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Business Law: Sue and Tom, purchase of property for partnership

Sue and Tom are business partners. They have a partnership in which they purchase and renovate homes and apartment buildings. They have worked together as partners for five years and currently own seven properties. A few months ago they talked about purchasing another property. Sue was in favor of the purchase and Tom was not su

Legal Risks and Opportunity in Employment

Assignment: Legal Risk and Opportunity in Employment The following three Legal Encounters involve NewCorp, your employer. You are required to provide a brief answer to the questions asked at the end of each encounter. Your boss expects a substantive answer, not simply a recommendation to refer matters to an attorney. The

Franchise Agreement vs Own Business: Liz wants to own an organic store.

Liz Strong thought she'd been a librarian long enough, and when the opportunity to open a small organic convenient store in the newly renovated downtown business district arose, she was ready to act. Foods of Reality is a franchisor of organic food shops, and was founded five years ago by a noted certified nutrient specialist in

Teresa's discrimination as manager of an equipment rental company

Facts: Teresa worked as a manager at an equipment rental company, from April 1985 until October 1987. Charles was president. Throughout Teresa's time at the company, Charles often insulted her because of her gender and made her the target of unwanted sexual innuendoes. Charles told Teresa on several occasions, in the presence of

Potential Conflicts of Insurance Agents

Insurance agents are interesting. We assume that an insurance agent is our agent. However, is that the case? An insurance agent represents insurance companies. Therefore, she would be an agent of those companies. Yet, they are also agents for their customers.This has the potential for great conflicts. Does anyone have any tho

The AFL, IWW, CIO and Unionism

Dominant unions: The AFL, IWW, and CIO were all created out of frustration with the existing dominant form of unionism at the time. Please explain the above. Also, what does this imply about the future of U.S. "unionism"?

25 MCQ Business Law

1. Betty and Aaron plan to form a small business, the purpose of which will be to market various computer games. If Betty is concerned with personal liability, should something go wrong in the business, she should convince Aaron to form the business as a: A._____ Sole proprietorship B._____ Partnership C._____ Corporation

Herrman v. Guttergaurd, Inc

Herrman v. Guttergaurd, Inc" Once you have reviewed the case, answer the following: A) Does it matter that F&P initiated the lawsuit against Dixie Homecrafters after Kaspers left the firm? Why or why not?

Business Entity legal forms: advantages and disadvantages of four types

There are several types of legal forms for Business Entities. Discuss four types of business entities. In your discussion please include a response to the following bullet points for each type of business entity you selected. 2 Advantages of this type 2 Disadvantages of this type Finally select your current or a pre

Doctrine of Employment at Will

There has been a plethora of federal law dealing with employment. These laws are intended to provide protection for the employees and guidance for companies. How would you define each of the below listed employment statutes: Why are the below laws important to employees? when do these laws apply? What real world examples can yo

Carrity v. John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company

Carrity v. John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company. Once you have reviewed the case, answer the following: A) Do you agree with the court's decision? B) Is termination for violating an email policy too harsh? C) Does the employer have the right to explain the reason for an employee's discharge to his or her coworkers?

Employment Law: Right to Privacy

What types of action have been taken by employers to combat employee theft and do any of these security actions infringe on an employee's right to privacy? Explain and support your answer.

Richard, Chester and Bernice: the lottery ticket winning

Legal Application Case Study Richard was friends with Chester and Bernice. All three were residents of Indiana. Bernice, who was employed in an Illinois tavern where Illinois state lottery tickets were sold, had previously obtained lottery tickets for Richard because Indiana did not have a state lottery. In early April 1984,

Business Entity formation and filing requirements

I need to prepare a description of business entity regulations in the state of Illinois as they pertain to the healthcare system. In the paper I need to: Identify the business formation code(s) in Illinois. Identify the address of Illinois corporation commission. Describe the process for obtaining an "annual filing

Matimak Trading Co v Khalily & D.A.Y. Kids Sportswear

In each unit, you will prepare a case brief. Read the web page "How To Brief A Case" (http://www.4lawschool.com/howto.htm) to learn how to write a case brief. Follow these guidelines when preparing your case briefs. Read Case 1-4 Matimak Trading Co. v. Khalily and D.A.Y. Kids Sportswear Inc. on pages 12-16 in the August text


1. What are the characteristics of a legally enforceable contract? 2. What types of contracts are you involved with personally and professionally? 3. What is the difference between bilateral and unilateral contracts? 4. What role do contracts play in the U.S. economic system? 5. What is the diffe


What are the four elements of a contract? and why are they important to a valid contract? 2. When must a contract be in writing? Is this more important in some contracts than others? why or why not? 3. What is legal capacity? Do you have legal capacity to enter into contracts? Why or Why not? 4. What i

Employment law: Develop a list of 12 permissible questions for job candidates

Use the Library or other Web resources to develop a questionnaire that managers will use when they are interviewing applicants. This document must contain: 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 q

Inconsistent Treatment of Employees

I can understand making an exception for a worthwhile employee. However, if the policy has been enforced with former employees, could this cause potential legal problems in the future? What problems could this cause? What the way to solve them?

Liable on a contract

Why is the agent to be held liable on a contract when the existence of the agency arrangement was not disclosed? a. to ensure that the principle fulfills its obligations under contracts negotiated by authorized agents. b. to offset the fraud frequently present in this situation c. because the third party could rely on the rep

Kind of business can be operated as a Sole Proprietorship

Which of the following businesses can be operated as a sole proprietorship? a. any business, so long as there re no employees other than the proprietor b. any business c. any business, so long as the number of employees is not excessively large. d. any service-type business e. any business, so long as revenues are not exc

Insurance Policy Provision Requiring Minimum Coverage

A policy provision that requires an insured to carry a certain minimum level of insurance covering property in order to be able to recover the full policy amount is: a. an exclusion clause b. an indemnity clause c. a coinsurance clause d. a reinsurance clause e. a deductible clause.

Employer's General Duty Under OSHA

Judy just bought a new business with employees. She has heard about the requirements of OSHA. What is the employer's general duty under OSHA? a. To obey the regulations announced by OSHA b. To provide a perfectly safe workplace c. To provide a work environment free from known hazards d. Both A and B

Moral Decisions for Greater Good

Someone who believes that moral decisions should be made such that the greatest amount of good in total results from the actions believes in which moral theory? a. Rawls distributive justice theory b. Utilitarianism c. Ethical fundamentalism d. Kantian ethics e. Ethical relativism.

Case of board of directors requires two-thirds majority

The board of directors of Sunny Corporation votes 9-2 to require all future actions by the shareholders to be approved by a two-thirds majority. This action is: a. valid and would have been valid also with a vote of 6-5 b. valid, as long as the two dissenting directors properly registered their dissent c. invalid because th

1934 Securities and Exchange Act

Robert was the president of JKL, Inc. JKL intended to purchase Target Co. JKL's intent was not public information, and when it became public, Target's stock would increase significantly in value. Robert individually bought 1,000 shares of Target Co. Ten months later, when the merger was publicly announced, Robert sold Target's s