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History and Philosophy of Law

Business Entities, Laws and Regulations

For each of the following business proposals, discuss the business entity that represents the best choice for each business, taking control, taxation, and liability issues into consideration. Identify laws and regulations each business must consider in starting the business, and identify risks against which each business must pr

History of Employment Law and Whitsleblower Case Study

What is the chronological order of the major legislation that makes up the history of employment law in this country? For each law, state the social problem the law was designed to address, and discuss how employment law has affected the workplace in the last three decades. Your employee, Tom Smith, believes women are treate

Advantages and Disadvantages of the Legal Education System

We learned that legal education continues to be criticized on several grounds. First, it shuns social science and neglects important considerations of race, class, gender, and other social variables. Second, it socializes students to be more politically conservative than when they began law school and, more specifically, orients

Exception to Employment at Will and Copyright Procedures

What does employment at will mean? What are some exceptions to this doctrine? What is a copyright? What is the procedure to register a copyright? How is a copyright different from a patent? What is the fair use doctrine? Provide an example of a copyright, trademark and a patent. Please point me in the right direction.

Product Safety and Liability: McDonalds v. Liebeck

I am having trouble with this case study that I'm learning about in one of my management classes. Please read the attached case and answer the following thoroughly in your own words: 1. Explain if there was a "reasonable risk" or "unreasonable risk" involved in this case. 2. Was the plaintiff acting prudently? Explain. 3. E

Social Change on Laws

Research a situation from the last decade which, in your opinion, exemplifies the impact of social change on laws. Identify and briefly describe this situation. After describing the situation, please answer the following: - In what ways does this situation exemplify how social change can affect law (law as a dependent variabl

Incorporating a Business: Tom's Landscaping

Tom inherited his father's landscaping business, and incorporated the business after he read an article in Lawn News, advising landscaping businesses to incorporate. Tom has been sued by a customer, whose prize rose bushes were accidentally damaged by a landscaper. Tom called his attorney, Hector, to represent him in the lawsuit

Elaine and Roy's Home Health Agency

Elaine and Roy are registered nurses. They want to start a home health agency, taking referrals from physicians and providing health care to homebound patients. They plan to be in business for 10 years. Identify the reasons why incorporation is an effective idea for their business, the steps they must take to incorporate their b

The Four necessary variables for Contract Law

What are the four elements necessary to form a contract? What is the effect of legal capacity on any of the three elements? How might a deficiency in legal capacity, related to contract formation, be corrected? Please guide me in the right direction.

Explaining the Uniform Commercial Code

What is the purpose of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)? What types of transactions are covered by the UCC? What problems was the UCC designed to address? How would interstate transactions be different without the UCC?

Statute of Frauds: Hazel & Ruth

Hazel is 84, and suffers from debilitating arthritis. Sometimes, she can barely walk. Every time Hazel has been unable to get around, her neighbor Ruth cooks and cleans for her until she feels better. Hazel has offered to pay Ruth, but Ruth always declines. One day when Hazel is feeling well, she and Ruth eat out in a restaurant

Understanding Law Terminology

What is your understanding of the following terms: - "meaning and intent of the law" - "spirit of the law" - "letter of the law"

Sentencing for Juveniles: Jackson, 17 years old

Jackson is a 17-year-old boy who has stolen a car. Jackson assaulted the driver to take possession of the car. Jackson has been in trouble with the law and is currently on probation. Jackson was detained by police and taken to a juvenile hall where he is awaiting his court date to see what will happen to him because of this crim

Community-Based Prevention Programs

Megan is a 12-year-old girl who lives in a poor area. Megan's life is full of family problemsâ?"her parents are always fighting, and everyone in her family is in extreme poverty. Megan cannot afford to be on any sports teams, and she is failing math. Her parents cannot afford for her to go to tutoring. Megan believes if she had

Copyright Laws and Digital Surveillance

Has the law has achieved an appropriate balance in protecting conflicting rights regarding copyright protection and digital surveillance? Also, what are your thoughts on the following: - The ease of copying and sharing materials on the Internet and its effect on copyright. - The influence of the open-source movement on atti

Sentencing For Petty Theft Charges

Theft is defined as the taking of another person's property without that person freely giving consent. Any theft of items under a value of five hundred dollars is classified as petty theft. Because there are different types of theft that qualify as petty theft, there are several different charges that can be imposed. Charges can

Juvenile Offenders and their Constitutional Rights

What are constitutional rights that adult offenders have in their criminal case, but juvenile offenders do not? Can juvenile offenders be sentenced to the death penalty? Describe the circumstances, as they generally apply in most states, where juveniles can be treated as adults.

Antitrust Laws and the Federal Trade Commission Act: A Case Study

Memorial Hospital, a hospital in Bordertown, Iowa, has an agreement with Careco, a managed care organization with plan members in the states of Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota, to provide medical care to its members. A condition of Memorial's agreement states that Careco cannot contract with other hospitals in the Bordertow

Questions about Domestic Violence and Rape

1.) Who established the first safe-houses for battered women, as well as where and when these safe-houses were established? 2.) Who established the first rape crisis centers, as well as where and when these centers were established 3.) How the civil rights movement has contributed to anti-discrimination efforts and the e

Juvenile Delinquency in 1870

Peter is a 14-year-old boy living in New York in the year 1870. Peter has stolen a horse and has been arrested by local law enforcement. Discuss what life may have been like for Peter as a young person in America at this time. How were young people treated in everyday life, and how were their criminal actions handled? How wou

Hot Diggety Dogs case

Joan and Don own ?Hot Diggety Dogs,? (HDD) a vending cart business, which sells gourmet hot dogs on the Streets of Richmond, Virginia. The partners operate four hotdog carts scattered at various points in the downtown area close to the office and retail shops. They have a vendor?s license from the City to operate their busines

Criminal Law: Committee on Terrorism

Your boss was recently selected to speak to a congressional committee on terrorism. In preparation for his testimony, he asked you to write a memo of 2-4 paragraphs responding to the following question he will be asked: 1.) Explain and discuss the Patriot Act and the recent laws targeting terrorists. 2.) Should terrorism

Federal Contract and Contract Dispute Resolution

A company meets with the DoD concerning its idea and submits a proposal. Another company believes that the DoD should be competing and threatens to submit a protest to the GAO. What steps should the Contracting Officer take and why? Should the contract be awarded?

Procurement Law Question

This is a procurement law question: Vandy Inc.'s CEO was particularly proud of his firm's work supporting Special Agent Tom Know-it-All and the FBI in a recent sting operation. In fact, Vandy Inc. had provided numerous supplies and services to the FBI to assist it with its operation. Unfortunately, it now appears that Special Ag

Food Poisoning Scenario

An owner of a restaurant that serves tropical fish comes to you as an expert in seafood toxins with a problem. He received a letter from a legal firm representing a 50-year old male who claims he was a customer and ate at the restaurant 2 months ago. The man had diarrhea a few hours after eating a serving of barracuda, followed

Ethical Considerations in International Retailers

Dracca is prohibited from selling its Funny Bunny toys in the United States because they do not meet product safety guidelines. Because there is a high profit margin on these toys, Dracca sells them overseas via electronic contracts. Dracca offered 100 cartons of Funny Bunny toys to a retailer in Canada known as Northern Toys, L

Victomology

Identify a legal description of date rape so that the person filling out the survey knows what types of behavior are being described. Identify services available to rape victims that may include support groups, advocates, counseling availability, and crime victim compensation availability in your area.(I live in St. Croix U.

Law: Copyright Infringement

Do you think that acknowledging the source of the copyrighted material can be substituted for obtaining permission or just changing one line of the color scheme is enough to prevent copyright infringement?