one has entered into a contract, one is obligated to fully perform one's obligations under the contract, even if it becomes impossible to do so. b. One must perform all promises made under a contract, even if performance su

Business Law

1. Which of the following statements are true? I. The US Constitution contains many prohibitions against government regulation, and many of these are contained in the Bill of Rights, which consists of the first 10 Amendment to the Constitution. II. The US Constitution is the highest source of law in the United States. a.

Legal issues: right-of-way across Kay's property; American Manufacturing Company (AMC) what legal relationship is it; Does Barb acquire Ellen's HDC rights in the note;tenants in common;ground(s) L

1. John owns an orchard behind Kay's house and property. The only access to the orchard is Kay's driveway, which John has used for years to get to his land. John sells the orchard to Lee. Can Lee use the right-of-way across Kay's property? Discuss. 2. American Manufacturing Company (AMC) requires that its employees w

Contract law

Grocery has a written contract with Cereal, Inc. to purchase 20 cases of cereal per month at $22 per case. The contract does not state the types of cereal or how the 20 cases will be divided up between Grocery's 20 stores in Any State. After a "twenty-year" flood, Cereal suffers severe water damage in its warehouse. With the exc

Moral and legal duties

What are some examples of where moral duties and legal duties differ? Give some examples.

Preliminary Injunction

What is a preliminary injunction? What are the factors that a court must consider when deciding whether to grant a preliminary injunction?

Legal issues with internet business

Explain how ethical, legal and regulartory issues influence the internet and how business is impacted. Give examples from the internet to support.

Business and the Bill of Rights & Torts Relating to Business

1. What is the major difference between business speech and political speech? 2. Closely regulated industries are not afforded all Fourth Amendment guarantees against unreasonable search and seizure. Is this fair, or is it necessary to protect the greater good? 3. After briefing this case on Business and the Bill of Rights do

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Should the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act apply to multinational companies requiring them to comply with the act when oversees? Why of why not? Look into the action taken in 2005 regarding anti- corruption.