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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 - ... 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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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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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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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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Frivolous Lawsuits Outline - I. Intro 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. B. Link 1. Let's face the facts: In America, anyone can sue anybody over anything at anytime, so B. Thesis 1. In order to increase your awareness of how the lawsuit craze sweeping the nation has gotten completely out of control, I am going to provide you with stories and court cases of complete irrationality, otherwise known as frivolous lawsuits....   [tags: Speech Outline ] 1042 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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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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Tort Reform - ... Thus, tort reform could work wonderfully, positively transforming the health care industry and making its prices affordable. However, the fact that an initiative may work does not suggest that it should be enacted. Fascism and totalitarianism are more effective means of government than most democratic systems, but that does not mean they should be instilled. Although tort reform would effectively cut the inflated costs of the health care industry, its fundamental unconstitutionality dictates that it cannot be carried out....   [tags: Health Care]
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Tort System Reform - ... According to Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, “Every small business is just one lawsuit away from going out of business.” In order to avoid lawsuits, 62% of business owners have claimed to have been forced to make certain business decisions (“Small Businesses: How the Threat of Lawsuits Impacts Their Operations”). These decisions have in turn affected consumers because 61% of these decisions have caused products and services to be more expensive in order to cover possible tort cases. The national economy has continued to experience damage as 11% of these decisions have forced small businesses to lay off employees....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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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 Fight for Reparations in the Japanese and African American Communities - ... These public forums helped create the Japanese American Citizens League and the Seattle Evacuation Redress Committee, which helped to get the United States Congress to form The Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians allowing public debate regarding Japanese reparations. ( The Children of the Camps Project., 1999). Once Congress established the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians, public debate started on the possibility of reparations for Japanese Americans because the American media provided the public with information on the injustices suffered by Japanese American during World War II....   [tags: Racism ]
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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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Reform Malpractice Laws to Create True Healthcare Reform Introduction - ... They also indicated they had ordered hospitalizations about 13 percent of the time to avoid potential lawsuits. The MMS estimates that the excess procedures cost the state at least $1.4 billion a year, and the group believes that amount is an underestimate due to only 46 percent of doctors in the state participating in the survey (Gulla, 2008). Using the results from Massachusetts and extrapolating the figure across the entire country, the amount of excess procedures and monetary costs indicate that the current tort system is putting a massive strain on the economics of our health system....   [tags: Healthcare, argumentative, persuasive]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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wal-mart throws lifeline to managers - Wal-mart throws lifeline to managers Jessica Marquez Workforce magazine – April 2005 After all the bad press and lawsuits Wal-mart is finally doing something about it. Wal-mart has decided that they need more help in how they hire and train employees. They have decided to bring in human resource specialists into districts and help with selecting, hiring, and training new associates. The new positions will be filled with human resource executives with legal backgrounds. This new concept will be started in the southern California area and if it goes well they will expand to other parts of the country....   [tags: essays research papers] 1176 words
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Napster - Napster He was young, innocent, loved sports and computers, and had a mind that was brilliant. Young Shaun Fanning, the genius that created Napster focused on two aspects of the computer: programming and the Internet. His computer fascination grew into an obsession throughout High School. Wandering through the Internet, Shaun inadvertently invented the MP3 music file sharing application, Napster. Using the idea of all users being connected to one central server, yet all having access to each other's music files for free, has caused lawsuits all over the country....   [tags: Papers] 1357 words
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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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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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Four Functions Of Management - There are many different types of employment law in the United States and around the world. In an effort protect individuals from unfair treatment in regards to employment, certain statutes are formed and created Federal laws protecting employees. In 1964 Congress enacted the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII of this Act named the Fair Employment Practices Act focused on laws that employers would have to follow in relation to how they treat their current and prospective employees. The purpose of this Act was to ensure individuals the right to current or future employment without discrimination and to allow them to sue employers if those laws were violated....   [tags: Business Management] 1898 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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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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Civil Rights Act and Sexual Harassment - Civil Rights Act and Sexual Harassment Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination. Federal law as well as various state fair-employment laws prohibit employers with 15 or more employees from treating members of one sex or race differently from members of the opposite sex or another race in terms, conditions, or privileges of employment. The statutory and regulatory laws govern the entire employment process from pre-employment activities such as recruiting, through an employee's career with the organization, including termination....   [tags: Papers] 349 words
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Copyright Laws, Napster and Personal Ethics - Copyright Laws, Napster and Personal Ethics Abstract: The current lawsuits against Napster have brought out new ethical issues surrounding the exchange of MP3s and copyrighted material on the Internet. This paper discusses the ethical case against those who participate in MP3 trading services such as Napster and suggests ethical alternatives to these services. The free exchange of CD-quality music in the form of MP3s has created quite a stir in the media in the past few years and has forced the public to take a hard look at the laws governing electronic data....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1691 words
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Civil Action - Civil Action      The legal system is an essential element in the successful operation of this country. It is a system that is utilized every day, by every type of person, from the average blue-collar worker to the average Wall Street broker. There is a multitude of ways that the legal system is put to use. One such way is the class action lawsuit. A Civil Action, by Jonathan Harr, uses the account of a single case, Anne Anderson, et al., v. W.R. Grace & Co., et al, to illustrate the power and importance of class action lawsuits in the civil justice system....   [tags: Law Suit Legal Lawyer Court Essays Papers]
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Electronic Communication and the Negative Impact of Miscommunication - Electronic communications, improve efficiency and productivity, but poorly written emails can cause internal strife, low morale, and loss of clients. Effective written communication will enhance internal communications as well as external communications. The ability to write effectively is a core skill that all employees, no matter what their title is, should master. If the content of an email is unclear, grammatically incorrect or is full of typos, the email will cause misunderstandings and the possible loss of business....   [tags: Business Communication]
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Healthy Fast Food - It is nearly impossible to turn on the television or radio and not be hit with advertisements introducing the latest fast food trend – fresh and healthy food options. More often, the media bombards us with slogans such as Subway’s common pitch to “eat fresh” or McDonald’s million-dollar advertisement campaign to try the new fruit and walnut salad. Attention has made an abrupt turn from the greasy, deep-fried originals at the fast food chains to more health conscious food choices. Even a documentary of a man named Morgan Spurlock made headlines and won awards when he ate McDonald’s three times a day for a month and publicized the effects through a movie called Super Size Me....   [tags: essays research papers] 918 words
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obesity in US - Tectonic shifts occurred this month on the nutritional landscape. From new scientific research and pop-culture movie documentaries to restaurant menu offerings and congressional legislation, obesity concerns weighed in heavily. Those titanic movements, in the wake of growing evidence that Americans are becoming as big as whales, are welcome and serve as harbingers that the restaurant industry is doing its part to broadcast a healthful message. Chief among the developments was McDonald's Corp.'s decision to phase out its popular Super Size fries and drinks in its domestic restaurants, which the company said was an effort to simplify its menu and give customers choices "for a balanced lifestyle." Last year McDonald's added entree salads to its menu and provided fruit, vegetable and yogurt options with its Happy Meals....   [tags: essays research papers] 765 words
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Online Music Piracy - Online Piracy Online piracy has continued to grow in this digital age. You’ll find a large majority of homes equipped with a computer and access to the outside internet. This is for the most part harmless for the average user, but as technology continues to pave the way, a greater ease of access to content is available to anyone who chooses to pursue it. Among this available content is illegal distributions of music, movies, games, and applications, which normally could only be found at a local retail store for a set price....   [tags: essays research papers] 950 words
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Illegal P2P File Sharing - About 5 years ago Napster, a network software application, was being used to download music files. The network was growing faster than anybody who ever started it would have imagined. When artists, songwriters, and all of the other people involved in making CD's realized that this wasn't going to slow down any time soon, they decided that they needed to stop Napster. Little by little, Napster was being less used and it became harder to find the songs wanted until nobody used it anymore. When all of this was happening, other applications were made available....   [tags: Music] 875 words
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Nazi Gold - Nazi Gold It is the last great mystery of World War II: the unfinished, unprecedented search for what may be billions of dollars in cash, gold, property, and art hidden and unclaimed by victims of the Holocaust – or plundered by the Nazis and their accomplices before shipping Jews to the death camps. In 1938 Nazi Gestapos raided the homes of over 10,000,000 innocent Jews. Their houses were thrashed, possessions were stolen, and lives were torn for the benefit of “one superior race.” None of these people ever received compensation for their misfortunes, but most of all they never regained their lives....   [tags: Papers] 1067 words
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The Yellowstone Wolf Controversy - The Yellowstone Wolf Controversy One of the biggest reasons for the reintroduction of wolves back into Yellowstone was that they had originally roamed from Yellowstone all the way down to Mexico. While a lot of people were in favor of the reintroduction of the wolves, there were many who were against it. The main people that were against the reintroduction of the wolves back into the park were the ranchers that made a living in the areas surrounding the park. During 70 years of absence from the Rockies, the Grey Wolf had been protected under the Endangered Species Act that was passed in 1973....   [tags: Nature Animals Ecology Essays Papers]
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Jim Crow Laws in the United States - Imagine living in a world where you are harassed because of your skin color. Imagine knowing that is all you can look forward to. That is all your children and grandchildren can look forward to. Discrimination has been around for a long time, even before prehistory. Someone always thinks that they are better than others because of their skin color, sex, race, etc. Social classes and slavery are just two examples of discrimination. Even though our Constitution is based on freedom, our own Constitution allowed for discrimination of African Americans for around 100 years....   [tags: essays research papers] 1469 words
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Wal-Mart: The Challenge of Making Relationships with Stakeholders - Wal-Mart: The Challenge of Making Relationships with Stakeholders 1. Evaluate how Wal-Mart has ranked and responded to various stakeholders. 2. Why do you think Wal-Mart has had a recent number of ethical issues that have been in the news almost constantly. 3. What do you think Wal-Mart could do to develop an improved ethical culture and respond more positively to its diverse stakeholders. Question 1 Many groups have a stake in what Wal-Mart does. Stakeholders can be broken down into two diverse groups: market stakeholders (shareholders, employees, consumers, and suppliers and non-market stakeholders (labor unions and environmental stakeholders)....   [tags: Business Analysis Wal Mart] 1203 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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Falsely Accused and Censored: Ozzy Osbourne and Gwar - 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 Osbourne, Gwar,] 1304 words
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Importance of HIPAA and the Bill of Rights in the Healthcare System - Why is important for the HIPAA and the Bill of Right work in the healthcare system. Both the HIPAA and Bill of Right significance to the healthcare system all around the United State because of the strict guideline that were implemented to make the healthcare facilities a better place; for both patients and healthcare officials. These two laws that have been implemented, they have been the corner stone for many years. Those have helped balance the right for patients, physicians, nurses and others officials who are working in different healthcare facilities....   [tags: Health Care, argumentative, persuasive] 1751 words
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