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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is an important aspect of the court's structure in that it allows disputes to be resolved without the need for litigation. If the case is not resolved by ADR or administratively, what options did you have to proceed to litigation? What courts would address this issue? To examine your understa

Which of the two options is more profitable to Grand Canyon?

Suppose a tour guide approached the general manager of the Grand Canyon Railway with a proposal to offer a special guided tour to the agent's clients. The tour would occur 20 times each summer and be part of a larger itinerary that the agent is putting together. The agent presented two options: (a) a special 65-mile tour wit

PiggyBank

The product development team from PiggyBank was convinced by your presentation and has hired you to help them with their credit card decision. They have focused on three options for their credit card incentives: A. cash back when the consumer makes an online purchase; B. cash back when the consumer makes a purchase at a c

Copyrights

For which of these items does the company need licenses? Why? 1. Product marketing text written by marketing Department employees. 2. A photo from the company's "print" marketing brochures. 3. A new company logo, to be created by a freelance graphic designer (to be used on coffee mugs offered free to site visitors, as well

Milinder Recycling Company: High Employee Turnover

The Milinder Recycling Company has experienced significant growth over the past two years. Due to this growth, the company is currently encountering problems in the following areas: Especially among new hires, there is an extremely high turnover rate. Discuss two different options for addressing the problem.

Evaluate alternative investment options

Nowhere Bus Lines (NBL) is considering two alternative buses to transport people from the commuter lot to the main campus. Bus S has a cost of $50,000 and will produce end-of-year net cash flows of $25,000 per year for 3 years. Bus L will cost $75,000 and will produce cash flows of $23,000 per year for the next 6 years. The c

Purchase of house: evaluate two financing options

You are contemplating the purchase of a house. You are offered two financing choices: A. Borrow $500,000 on a 30-year term at 9% p.a. with equal monthly payments in arrears, or B. Borrow the same amount interest-only for 10-years at 8.5% with an up-front fee of $10,000, the full amount of the principal to be repaid at the

Minimum and maximum of a function that is not constrained

To find the minimum or maximum of a function that is not constrained, that is, there are no restrictions on range of the function, you take the derivative of the function, set it equal to zero, and solve for the variable. The intuition is that the derivative is the instantaneous slope of the function. A minimum or maximum occu