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Frivolous lawsuits - ... The first consists of intentional torts, many of which are equivalent to criminal acts. The second category is negligence. The law of negligence requires people to act with ordinary care. When a person’s demeanor falls below a standard that is said to be ordinary and causes harm to another, he or she can be found liable. The third category of torts involves strict liability. In some circumstances, a person can be held liable for injuring another person even if he or she exercised ordinary care....   [tags: Legal Issues] 2876 words
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Obesity Lawsuits - ... Another example of logos, is when Hall (2004) uses data to talk about how many people have died from the health related issues arising from obesity. Addressing this further, "Harnack and French state 'unhealthy dietary habits and sedentary lifestyle together account for an estimated 300,000 deaths annually in the United State' (1296)" (Hall, 2004, p.113). This is a perfectly placed example to show that obesity is not only gaining weight, but harming a person's internal body structure. Hall uses this to backup the numbers presented; this statement tells the readers that the weight gained is not the only problem you face when you become obese....   [tags: Analysis, Nancy Hall] 1200 words
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Frivolous Lawsuits - Frivolous Lawsuits As children our parents tried to instill in all of us good moral judgment and common sense. However, if I was to open the newspaper I would surely find any number of articles on the latest frivolous lawsuit, these being even more outrageous than the ones in yesterday’s paper. How have we as a society, which is completely capable of rational thinking, allowed ourselves to become so intertwined in the blaming game. Americans file about 15 million lawsuits a year. (Cannell) A fourth of all lawsuits filed are either frivolous or fraudulent....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 997 words
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Frivolous Lawsuits - Justice, Tranquility and The Greed for Money Lynn Hubbard is handicapped. She happens to also have her own law firm. In the past year, she sued more than 600 nearly irreproachable institutions for over two million dollars. Hubbard and her entourage of scheming lawyers have not done anything illegal. Some may argue that she has simply exercised her right to the legal system. In any case, Hubbard is part of the growing American society that has discovered large money in mass litigation. This rise in greedy and manipulative lawyers has provided Americans with a skewed financial interest in the American courtroom and has hindered the justice system as a whole....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Petty Lawsuits - Are we Sueing for a Purpose. People today are not sueing to rectify matters. There is no purpose in lawsuits today. I believe everyone is out to get an easy buck through the judicial system. It is almost inevitable if people spill hot coffee on themselves that they will win a lawsuit against the company that served them that coffee. People believe that nothing is their fault and that someone (the defendant) should pay. The problem with the judicial system today is that people are sueing all the time and winning in court with ridiculous cases....   [tags: essays research papers] 752 words
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Lawsuits and the End of Sanity in America - Lawsuits and the End of Sanity in America Not having experienced much of the past is a mixed blessing. What's grotesque, shocking and unheard of to older Americans might seem normal, perhaps just a bit curious, to younger Americans. For example, last year New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial brought suit against gun manufacturers to recover carnage costs in his city. This January, Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell met with his advisors to consider whether the City should sue gun manufacturers for creating a public nuisance since guns were used in Philadelphia's 400-plus homicides....   [tags: Exploratory Essays] 991 words
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We Must Put an End to Frivolous Inmate Lawsuits - We Must Put an End to Frivolous Inmate Lawsuits Our forefathers were bright enough to establish a system of government with a series of checks and balances to maintain a balanced government. For the past decade a series of checks and balances has begun to fail our government. In our failing system of government inmates have taken advantage of the court system and have flooded it with an inconceivable number of frivolous lawsuits. Laurel Walters, a writer for the Christian Science Monitor, investigated inmates' lawsuits and found that these "recreational litigators...are suing the courts as an intramural sports activity." Action needs to be taken in order to rectify and protect "US" from this squandering of our tax payer provided funds and resources....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Product Warning Labels and Protection Against Liability Lawsuits - Product Warning Labels and Protection Against Liability Lawsuits We have all purchased a new consumer product with several labels, stickers, and product inserts containing warnings, disclaimers and oversimplified directions. The warnings can actually be humorous at times as illustrated in the following examples: · On Sears hair dryer: Do not use while sleeping · On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding: Product will be hot after heating. · On Rowenta Iron: Do not iron clothes on body. · On Nytol (a sleep aid): Warning: May cause drowsiness....   [tags: Papers] 1462 words
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Persuasive Speech: Frivolous Lawsuits Are Out of Control - Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience that frivolous lawsuits are out of control in America Introduction: A. Attention Getter 1. We've all heard the story about the woman who spilled scalding hot coffee on herself and then successfully sued McDonald's. But we've also heard reports of burglars suing homeowners after injuring themselves during a robbery. Most of us laugh off these stories as urban legends made to show the ridiculousness of frivolous lawsuits, but you might be surprised, however by how many of these are true....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech] 1042 words
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Are We Suing For A Purpose? - "It all depends." The ever-pervasive element, the lawsuit, is no longer just an American "get rich scheme;" but, it is now heavily at work in the United Kingdom. Everyone is trying to make an easy buck off of the judicial system and for the most part they are doing a good job. People suing all the time and winning large sums of money in court with ridiculous cases have chipped away at the underlying goodness of lawsuits. Therefore, the potential for lawsuits to better the economy has always been there; but, the manipulation of it and overt claims of greed have corrupted its once noble intentions to decoy people into scrutinizing the legitimacy of every claim....   [tags: Lawsuits Frivolous Legal] 1072 words
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Responsibility is Escaped by Obese People - Responsibility is Escaped by Obese People missing works cited “It’s important to preserve notions of individuals accountability and responsibility (Parks ).” Responsibility and accountability are attributes that many people believe should be part of everyone, but this is not what is happening if you take a look at the court systems. In today’s society people pressing lawsuits is readily accepted, and companies are looking out for it all of the time. There is almost always someone else that a person can blame for his or her misfortune other than themselves....   [tags: Obesity Lawsuits Papers] 2570 words
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Software Piracy beyond the Street Corner - Software Piracy beyond the Street Corner On January 23, 2003, the world’s leading computer networking equipment maker Cisco Systems, headquartered in San Jose California, filed a lawsuit against China-based Huawei Technologies and its United States subsidiaries Huawei America and FutureWei Technologies. In the lawsuit, Cisco alleged that Huawei stole intellectual property by copying its Internet Operating System (IOS) software and its copyrighted user manuals. Cisco also claimed that Huawei infringed on its patents....   [tags: Technology Lawsuits Essays]
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Medical Malpractice - Medical Malpractice The doctor-patient relationship has been defined differently through the years. In the beginning it developed into a "common calling" which meant doctors practiced medicine as a duty to their patients. Laws were developed to protect patients, therefore doctors used proper care and expert skill. In the past six centuries, medical malpractice has increased, which lead to revision and addition to the law. Liability was introduced along with the "GIANT of all torts", negligence....   [tags: Medicine Lawsuits Canada Health Care]
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IV Lawsuit - ... (Steinriede, 2010) Also documented by the nurse was that the right arm was swollen prior to the peripheral IV insertion and that she has cut on finger and bruises on her arms. The case was dismissed by judge. Sheivia Graves has already had two surgeries on her hand and still do not have proper use of her right hand as yet. (Steinriede, 2010) According to most hospital policy standard of practice for starting and maintaining states no more than two attempts per nurse per when starting a Peripheral IV....   [tags: Medicine Healthcare Nursing]
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Microsoft Antitrust Lawsuit Project - Introduction / Charges against Microsoft On July 15, 1994, the United States sued Microsoft for unlawfully maintaining its monopoly in the market for PC operating system software. The lawsuit alleged that Microsoft engaged in anti-competitive marketing practices directed at PC manufacturers that distributed Microsoft operating system software preinstalled on its PCs. Microsoft began to levy fines against original equipment manufacturing (OEM) companies who distributed or promoted operating systems other than Microsoft....   [tags: Law Case Studies] 2221 words
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Taco Bell's Response to Lawsuit - ... The promotion rewarded people who “liked” Taco Bell on Facebook and invited others to become fans of the page with a free beef taco. Through leveraging the power of social media and showing appreciation to its most loyal customers, Taco Bell gained 250,000 “likes” in just one week. As part of its online effort, Taco Bell posted a YouTube video titled “Of Course We Use Real Beef.” The video featured company president Greg Creed disputing the claims by revealing what’s in Taco Bell’s beef. Taco Bell recognized the importance of integrative thinking when countering a problem to which there was no apparent solution....   [tags: Case Study]
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Grand Theft Auto Lawsuit - In the article “Can a Video Game Lead to Murder?,” Ed Bradley reports on an incident in Fayette, Alabama involving the shooting of three police officers by a teenager and a multi-million dollar lawsuit against both the makers and sellers of the Grand Theft Auto video game. In his report Bradley uses inflammatory words, skewed facts, and quotes of prominent public figures to try and agitate uninformed parents and make them more conscious of games and the effects they may have on their children. Bradley starts off his report with asking the reader to imagine a game that would let them “decapitate police officers, kill them with a sniper rifle, massacre them with a chainsaw, and set them on fire” (Bradley)....   [tags: Article Review] 876 words
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Enterprise Risk in Firing an Employee - Introduction Business is the art of making money. Companies and employers are constantly trying to find new inventive ways to generate revenue and increase gross profit. Many times, the best way to achieve these goals is to downsize or layoff several employees. Employees must be marketable and employable and having one set of skills is usually not sufficient to maintain a career in today’s economy. Education, experience, and previous achievements are taken into consideration, but employers are also faced with the risk of lawsuits and slander due to fear of discrimination....   [tags: Discrimination Lawsuit Employer Employee] 1060 words
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The Napster Lawsuit in the U.S. - The Napster Lawsuit in the U.S. In America, there is currently a lawsuit pending that threatens to change the face of the music industry. The lawsuit is against Napster it has been brought by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) as well as other major music labels. Napster is a virtual community, which consists of music news and chat-rooms, the main feature it offers is an easy way to download MP3's (music files). This controversial service has brought the lawsuit to Napster....   [tags: Papers] 1061 words
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HP CD Burner Lawsuit - HP CD Burner Lawsuit Hewlett-Packard Hits Legal Snag Over Its CD Burners in Germany Compact Disk burners have been a controversial product for the last several years because of there ability for making “pirating” of computer software and music CD’s a very easy operation. The Hewlett-Packard Corporation has become the first major company to be attacked by the German Law which requires firms to pay fee’s for making CD burners which in turn can be used for pirating music CD’s from music illegally downloaded from the internet....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework]
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Paula Jones Lawsuit Against Bill Clinton - Paula Jones' Lawsuit Against Bill Clinton A lawsuit has been filed by Paula Jones, a clerk for the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission, for sexual harassment by then Governor Clinton. In her lawsuit, Paula Jones states that Clinton told an Arkansas State trooper to escort her to a private hotel room where she claims that she was sexually harassed. There are two sides to this case: Clinton states that he did not do it and that he has never seen this person before. Clinton's lawyers say that forcing the president of the United States to answer to a lawsuit will distract him for his already hard and time-consuming job....   [tags: essays research papers] 381 words
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Nori Nori Japanese Seafood & Sushi Buffet's Discrimination Lawsuit - Minado Japanese Seafood Buffet within the Mashatu Group Ltd. has been operating for approximately 10 years. With the thriving success of many locations of Minado restaurants in the North East, Mashatu Group Ltd. decided to open a new location in Georgia entitle Nori Nori Japanese Seafood & Sushi Buffet. On October 20, 2008 the door of Nori Nori unlock to attract the public’s appetite. Although Nori Nori has only been open for one year and one month, there have already been two different General Managers; Michael Fuller and Kenny Ly....   [tags: discrimination, restaurant, management,] 1434 words
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Cisco vs. Huawei: Intellectual Property - Cisco vs. Huawei: Intellectual Property Introduction On Jan. 23, 2003, Cisco Systems, Inc. announced that it has filed a lawsuit against a Chinese equipment manufacturer, Huawei Technologies, Co., LTD and its subsidiaries, Huawei America, Inc. and FutureWei Technologies, Inc. over Huawei's unlawful copying of Cisco's intellectual property. Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet with the headquarter located in US. Huawei, based in Shenzhen, China, is China's biggest telecommunications equipment maker, has a wide reach in Asia, and recently entered the U.S....   [tags: Lawsuit Law Intellectual Property Essays]
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Cicso Systems vs Huawei Technologies - Cicso Systems vs Huawei Technologies I. Cisco Systems files lawsuit against Huawei Technologies Cisco Systems filed a lawsuit against Huawei Technologies on January 23, 2003 claiming that Huawei had copied, misappropriated, and infringed on Cisco’s intellectual property in its rival line of low-cost networking routers.1 Cisco Systems is an industry leader in providing networking equipment for voice and data transfer. Huawei Technologies is China’s leading manufacturer of telecom and network equipment gear and is viewed by analysts as a formidable competitor to Cisco2....   [tags: Lawsuit Law Intellectual Property Essays]
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Performing Civic Equality - Performing Civic Equality I. Methodological Introduction Margaret Fuller had in mind that the title of her essay "The Great Lawsuit: MAN versus MEN. WOMAN versus WOMEN" (which she would later expand and re-name "Woman in the Nineteenth Century") should prepare the reader to suspend habitual thinking in order to "meet [her] on [her] own ground." To honor Fuller's desire to be met on her own ground (or perhaps, given the turn this paper has taken, her stage), I have worked to reconstruct what her ground/stage might have been, and to understand her ideas/performance in that light....   [tags: Margaret Fuller The Great Lawsuit Feminism Essays]
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Lester Electronics - Bernard Lester of Lester Electronics, Inc. (LEI) should prevent the merge of Shang-wa and Transnational Electronics Corporation at all costs. Shang-wa has been an exclusive supplier of capacitors to LEI for the past 35 years. Both companies started off small and have grown profitable in business together over the years. Both businesses have now escalated to the point where they are major players within their industry. Currently Lester Electronics is being pursued by Avral Electronics, a European based company, at the same time that Shang-wa is being heavily considered for purchase by Transnational Electronics....   [tags: Argument Position Paper Merger Lawsuit Liability] 1071 words
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Macro-Problems for Microsoft - Macro-Problems for Microsoft Microsoft vs. the Government is an interesting case that affects both the way we look at and use the free market. It affects many people, including the individuals high up in government, the employees of software companies, and, of course, the consumer who buys software products. The key issue affecting these people is whether or not Microsoft, the largest operating system provider who has a monopoly on the operating system software market, uses its monopoly to suppress the other competing software companies....   [tags: Monopoly Lawsuit Microsoft Essays] 1238 words
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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) - Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Today the United States is a "sue happy" country. Over the last fifty years the crime rate has gone up. According to NationMaster.com, United Stated rank first in total crime with 23,677,800 which is much more than the second place Germany with 6,264,720. Total crime in this only includes rapes, murders, assaults, car theft. This information comes from the Seventh United Nations Survey of Crime Trends which covers 1988 to 2000. We have been introduced to a lot of new crimes that has arisen from the constant advancement in technology and more....   [tags: Court Case ADR Lawsuit] 1712 words
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Tort Reform - On Tort Reform Rising health care costs have caused a national crisis, and all agree we must embrace reform. President Obama has initiated his national health care plan in the hopes of decreasing some of the inflated costs. When attempting to resolve this issue, one must always address the root of the problem. A large portion of these inflationary costs stem from malpractice lawsuits, and so begins the debate for tort reform: legislation which would cut the costs of health care by reducing the risk of civil litigation and exposure to fraudulent claims (“What”)....   [tags: Health Care]
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Tort System Reform - Tort Reform According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform, “The tort system is truly broken and in bad need of repair.” Tort cases are becoming an extremely common fight in the nation’s legal system. Since 1986, 38 of the 50 United States have adopted some sort of tort reform. However, with the many flaws of the tort system today, the suffering American economy will continue to fall behind if the American public does not insist on fighting for justice in the legal system....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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1943 Amendments to FCA - ... The 1986 amendments to the FCA reinforced the qui tam and “whistleblowers” provisions that allowed private citizens to commence lawsuits on behalf of the government. The FCA prohibits fraudulent claims to federal health care programs and forbids anyone from intentionally presenting or causing another person or entity to submit false or fraudulent claims to agencies of the federal government for payment (Park and Pawlitz 2008). The 1986 amendments to FCA changed the statutory liability for violations and trebled the damages....   [tags: Health Care ]
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The Fight for Reparations in the Japanese and African American Communities - The Civil Liberties Act of 1988 allowed reparations for Japanese Americans illegally detained by the United States Government during World War II. Many assumed that the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 would help African American attain reparations for slavery. Legislation introduced in Congress each year since 1989 to create a commission to study the effects of slavery and segregation, has never been addressed as a serious issue. The fight for reparations in both the Japanese and African American communities have followed the same path of legal action, community support, public debate, and political actions helping to open a dialogue regarding reparations in the United States....   [tags: Racism ]
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The Parents' Role in School Shootings - ... Parents of 3 of the shooting victims filed lawsuits against 25 media companies seeking $130 million in damages, citing that the shooter, Michael Carneal, learned how to shoot a gun by playing video and computer games. The lawsuits further implied that violent movies and internet pornography were to blame for the boy’s behavior (Holmstrom, par. 6). In both the Columbine and the Paducah, Kentucky cases the parents of the shooters were sued on the grounds that they should have known, and prevented, the tragedies from occurring....   [tags: Social Issues, Gun Law, parenting] 1204 words
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Reform Malpractice Laws to Create True Healthcare Reform Introduction - “Mr. X, you’ve been diagnosed with…” These words are spoken in hospitals around the country every day and each time they are spoken, a line is drawn between doctor and patient. On one side is the doctor wondering if enough has been done to defend against being sued for malpractice. On the other side is the patient with a need for someone to blame for his or her condition and seeing the doctor as the sole reason for any injured state. This division between doctor and patient has led to a practice called defensive medicine and it has also created a healthcare system riddled with inefficiency and in need of an overhaul....   [tags: Healthcare, argumentative, persuasive]
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Regulation and Accreditation - ... For example, healthcare agencies now collect data and use them to improve patient safety. The nursing staff collects information about falls. They also use patient assessment that coves historical and physical information about patients to determine susceptibility of falling. This information helps nurses and other healthcare givers to prevent suspected falls from occurring. Accreditation standards include recording and storing data as a requirement by government agencies and a focus of media attention....   [tags: Health Care, Nursing] 1154 words
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Laws in the Organizations - ... Even the most experienced team leaders, managers, or administrators seem to not remember about the Law of unintentional penalties; saying that for each adjustment or action, there are optimistic penalties and pessimistic unintentional penalties. The managers on the other hand tend to want the optimistic penalties and so not so much the pessimistic unintentional penalties. (Bacal R., 2010). If the managers pursue the organization’s course of action, which are the policies and measures that have been set forth via the organization, then the penalty of a court case, elevated monetary disbursement, and appalling publicity can be canceled....   [tags: Human Resource Management ]
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Love Canal - Love Canal There are some important legal aspects to the Love Canal case. Many civil actions or torts were brought against Hooker/Occidental during and after the Love Canal incident. By nineteen-eighty, Occidental faced over two billion dollars in lawsuits mainly from Love Canal but also from violations in other parts of the country. Assets would be sold off and all the people would only get a little bit of money and the government would be stuck with the cleanup. This two billion dollar figure includes all the punitive damage cases brought about by individuals as well as the lawsuits filed by the federal, state, and city officials....   [tags: Papers] 480 words
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The American Fear of Being Sued - The American Fear of Being Sued Something basic has been stolen from American life. We have lost much of our individual freedom due to the theft in our society. Our thieves come in the form of "sue happy" Americans. Doctors are paranoid, teachers are weakened and religious consultation is decreased. You would have to be a fool to say what you really think in the workplace. Increasingly, people believe that they cannot make a difference. Today, the medical industry has been transformed. Doctors must live by a different code of ethics other than their oath....   [tags: Papers] 625 words
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Mark's Disease - ... When employees file a lawsuit against the company they work for then not only are they involved but their co-workers tend to become involved, even if it just with the gossip that will go around the water cooler. It can become a hostile place to work, when employees and department heads are at war with each other, not only for those directly involved but everyone else as well. Plus lawsuits are very expensive. Depending on the companies’ capital, they may not even have the backing to proceed with a lawsuit....   [tags: Case Study]
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Product Liability - In this age of endless lawsuits and litigation from everyone suing everyone else, one must ask the question “where does product liability end and consumer responsibility begin?” This question has been further complicated by occurrences that stretch to the most far-reaching ends of this spectrum, the spectrum ranging from strict product liability of the company to complete consumer responsibility. On the strict product liability of the company side, we have the cigarette industry where the CEOs of the largest cigarette companies denied that their product was liable for the cause of addiction....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Policing the Marketplace through OSHA and Legal Services - The market is not always right. Unless the marketplace is policed, criminals reap the rewards, not society. Before the Savings and Loan crisis began, Rep Henry Gonzalez pleaded over and over for Congress to appropriate funds for bank examiners. Republicans blocked funding. When FDIC insurance was raised from $10,000 to $100,000, Gonzalez pleaded for more examiners. Republicans blocked funding. Throughout his administration, every year from 1993 to 2000, Clinton requested additional funds for SEC examiners....   [tags: Politics] 354 words
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Affirmative Action Policies - ... To achieve a successful affirmative action policy, the company must make training, hiring, and promoting members of protected classes a high priority. The organization is not required by law to have an affirmative action policy in place because the company does not have any federal contracts, but it’s in the best interest of the company to implement these policies regardless. It’s suggested that the company puts a policy into place in effort so that the company can make sure that protected class employees of the company receive fair treatment....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Informed Consent in Healthcare - ... This further is dependent on the nature of the procedure and the patient’s relevant comorbidities. This information can vary depending on how well the physician knows the patient. Courts have attempted to provide some guidance, like the emphasis on consequences and their frequency. However, they uniformly fail to provide any definite guidance about scales the provider can use to measure materialistic risks. The professional standard emphasizes on disclosure of information that a reasonably prudent doctor with the same background, training and experience would disclose to the patient in similar circumstances but again, fails to be overt....   [tags: Health Care, Legal Issues, HIPAA ] 1832 words
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Tobacco Advertisements - ... According to Breckler, Olson, and Wiggins the Social Learning Theory is, “ An approach proposing that humans learn many kinds of responses, including aggressive ones, by observing others; observation shows people both how to perform a behavior and whether that behavior will be rewarded or punished” (410). This theory is also based on the Banduras “Bobo” Doll Study in 1973. According to three Social Psychologists, In this study two groups of children were separated and watch an adult perform two different types of behavior on a “Bobo” Doll (one positive, the other negative) and then the children get to play with the “Bobo” Doll themselves....   [tags: Marketing, Legal Issues, Smoking] 1726 words
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The Effects of Malpractice Suits on the Healthcare System - ... These high standards set by patients will result in the patient paying tedious attention to any and everything a physician does in hopes of an opportunity to sue a physician. Sued physicians are more likely to stop seeing certain groups of patients which may include low income or elderly patients subjecting these patients not to have adequate access to competent and caring health care professionals. Malpractice suits affect the physician’s livelihood and the care that they provide for patients....   [tags: Healthcare]
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Vital Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - ... Even with this so, it could be assumed that if the minimal test subjects had enough diversity, the results of the experiments would show similarities, neutral or positive influences due to the supplement, with minimal or no negative influences. While this may be seen as a bold statement, the double-blind cross over testing procedure did help eliminate any physiological influences on the study, and allowed for only physiological changes in performance to be seen. With all this being said, VPX claims for their products should not confuse a typical consumer of the product....   [tags: Corporate Profile]
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Youtube's New Deep Pockets - YouTube is swiftly adopting Google's informal corporate motto on not doing evil. Google has a lot riding on it—$1.65 billion in stock, to be exact. That's how much the Web search giant is forking over to buy You Tube, the popular online video and social networking service that in just a year and a half has become one of the most visited sites on the Web. Google (GOOG) executives said the deal would help transform their company into a global media powerhouse and provide new audiences for the targeted advertising that's the lifeblood of Google earnings....   [tags: Internet] 1314 words
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Internet Music Sharing and the RIAA - Internet Music Sharing and the RIAA In today’s high-tech computer savvy world, one of the largest controversies brewing on the internet is the downloading and sharing of music using various peer-to-peer programs such as Kazaa, Limewire, Audio Galaxy, and many others. These programs use software that, “rather than going through a server to request information, can make requests directly to other software. This attribute is what allows users of P2P networks to freely exchange music, movies and other types of files (Friedenberg).” To the everyday user, downloading all of their music from the internet is great....   [tags: Internet Online Communication Essays]
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Reverse Discrimination and Affirmative Action - Reverse Discrimination and Affirmative Action Discrimination in employment has been an issue that has plagued our society throughout history. At the turn of this century it was acceptable to advertise job openings and specifically state that people of a certain race, color, religion, gender, or national origin "need not apply". A lot has changed over the last 100 years. The proverbial "pendulum" has swung in the direction of federal protection of certain people, but the problem now is that it has swung too far....   [tags: Papers Quota Racism Equality Essays] 3989 words
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Email Privacy Issues - Email Privacy Issues As a result of recent lawsuits against many organizations, companies have developed a policy on proper email practices on company computers. No longer is your personal email regarded as private when accessed on a company’s computer. Companies, in order to decrease lawsuits and increase productivity, have purchased email monitoring software to track email usage during work hours. Therefore, with the onslaught of email monitoring, is a private email really private. In NetworkWorld’s The Perils of Privacy, Sharon Gaudin discusses the benefits of a company having a well-defined email policy....   [tags: essays research papers] 376 words
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Antitrust Act - Anti-trust Acts in the Information Age As many people have noticed, recently there has been a huge focus in the media on Bill Gates, and his huge Microsoft Corporation. This past Friday, May 22, 1998, a federal judge combined two lawsuits and set a trial date for September 8, 1998. This trial date will address a government request for a preliminary injunction concerning Windows 98 as well as broader issues. The Sherman Anti-trust Act was passed in 1890. Then in 1914 the Clayton Act was passed to help with Anti-trust Cases....   [tags: Computers Microsoft Antitrust] 1450 words
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Censorship and Heavy Metal Music - By definition censorship is the suppression of words, ideas, and images that are deemed "offensive" by the general public. As in any form of media, such restrictions in music limit the artists right of free speech and the true artist value of his or her work. For instance, in the world of heavy metal, there are multiple lawsuits against Ozzy Osbourne and one major legal dispute against a band known as Gwar. Where both artists were both falsely censored by the law and wrongly accused by our society....   [tags: Censorship, Ozzy Osborne, heavy metal, music,] 841 words
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