QuestionMODULE 1 DQ 1

How are the Federal District Courts, the Federal Courts of Appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court different? How are they similar? What role do the various courts play in making or interpreting law that applies to businesses, employees of those firms, and for resolving or preventing conflict?

MOD 1 DQ 2


Select one of the functions of law. Identify the function you selected and explain how it is important to American society. Provide at least one example.


MOD 2 DQ 1

When an employee learns of apparent illegal conduct by his/her employer, does the employee have an ethical duty to become a whistle blower? Why or why not? How should a company regulate ethical conduct within the organization?



MOD 2 DQ 2



Why is "white-collar" crime a social problem? How do you think this type of crime should be dealt with or handled? Why?




DULE 3 DQ 1

Can an individual enter into a contract without being aware of it and still be bound by its terms? Why or why not? Cite an example of a voidable and non-voidable contract.



MODULE 3 DQ 2


When you go to a department store and purchase an item, what have you done according to contract law? How does this affect the common consumer?


MOD 4 DQ 1


Do you think supporting non-competition clauses in employment agreements is good public policy? Why or why not? Provide an example that supports your position.


MOD 4 DQ 2

Does the Statute of Frauds -– a legal principle from the 1600s -– still make sense in today's commercial world? Why or why not?


MOD 5 DISS 1
How is ethics and ethical behavior apparent in corporate culture? What is the relationship between law, values, and ethical behavior? How do these work in unison to ensure business success? Are there times when law, values, and ethical behavior may not work in unison?

MOD 5 DQ 2

What role do personality, national culture, and organizational culture play in influencing an individual's ethics?



MOD 6 DQ 1


Why has marketing continuously been a focus of concern in regard to both the legal and ethical representation of companies? Do you think this concern is warranted? Why or why not?



MOD 6 DQ 2


Should there be an increase in regulation enacted to cause companies to better market their products and services? Why or why not? Provide an example to support your response.


MOD 7 DQ 1

Give an example of one government employee law that you think people may take advantage of and how people take advantage of it.



MOD 7 DQ 2



Under which circumstances do you think an employee should be monitored? Based on the circumstances you have identified, how often should the employee be monitored?


MOD 8 DQ 1


What are the implications of conflicts of interest and how do they impact corporations? Using the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, give an example of a potential conflict of interest that could arise in business, and your recommendation for how that conflict or potential conflict could be resolved.






MOD 8 DQ 2

Should employee communications be reviewed for ethical and moral reasons? Is this better handled proactively or reactively? Why?

















all module assignment
mod 1


Details:

Using the Module 1 readings, course website links, the GCU Library, the Internet, and/or other sources of literature as needed, complete the following problems:

    Chapter 1 - Online Research: Common Law



Gribben vs. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

The United States is primarily a common law legal system, the most notable exception being the State of Louisiana, which has state laws that are organized along the lines of a civil codified legal system. Does the state of Indiana recognize an independent tort claim for intentional first-party spoliation of evidence if the alleged accuser negligently or intentionally destroys or gets rid of relevant evidence?




    Chapter 2 - Problems and Problem Cases: Problem 6


Chapter 2 - Problems and Problem Cases: Problem 6

6.Jerrie Gray worked at a Tyson Foods plant where she

was exposed to comments, gestures, and physical

contact that, she alleged, constituted sexual harassment.

Tyson disputed the allegation, arguing that the

behavior was not unwelcome, that the complained about

conduct was not based on sex, that the conduct

did not affect a term, condition, or privilege of employment,

and that proper remedial action was taken

in response to any complaint by Gray of sexual harassment.

During the trial in federal court, a witness

for Gray repeatedly volunteered inadmissible testimony

that the judge had to tell the jury to disregard.

At one point, upon an objection from the defendant’s

counsel, the witness asked, “May I say something

here?” The judge told her she could not. Finally, after

the jury left the courtroom, the witness had an angry
outburst that continued into the hallway, in view of some of the jurors. The jury awarded Gray $185,000 in compensatory and $800,000 in punitive damages. Tyson believed that it should not have been liable, that them awards of damages were excessive and unsupported by evidence, and that the inadmissible evidence and improper conduct had tainted the proceedings. What courses of a

    Chapter 4 - Problems and Problem Cases: Problems 4 and 7


4.You own a consulting firm with 32 employees and annual

billings of $29,000,000. One of your clients, whom

you bill an average of $1,200,000 annually, has asked

you to hire her grandson. You know that the grandson

has recently graduated from a top-20 business school.

He is 31 years old, has a solid academic record, and

possesses the personal and professional skills to be

successful as a consultant. You also know, however,

that he is a recovering cocaine addict, having struggled

with the addiction for five years prior to his attending

business school. Your firm has a strict no-drugs policy,

which you usually interpret to exclude those who previously

abused drugs. Using justice theory, justify a decision to exempt

the grandson from your firm’s no drugs policy. Could you make

the same decision as a profit maximizer?




7.You are assigned by your employer, Jay-Mart

Corporation, an international discount retailer, to supervise

the construction of ten new retail superstores

in Shanghai, China. All construction is being done by

a Chinese-owned contractor in compliance with Jay-

Mart’s construction standards. After an earthquake

in China kills over 70,000 people, China’s legislature

passes a statute requiring new buildings to have

a greater ability to withstand a large earthquake. The

Chinese contractor has approached you and suggested

that the new Chinese construction standards are unnecessarily

high, that Jay-Mart’s construction standards

are sufficient to protect against any earthquake likely

to occur, and that the cost of complying with the new

Chinese construction standards will increase construction

costs 20 percent.

What do you do if you believe that ethical behavior

requires you to maximize Jay-Mart’s profits?



Responses should not typically exceed 200 words for each problem and should contain citations from relevant sources if applicable.

Complete the problems for each chapter first by stating the question(s) you are addressing, then by stating your responses. All problems and answers should be turned in on the same page/document.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the GCU APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.







module 2


Details:

Using the Module 2 readings, course website links, the GCU Library, the Internet, and/or other sources of literature as needed, complete the following problems:

    Chapter 5 – Problems and Problem Cases: Problem 13
    Chapter 6 – Problems and Problem Cases: Problem 11

Responses should not typically exceed 200 words for each problem and should contain citations from relevant sources if applicable.

Complete the problems for each chapter first by stating the question(s) you are addressing, then by stating your responses. All problems and answers should be turned in on the same page/document.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the GCU APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.




Chapter 5 – Problems and Problem Cases: Problem 13[MH1]

How did the court rule on Nichols’ motion regarding the § 1030 (a)(5)

claim? Did that section of the CFAA apply to this alleged instance of trade secret misappropriation?

[MH1]I know you had problems uploading your report to LoudCloud. That being said, it is still important to provide a cover page and reference page as well as to format your assignment in accordance with APA guidelines.




Chapter 6 – Problems and Problem Cases: Problem 11





mod 3



Details:

Using the Module 3 readings, course website links, the GCU Library, the Internet, and/or other sources of literature as needed, complete the following problems:

    Chapter 9 - Problems and Problem Cases: Problems 9 and 10
    Chapter 10 - Problems and Problem Cases: Problem 6
    Chapter 11 - Problems and Problem Cases: Problem 7
    Chapter 12 - Problems and Problem Cases: Problem 10

Responses should not typically exceed 200 words for each problem and should contain citations from relevant sources if applicable.

Complete the problems for each chapter first by stating the question(s) you are addressing, then by stating your responses. All problems and answers should be turned in on the same page/document.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the GCU APA Style Guide, located on the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.




Chapter 9 Case Study: Stephen Gall v. McKeesport Municipal Water Authority

Stephen Gall and his family became ill after drinking contaminated water supplied to their home by the McKeesport Municipal Water Authority. They filed suit against the utility, arguing, among other things, that the utility had breached the UCC implied warranty of merchantability when it sold them contaminated water. The utility moved to dismiss their complaint, arguing that since water was not “goods,” the UCC did not apply. Should the Galls’ complaint be dismissed?




Chapter 9 Case Study: Schumacher v. Parents

In 1994, Schumacher and his wife and their two daughters moved to Finland, Minnesota, to operate a bar and restaurant called the Trestle Inn, which was owned by his parents. Schumacher claims that his parents induced him to leave his previous job and to make the move by orally agreeing to provide him a job managing the inn for life and to leave the business and a large parcel of land to him when his first parent died. Schumacher was given free reign in managing the inn and was allowed to retain all profits of the business but was not given any salary or wage. While he was operating the inn, Schumacher used his own funds to build a home for his family

on his parents’ land, install a well, buy equipment for the business, and develop various marketing tools for the business. In the fall of 1998, Schumacher suspected that his parents were about to sell the inn and the adjoining property. He brought suit for a restraining order to prevent them from doing so, claiming breach of contract and unjust enrichment, among other claims. In October 1998, the parents notified Schumacher that his employment at the inn and his right to possess the adjoining property were terminated. The parents moved for summary judgment. The trial court held that Schumacher’s oral contract claim was invalid because the contract needed to be in writing under applicable Minnesota law. However, does Schumacher have a valid claim for unjust enrichment?




Chapter 10 Case Study: Pernal v. St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

Pernal owned a parcel of real estate adjacent to property owned by St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Pernal sent a letter to the church indicating that he was offering it for sale for “$825,000 cash/mortgage, ‘as is,’ with no conditions, no contingencies related to zoning and 120 days post closing occupancy for the present tenants.” This offer was dated June 3, 2003, and expressly provided that it would remain open for a two-week period. On the same day, Pernal also sent

the same offer to sell the property on the same terms to another prospective purchaser, White Chapel Memorial Association Park Perpetual Care Trust. On June 4, the church sent a letter indicating that it accepted the terms of the offer that Pernal had set forth in his letter. However, the church’s letter also referenced an attached purchase agreement. The purchase agreement

agreed with Pernal’s purchase price and the close occupancy period, but contrary to the offer, it contained additional terms. The church’s president signed this attached purchase agreement, but defendant did not sign it. The offer by letter dated June 3, 2003, did not reference other potential purchasers. On June 10, White Chapel, by letter, offered to pay $900,000 cash for the property, with no conditions or contingencies related to zoning and 180 days post closing occupancy rent

free. On that same date (June 10), Pernal sent a letter to both potential purchasers. This letter indicated that “amended offers” had been received. The letter further provided that the offer would remain open for two weeks’ time as provided in the initial offering letter. On June 13, the church sent a letter to Pernal, stating that the offer had been accepted on June 4, and that an enforceable contract was formed. The church sued Pernal for breach of contract. Will it win?




Chapter 11 Case Study: Cantu v. San Benito Consolidated Independent School

Cantu was hired as a special education teacher by the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District under a one-year contract for the 1990–91 school year. On August 18, 1990, shortly before the start of the school year, Cantu hand-delivered to her supervisor a letter of resignation, effective August 17, 1990. In this letter, Cantu requested that her final paycheck

be forwarded to an address in McAllen, Texas, some 50 miles from the San Benito office where she tendered the resignation. The San Benito superintendent of schools, the only official authorized to accept resignations on behalf of the school district, received Cantu’s resignation on Monday, August 20. The superintendent wrote a letter accepting Cantu’s resignation the same day and deposited the letter, properly stamped and addressed, in the mail at approximately

5:15 pm that afternoon. At about 8:00 am the next morning, August 21, Cantu hand-delivered to the superintendent’s office a letter withdrawing her resignation. This letter contained a San Benito return address. In response, the superintendent hand-delivered that same day a copy of his letter mailed the previous day to inform Cantu that her resignation had been accepted and could not be withdrawn. The dispute was taken to the state commissioner of education, who concluded that the school district’s refusal to honor Cantu’s contract was lawful, because the school district’s acceptance of Cantu’s resignation was effective when mailed, which resulted in Cantu argued that the mailbox rule should not apply because her offer was made in person and the superintendent was not authorized to accept by using mail.Is this a good argument?




Chapter 12 Case Study: Tinker Construction v. Scroge

Tinker Construction had a contract with Scroge to build a factory addition for Scroge by a particular date. The contract contained a penalty clause exacting daily penalties for late performance, and Tinker was working hard to complete the building on time. Because prompt completion of the addition was so important to Scroge, however, Scroge offered Tinker a bonus if it completed the factory addition on time. Scroge also learned that the supplier of parts for machinery that he had contracted for had called and said that it could not deliver the parts on Scroge’s schedule for the price it had agreed to. Because there was no other supplier, Scroge promised to pay the requested higher price. The factory addition was completed on time and the parts arrived on time. Scroge then refused to pay both the bonus to Tinker and the higher price for the parts. Were these promises enforceable?






mod 4


Details:

Using the Module 4 readings, course website links, the GCU Library, the Internet, and/or other sources of literature as needed, complete the following problems:

    Chapter 15 - Problems and Problem Cases: Problem 10
    Chapter 16 - Problems and Problem Cases: Problems 7 and 10
    Chapter 17 - Problems and Problem Cases: Problem 4
    Chapter 18 - Problems and Problem Cases: Problem 9

Responses should not typically exceed 200 words for each problem and should contain citations from relevant sources if applicable.

Complete the problems for each chapter first by stating the question(s) you are addressing, then by stating your responses. All problems and answers should be turned in on the same page/document.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the GCU APA Style Guide, located on the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.





Chapter 15: Gianna Sport v. Gantos, Inc.


Chapter 16: Dyer v. Walt Bennett Ford


Chapter 16: Rosenfeld v. Jean-Michael Basquiat



Chapter 17:Perry Drug Stores, Inc. v. CSKG, Inc.



Chapter 18: Ross v. Creighton University


module 5

Details:

Write a 750-1,000-word analysis examining the financial events surrounding Bernie Madoff, and the events surrounding ENRON. Use GCU Library and Internet sources to conduct your research of these 2 events. Find the consequences and implications related to the lack of a code of ethics.

Review chapter 4 in the textbook, especially the sections on values and corporate responsibility. Using applicable theories and concepts from the textbook, evaluate what you believe to be Bernie Madoff’s views of ethics and corporate social responsibility toward his stakeholders. Evaluate the actions of ENRON with regard to corporate social responsibility of stakeholders. Research and review Internet resources as necessary to complete this assignment.

Cite at least 2 references, excluding your textbook.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the GCU APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.



mod 6

Details:

Submit a 1,000-1,250-word paper that identifies and analyzes various elements, both legal and ethical, as they apply to marketing products and services in the United States.

Cite at least 2 references that support your concerns and explain how these concerns are being actively addressed.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the GCU APA Style Guide, located on the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.





mod 7


Details:

Submit a 1,000-1,250-word paper that identifies and examines various legal, ethical, and managerial elements as they apply to employee monitoring.

Cite at least 2 references that describe these concerns and how they are being actively addressed.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the GCU APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment




mod 8


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Details:

Submit a 1,000-1,250-word paper that identifies and discusses the legal, ethical, and technological concerns of the accounting and financial reporting of businesses.

Cite at least 2 references that describe these concerns and how they are being actively addressed.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the GCU APA Style Guide, located on the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion for the assignment.