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Martha Stewart Case

Which ethical theories and forms of evaluation were used in this case?
What value system was used in making the final decision?
What were the kinds of major decision traps leading to the blunder?
What steps in the decision making process were overlooked or insufficiently carried out?
What can be or was learned from the blunder?

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Which ethical theories and forms of evaluation were used in this case?
The fact that Stewart had attempted to cover up the evidence was held against her.
That she had lied before the court and had obstructed justice. She was convicted of lying about why Stewart dumped nearly 4,000 shares of ImClone Systems Inc. stock in 2001, just before it took a dive on a negative government report about the company.
What value system was used in making the final decision?
On multiple occasions, Stewart lied to the Commission's staff, the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York ("USAO"), and the FBI (collectively, the "Government") about the events of December 27, 2001 and the facts surrounding Stewart's sale of ImClone stock. Stewart did so because she knew that her conduct on December 27, 2001 was unlawful and sought to conceal the true facts.
What were the kinds of major decision traps leading to the blunder?
Bacanovic knew or acted in reckless disregard of the fact that information about the Waksals' efforts to sell their ImClone stock was nonpublic and that, by communicating that information to Stewart, Bacanovic was breaching his duty of confidentiality to Merrill Lynch. Bacanovic benefited from his illegal tip by, ...

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