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Week 1

Week 1 DQ1

Go to www.findlaw.com  and browse the website. Post a brief summary of any useful resources you might have found on this website. Please ignore the “commercial” resources and focus on the free resources such as statutes, published court opinions, etc.

Week 1 DQ2

Go back to  www.findlaw.com and locate published cases from the state in which you reside.
Locate a case that you find interesting. In your posting provide a one paragraph description of the case and the  hyperlink to the case.   

Week 1 DQ3

Describe a dispute that may arise in a business where it is appropriate to use an ADR process to resolve the dispute.  What ADR processes work best to resolve the dispute?  Explain your answer.  What ADR processes are not suitable for resolving the dispute you have referenced?  Explain your response.  Try to avoid selecting a dispute mentioned by other students.

Week 1 DQ4

What risks do organizations encounter when they are forced to engage in litigation?   What measures should managers take to reduce exposure to those risks?

Week 1 DQ5

From your readings, select two legal forms of doing business and explain the differences between the two; the benefits of each; and the liabilities of both forms of businesses.  Of the two businesses you selected, which do you consider the preferred form of business operations, and why?

Week 1 Assignments:

LAW 531 Week 1 Individual Assignment Traditional and Nontraditional Litigation Paper (750+ Words)

 

Week 2

Week 2 DQ1

You are the Senior Vice President of Operations of a large pharmaceutical company. You are in Bermuda on vacation.
 You are advised by your chief of staff that the chief technology officer may have intentionally and knowingly allowed certain chemotherapeutic products to be sold knowing that they contained only fifty percent of the active ingredient of the product.
 Do you contact law enforcement or conduct your own investigation?  Fire the Chief Technology Officer?
 Should HR be doing something? Should you terminate your vacation and return?
 Do you have any special responsibilities as V.P.? Should you call your Public Relations agency?
 Do you call a Board Meeting? Do you notify any other regulatory agencies?

Week 2 DQ2

Select a product you are familiar with or interested in.
Be sure the product has not already been discussed by other students.
What product liability issues arise for that product?
What measures can management take to prevent these product liability problems from arising?
How can management minimize legal risk involving the product?

Week 2 DQ3

Select a product with which you are familiar, or a product that captures your attention.  Describe some product liability issues that may arise with that product? What measures can management take to prevent the product liability problems from arising? How can management minimize legal risk involving the product?

Week 2 DQ4

Watch the Bullies on the Job video posted in the student materials. As indicated in the video, incivility on the job is becoming prevalent. As a manager, what preventative measures might you take to avoid potential torts within a business context, such as the ones identified in the video?

Week 2 DQ5

Consider your company or industry, or another organization with which you are familiar. For that organization, identify a tort liability that could arise in the organization. Indicate whether the tort is classified as an intentional tort or an unintentional tort.  Describe processes that could be implemented to alleviate the tort from occurring. 

 

Week 2 Assignments:

LAW 531 Week 2 Individual Assignment Legal Forms of Business Paper (850+ Words)

LAW 531 Week 2 Learning Team Reflection (850 Words)

 

Week 3

Week 3 DQ1

True Confession!
Do you read all of your own contracts before signing them?
Specifically, do you read all of the contract documents associated with the purchase of a home, cell phone or car?
If you do read all of the documents, why?
If you do not, why not?

 

 

 Week 3 DQ2

You want to hire another physician for your growing pediatric practice.
You are going to call your attorney to have him draft the employment contract.
What are the top six provisions that you want to tell your attorney to include in the contract for this physician?

Week 3 DQ3

Describe a special issue that may arise in a contract that originates on the Internet that may not otherwise arise in a  traditional contract transaction.   What should business managers, or individuals, do to protect themselves when engaged in Internet transactions? Avoid discussing an issue already mentioned by other students.

Week 3 DQ4

Think about a contract that you have entered. For that transaction, discuss any legal risks that arose, or might have arisen for you, and what you did, or could have done, to minimize or prevent those risks. Discuss the appropriate resolution for the dispute and the most effective method for dispute resolution for that transaction.

Week 3 DQ5

Buck Drink Company, Inc.(BDC)  is a local business that sells Raging Old Cafinnated Kola (ROCK) soft drinks.  BDC decided to try to boost the sales of its product by running a promotional campaign inviting consumers to acquire ROCK’N Points.  The points could only be obtained by purchasing ROCK soft drinks, or by purchasing points directly from the company. Points could be purchased for 10 cents each.  However the points were obtained, they could  be exchanged for ROCK’N Prizes. 

Week 3 Assignments:

LAW 531 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment ERM Paper (1750+ Words)

LAW 531 Week 3 Learning Team Reflection (600+ Words)

 

Week 4

Week 4 DQ1

You are the Vice-President of Customer Service.
You are watching the 11 pm news one evening when you see, Sheila, your Manager of Call Center Operations appear on television. She is wearing the uniform of a member of the KKK (Klu Klux Klan). She is being interviewed on television about her involvement with the Klu Klux Klan. Sheila talks about the activities of the KKK.
She even tells the interviewer that she is a “Manager” but does not mention the Company name. However, she states that in her opinion her “Company” is becoming “wicked” because they are hiring too many “non-whites” and people of “Jewish” heritage.
You are scheduled to give Sheila her performance appraisal the following morning at 9 am. She is scheduled to get a substantial raise and an overall rating of “exceptional”.

Week 4 DQ2

A Senior Manager is abusive, rude and hostile to virtually every member of his department. He tells crude jokes. He tells them to any member of his department that will listen. He gives meager raises to his entire department. He yells at men and women equally.
 He burps and passes gas in the presence of his employees. He smells horrible and complains loudly about how virtually every member of his department is performing horribly.
 He recommends not a single employee for promotion in his department. He is universally hated and loathed by his employees, many of whom have resigned in disgust.
 This manager is grossly overweight, unkempt and unpleasant to look at. Despite this he complains about the physical appearance of all of his employees. Human Resources refuses to take any action and says that there is nothing that the Senior Manager is doing that is illegal or discriminatory.
Please respond to the following questions:
 1) Is the Manager’s conduct discriminatory or illegal? Is Human Resources correct?
2) Have you ever experienced this type of employee in the workplace? Did your Company take any action?
3) Can the Company take any action against this Manager?
4) If yes, what can the Company do?

Week 4 DQ3

Review the Gender Wage Gap video in your class materials. Consider that current statistics show that women are more than half of the current workforce; female employees earn 77 cents for every dollar male employees earn; and women receive more college degrees than men.  Do the conclusions in the Gender Wage Gap video conflict with current statistics?  As a manager, how would you mitigate and reduce the risk associated with potential claims of gender discrimination in the workplace?

Week 4 DQ4

Select a regulatory or compliance requirement related to employment or the workplace.  The requirement may involve workplace safety, wages and hours, or retirement. What obligations does that requirement create for employers and employees?  How can  managers ensure compliance? Try to avoid discussing regulatory or compliance requirements mentioned by other students.  Comment on your classmates posts.

Week 4 DQ5

The people who live in Mayberry, South Carolina voted unanimously to support a town ordinance that prevents anyone over the age of 55 from working a night shift.  Karen Kasey, physics honor graduate from Mayberry Junior College, recently lost her husband.  She was lonely being home all the time, and all five of her children are either attending school away from home or they have jobs in other states.  When Karen saw that Tennaco Discount Department Store would be hiring night workers to stock the shelves in the food department, she applied for and was hired for the job.  After Tennaco hired Karen, the male employees constantly made derogatory comments about her so she could hear them, expelled gas in her presence and hung pictures of nude women in the employee break room.  Karen complained to her supervisors about the way she was being treated, but they ignored her complaints.   Karen asked to have the third Monday off from work every other month so she could celebrate her religious rituals of riding in the moonlight, a major holiday in the Night Riders religion.  Management told her she was too valuable an employee and she had to work every Monday every month. 

Jimmy Kelipso wanted the job that Karen was hired to do, and filed a discrimination complaint in Mayberry District Court to get the job.  He stated he was stronger than Karen,  had a high school education and met the minimum requirements for the job.  In addition, Jimmy sued Tenneco for violating the town statute that said people over 55 could not work at night.  Jimmy is 28 and Karen is 57.  Karen quit her job after the lawsuit was filed.  Describe at least two legal problems that Tenneco faces in this case.  How would you resolve the issues you identified if you were the supervising night manager at Tennaco?  Remember your class readings and utilize information from your readings in your response

Week 4 Assignments:

LAW 531 Week 4 Individual Assignment Contract Creation and Management  (1500+ Words)

LAW 531 Week 4 Learning Team Reflection (450+ Words)

 

Week 5

Week 5 DQ1

You are opening your own Business. The business will be an employment agency. You will employee a number of recruiters to obtain employment candidates for the positions that your are trying to fill for Fortune 50 Companies. You need simple office space for your business. Should you buy an office building or lease? What are the factors that you will consider in making this decision on
behalf of your business? Assume that you have enough capital to either purchase or lease.

Week 5 DQ2

You have won and been named the newest “Apprentice” by Donald Trump. He has put you in charge of Enterprise Risk Management. You are just starting your job as the newest apprentice when Mr. Trump walks into your office and says the following: “I want to Trademark, Patent and Copyright the phrase “You’re Fired”. I do not want anyone else to use it! Tell me what I need to do to make this happen. If others start using the phrase our market dominance will be at risk.”
You respond: “The federal government regulates/controls what can be patented, trademarked and copyrighted, but I will research the issue.”

You want to do a good job or you could be hearing those famous words.
Two weeks later, Mr. Trump walks into your office and says, “Well, what did you find out that will reduce the risk of someone else profiting from phrase, “You’re Fired”?

 

 

Week 5 DQ3

How has Sarbanes-Oxley impacted corporate governance? In your opinion, which provision of Sarbanes-Oxley is most difficult for organizations to implement?  After you post your initial response to this question, please respond to comments posted by your classmates.

 

Week 5 DQ4

In 2008, Greg, Kim, Phil, and Bob each owned 20 percent of the shares of a million dollar company called Home Health, Inc., and they each served as a member of the board of directors of the company.  Alex is also a 20 percent shareholder in the company, but he is not a member of the board of directors.

 One year later, Bob died, and his wife Suzie inherited his shares of stock, when the shares of stock were worth about $200,000.  One month after Bob’s death, Suzie assumed Bob’s seat on the board. Unfortunately, she is so grief-stricken that she is completely inattentive to corporate affairs. During this period, Greg, Kim, and Phil extend loans to themselves totaling $250,000 from corporate funds, and they never repay the loan.  Two years later, Alex discovers that Home Health, Inc. is insolvent.  He sues Suzie for breach of her duty of care to the corporation. Discuss the legal liability for Suzie and/or the other directors of the company.  What can Suzie and/or the other directors do to minimize their liability. May Suzie assert the limited liability of the corporate form as a defense?  After you post your initial response to this question, please respond to comments posted by your classmates.

Week 5 DQ5

Based on the business where you are currently employed, one that you are familiar with, or one that you have researched, discuss one or more applicable regulatory compliance requirements for business.  Discuss at least one way how business complies with those requirements.

Week 5 Assignments:

LAW 531 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment NewCorp Scenarios Legal Brief (1250+ Words)

LAW 531 Week 5 Learning Team Reflection (2000+ Words)

Week 6

 

Week 6 Assignments

LAW 531 Week 6 Individual Assignment Riordan Corporate Compliance Plan (2450+ Words)

LAW 531 Week 6 Learning Team Reflection (1850+ Words)

 

 

 

LAW 531 (Business Law)

Week 1

Week 1 DQ1

Go to www.findlaw.com  and browse the website. Post a brief summary of any useful resources you might have found on this website. Please ignore the “commercial” resources and focus on the free resources such as statutes, published court opinions, etc.

Week 1 DQ2

Go back to  www.findlaw.com and locate published cases from the state in which you reside.
Locate a case that you find interesting. In your posting provide a one paragraph description of the case and the  hyperlink to the case.   

Week 1 DQ3

Describe a dispute that may arise in a business where it is appropriate to use an ADR process to resolve the dispute.  What ADR processes work best to resolve the dispute?  Explain your answer.  What ADR processes are not suitable for resolving the dispute you have referenced?  Explain your response.  Try to avoid selecting a dispute mentioned by other students.

Week 1 DQ4

What risks do organizations encounter when they are forced to engage in litigation?   What measures should managers take to reduce exposure to those risks?

Week 1 DQ5

From your readings, select two legal forms of doing business and explain the differences between the two; the benefits of each; and the liabilities of both forms of businesses.  Of the two businesses you selected, which do you consider the preferred form of business operations, and why?

Week 1 Assignments:

LAW 531 Week 1 Individual Assignment Traditional and Nontraditional Litigation Paper (750+ Words)

 

Week 2

Week 2 DQ1

You are the Senior Vice President of Operations of a large pharmaceutical company. You are in Bermuda on vacation.
 You are advised by your chief of staff that the chief technology officer may have intentionally and knowingly allowed certain chemotherapeutic products to be sold knowing that they contained only fifty percent of the active ingredient of the product.
 Do you contact law enforcement or conduct your own investigation?  Fire the Chief Technology Officer?
 Should HR be doing something? Should you terminate your vacation and return?
 Do you have any special responsibilities as V.P.? Should you call your Public Relations agency?
 Do you call a Board Meeting? Do you notify any other regulatory agencies?

Week 2 DQ2

Select a product you are familiar with or interested in.
Be sure the product has not already been discussed by other students.
What product liability issues arise for that product?
What measures can management take to prevent these product liability problems from arising?
How can management minimize legal risk involving the product?

Week 2 DQ3

Select a product with which you are familiar, or a product that captures your attention.  Describe some product liability issues that may arise with that product? What measures can management take to prevent the product liability problems from arising? How can management minimize legal risk involving the product?

Week 2 DQ4

Watch the Bullies on the Job video posted in the student materials. As indicated in the video, incivility on the job is becoming prevalent. As a manager, what preventative measures might you take to avoid potential torts within a business context, such as the ones identified in the video?

Week 2 DQ5

Consider your company or industry, or another organization with which you are familiar. For that organization, identify a tort liability that could arise in the organization. Indicate whether the tort is classified as an intentional tort or an unintentional tort.  Describe processes that could be implemented to alleviate the tort from occurring. 

 

Week 2 Assignments:

LAW 531 Week 2 Individual Assignment Legal Forms of Business Paper (850+ Words)

LAW 531 Week 2 Learning Team Reflection (850 Words)

 

Week 3

Week 3 DQ1

True Confession!
Do you read all of your own contracts before signing them?
Specifically, do you read all of the contract documents associated with the purchase of a home, cell phone or car?
If you do read all of the documents, why?
If you do not, why not?

 

 
 Week 3 DQ2

You want to hire another physician for your growing pediatric practice.
You are going to call your attorney to have him draft the employment contract.
What are the top six provisions that you want to tell your attorney to include in the contract for this physician?

Week 3 DQ3

Describe a special issue that may arise in a contract that originates on the Internet that may not otherwise arise in a  traditional contract transaction.   What should business managers, or individuals, do to protect themselves when engaged in Internet transactions? Avoid discussing an issue already mentioned by other students.

Week 3 DQ4

Think about a contract that you have entered. For that transaction, discuss any legal risks that arose, or might have arisen for you, and what you did, or could have done, to minimize or prevent those risks. Discuss the appropriate resolution for the dispute and the most effective method for dispute resolution for that transaction.

Week 3 DQ5

Buck Drink Company, Inc.(BDC)  is a local business that sells Raging Old Cafinnated Kola (ROCK) soft drinks.  BDC decided to try to boost the sales of its product by running a promotional campaign inviting consumers to acquire ROCK’N Points.  The points could only be obtained by purchasing ROCK soft drinks, or by purchasing points directly from the company. Points could be purchased for 10 cents each.  However the points were obtained, they could  be exchanged for ROCK’N Prizes. 

Week 3 Assignments:

LAW 531 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment ERM Paper (1750+ Words)

LAW 531 Week 3 Learning Team Reflection (600+ Words)

 

Week 4

Week 4 DQ1

You are the Vice-President of Customer Service.
You are watching the 11 pm news one evening when you see, Sheila, your Manager of Call Center Operations appear on television. She is wearing the uniform of a member of the KKK (Klu Klux Klan). She is being interviewed on television about her involvement with the Klu Klux Klan. Sheila talks about the activities of the KKK.
She even tells the interviewer that she is a “Manager” but does not mention the Company name. However, she states that in her opinion her “Company” is becoming “wicked” because they are hiring too many “non-whites” and people of “Jewish” heritage.
You are scheduled to give Sheila her performance appraisal the following morning at 9 am. She is scheduled to get a substantial raise and an overall rating of “exceptional”.

Week 4 DQ2

A Senior Manager is abusive, rude and hostile to virtually every member of his department. He tells crude jokes. He tells them to any member of his department that will listen. He gives meager raises to his entire department. He yells at men and women equally.
 He burps and passes gas in the presence of his employees. He smells horrible and complains loudly about how virtually every member of his department is performing horribly.
 He recommends not a single employee for promotion in his department. He is universally hated and loathed by his employees, many of whom have resigned in disgust.
 This manager is grossly overweight, unkempt and unpleasant to look at. Despite this he complains about the physical appearance of all of his employees. Human Resources refuses to take any action and says that there is nothing that the Senior Manager is doing that is illegal or discriminatory.
Please respond to the following questions:
 1) Is the Manager’s conduct discriminatory or illegal? Is Human Resources correct?
2) Have you ever experienced this type of employee in the workplace? Did your Company take any action?
3) Can the Company take any action against this Manager?
4) If yes, what can the Company do?

Week 4 DQ3

Review the Gender Wage Gap video in your class materials. Consider that current statistics show that women are more than half of the current workforce; female employees earn 77 cents for every dollar male employees earn; and women receive more college degrees than men.  Do the conclusions in the Gender Wage Gap video conflict with current statistics?  As a manager, how would you mitigate and reduce the risk associated with potential claims of gender discrimination in the workplace?

Week 4 DQ4

Select a regulatory or compliance requirement related to employment or the workplace.  The requirement may involve workplace safety, wages and hours, or retirement. What obligations does that requirement create for employers and employees?  How can  managers ensure compliance? Try to avoid discussing regulatory or compliance requirements mentioned by other students.  Comment on your classmates posts.

Week 4 DQ5

The people who live in Mayberry, South Carolina voted unanimously to support a town ordinance that prevents anyone over the age of 55 from working a night shift.  Karen Kasey, physics honor graduate from Mayberry Junior College, recently lost her husband.  She was lonely being home all the time, and all five of her children are either attending school away from home or they have jobs in other states.  When Karen saw that Tennaco Discount Department Store would be hiring night workers to stock the shelves in the food department, she applied for and was hired for the job.  After Tennaco hired Karen, the male employees constantly made derogatory comments about her so she could hear them, expelled gas in her presence and hung pictures of nude women in the employee break room.  Karen complained to her supervisors about the way she was being treated, but they ignored her complaints.   Karen asked to have the third Monday off from work every other month so she could celebrate her religious rituals of riding in the moonlight, a major holiday in the Night Riders religion.  Management told her she was too valuable an employee and she had to work every Monday every month. 

Jimmy Kelipso wanted the job that Karen was hired to do, and filed a discrimination complaint in Mayberry District Court to get the job.  He stated he was stronger than Karen,  had a high school education and met the minimum requirements for the job.  In addition, Jimmy sued Tenneco for violating the town statute that said people over 55 could not work at night.  Jimmy is 28 and Karen is 57.  Karen quit her job after the lawsuit was filed.  Describe at least two legal problems that Tenneco faces in this case.  How would you resolve the issues you identified if you were the supervising night manager at Tennaco?  Remember your class readings and utilize information from your readings in your response

Week 4 Assignments:

LAW 531 Week 4 Individual Assignment Contract Creation and Management  (1500+ Words)

LAW 531 Week 4 Learning Team Reflection (450+ Words)

 

Week 5

Week 5 DQ1

You are opening your own Business. The business will be an employment agency. You will employee a number of recruiters to obtain employment candidates for the positions that your are trying to fill for Fortune 50 Companies. You need simple office space for your business. Should you buy an office building or lease? What are the factors that you will consider in making this decision on
behalf of your business? Assume that you have enough capital to either purchase or lease.

Week 5 DQ2

You have won and been named the newest “Apprentice” by Donald Trump. He has put you in charge of Enterprise Risk Management. You are just starting your job as the newest apprentice when Mr. Trump walks into your office and says the following: “I want to Trademark, Patent and Copyright the phrase “You’re Fired”. I do not want anyone else to use it! Tell me what I need to do to make this happen. If others start using the phrase our market dominance will be at risk.”
You respond: “The federal government regulates/controls what can be patented, trademarked and copyrighted, but I will research the issue.”

You want to do a good job or you could be hearing those famous words.
Two weeks later, Mr. Trump walks into your office and says, “Well, what did you find out that will reduce the risk of someone else profiting from phrase, “You’re Fired”?

 

Week 5 DQ3

How has Sarbanes-Oxley impacted corporate governance? In your opinion, which provision of Sarbanes-Oxley is most difficult for organizations to implement?  After you post your initial response to this question, please respond to comments posted by your classmates.

 

Week 5 DQ4

In 2008, Greg, Kim, Phil, and Bob each owned 20 percent of the shares of a million dollar company called Home Health, Inc., and they each served as a member of the board of directors of the company.  Alex is also a 20 percent shareholder in the company, but he is not a member of the board of directors.

 One year later, Bob died, and his wife Suzie inherited his shares of stock, when the shares of stock were worth about $200,000.  One month after Bob’s death, Suzie assumed Bob’s seat on the board. Unfortunately, she is so grief-stricken that she is completely inattentive to corporate affairs. During this period, Greg, Kim, and Phil extend loans to themselves totaling $250,000 from corporate funds, and they never repay the loan.  Two years later, Alex discovers that Home Health, Inc. is insolvent.  He sues Suzie for breach of her duty of care to the corporation. Discuss the legal liability for Suzie and/or the other directors of the company.  What can Suzie and/or the other directors do to minimize their liability. May Suzie assert the limited liability of the corporate form as a defense?  After you post your initial response to this question, please respond to comments posted by your classmates.

Week 5 DQ5

Based on the business where you are currently employed, one that you are familiar with, or one that you have researched, discuss one or more applicable regulatory compliance requirements for business.  Discuss at least one way how business complies with those requirements.

Week 5 Assignments:

LAW 531 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment NewCorp Scenarios Legal Brief (1250+ Words)

LAW 531 Week 5 Learning Team Reflection (2000+ Words)

Week 6

 

Week 6 Assignments

LAW 531 Week 6 Individual Assignment Riordan Corporate Compliance Plan (2450+ Words)

LAW 531 Week 6 Learning Team Reflection (1850+ Words)

 

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