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Frivolous lawsuits - Do you remember the lawsuit about the woman who ordered the McDonald’s coffee and spilled it in her lap and sued McDonald’s because it did not have a warning label on it. What about the woman who fell in the fountain at the mall while texting and wants to sue the mall. These lawsuits may seem fairly farfetched. They fall into the category called frivolous. Black’s Law Dictionary defines frivolous as lacking a legal basis or legal merit; not serious; not reasonably purposeful (Garner, 2006). When people pursue such lawsuits as these it costs money....   [tags: Legal Issues] 2876 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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Obesity Lawsuits by Nancy Hall - In Nancy Hall's "Obesity Lawsuits" (2004) essay, Hall is determined to address the problem constantly growing and silently taking lives in America every day, obesity. The author goes on to argue that people should not be suing "fast food companies" (Hall, 2004, p. 113), but rather look at themselves to blame for becoming obese. Americans need to think about their own decisions routinely, exercise to keep the extra weight off and choose meals that are healthier (Hall, 2004). The authors thesis states: "Listening to the subtle nuance emerging from legal debate, we can hear a discernable message that clearly spells out the desperate need for further study, public awareness, and education on obesity in America" (Hall, 2004, p.114)....   [tags: Analysis, Nancy Hall] 1200 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 - Most patients who enter the hospital for care have some form of intravenous therapy during their stay, whether it is in the emergency room or on inpatient floors. IV catheters are vital and are the fastest way to administer life saving medications. At times inserting or replacing a peripheral IV catheter can be challenging especially when the patient has poor circulation or poor venous access. In healthcare today Peripheral IV insertion lawsuits are on the rise due to its invasive character and unanticipated outcomes....   [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 - Unexpected Event In January 2011, a class action lawsuit was filed against Taco Bell, alleging the restaurant chain used more meat fillers than real ground beef. Specifically, the suit claimed Taco Bell’s products were made with “taco meat filling,” which consisted of extenders and other non-meat substances. The complaint further pointed out that Taco Bell not only misled consumers but also violated federal requirements by labeling “taco meat filling” as beef. This incident was unexpected as Taco Bell was not informed before the lawsuit was publicized....   [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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Health Care and 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: Medical Malpractice Claims]
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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 - 1943 Amendments to FCA Congress amended the FCA in 1943 against the backdrop of complains and allegations of “abuses by a number of so-called ‘parasitic’ FCA lawsuits filed by plaintiffs relying on information already in the government’s possession or public knowledge” (Lahman 2005, 902). The reliance of the whistleblowers on the information already at the disposal of the government for a qui tam lawsuit caused public outcry, and the development prompted Congress to amend the FCA in 1943. The outrageous developments in the wake of the Marcus’ ruling compelled Congress to reduce the qui tam provision and caused it to defang the FCA in 1943 (Rosenthal and Alter 2000)....   [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 - When children commit a horrible act such as a school shooting their parents often look for someone or something to blame rather than looking at what role they, as parents, may have had in the tragedy. The often targeted entertainers, video game developers, teachers, drug companies, and writers are rarely, if ever, responsible for such tragic outcomes and, unfortunately, often become victims as a result of lawsuits filed in an attempt to censor or place blame on them. The parents of dangerous children must be scrutinized and sued alongside every other entity being blamed for the heinous crimes that children commit....   [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 - Regulatory and accreditation agencies have participated in the nursing community for several years. Regulation in healthcare started as a registry process to protect patients and healthcare givers. Currently, regulation serves the purpose of protecting patients. It also helps in defining healthcare practices and nursing education. In order to understand the function of regulatory and accrediting agencies and practices one must understand their definitions (McWay, 2003). A regulatory agency has the responsibility of creating and enforcing rules or regulations of the law....   [tags: Health Care, Nursing] 1154 words
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Laws in the Organizations - It is the accountability of Human Resource and the organization to make sure that they are in compliance with state and federal laws that relates to worker practices. A organization’s hand book that is provided to the employees is considered to be the foundation of information that is utilized in management in order to help out managers so that they can avoid any legal actions brought on by the workers and outer entity. A Human Resource manager should be familiar with all the systems of rules that are being enforced within an organization, also should be knowledgeable about what the organization’s written contract and measures within handing employee’s issues pertaining to disagreements and legal credentials that should be used with civilian lawsuits....   [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 - Companies promote their employees everyday, but when the department heads are considering which employees to promote, what should they take into consideration. Should seniority be considered or equal opportunity, or should a promotion be based solely on the worker who is dedicated to doing excellent work everyday. These questions and more come up in our group study project on Morality of Employees and Employers. Mark Dalton works for a chemical company; he is a dedicated worker who is committed to doing excellent work....   [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 - The past few days the human resources department has been discussing the importance of implementing an affirmative action policy to assist in assuring that the company complies with equal employment opportunity laws. The department has decided that the best action is to contact the members of the board of directors. The Federal Government has passed several laws to prevent employment discrimination, and not complying with these laws can cause serious consequences. The purpose of equal employment opportunity laws are to assist in allowing the fair and nonbiased treatment of individuals in all aspects of employment (Bohlander & Snell, 2007)....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Informed Consent in Healthcare - The Doctor and Patient relationship aspect of Medicine has changed drastically in the last twenty years. It has evolved from paternalism (the doctor makes the decision for the patient) to shared decision making where the patient is considered an equal partner in his/her own health related decisions. Informed consent is the cornerstone for this view. When a patient or a research subject makes an autonomous decision after understanding, the risks and benefits involved with the decision is Informed consent....   [tags: Health Care, Legal Issues, HIPAA ] 1832 words
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Tobacco Advertisements - Tobacco advertisements have been a sensitive subject in America especially among parents who do not want their children to become smokers. I know from personal experience that tobacco is extremely toxic and can do major bodily harm. My grandfather was a chain smoker for over twenty years. He started smoking in his late teens and he died from lung problems that were caused by his addiction to cigarette smoking. My father is also a chain smoker and he started smoking when he was sixteen. He is starting to experience the same problems that my grandfather had due to his chain smoking....   [tags: Marketing, Legal Issues, Smoking] 1726 words
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The Effects of Malpractice Suits on the Healthcare System - Uninformed verdicts from medical malpractice law suits and the rising cost of medical malpractice insurance are thought to contribute to the high cost of medical care. This is because they force doctors to practice defensive medicine by ordering extra tests and procedures to protect themselves in the event of a lawsuit. The amount spent on these precautions, legal fees, claims, and unlimited damage awards also reflect in the rising cost of medical care which intern is passed down to the patients....   [tags: Healthcare]
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Vital Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VPX) is a supplement company whose mission is: “To produce the highest-grade, university proven sports nutrition supplements and performance beverages in the world” 1. While there have been several clinical studies on VPX products as a whole, which have helped back their product claims, the company have not tested all 39 products they manufacture. However there is enough base level research on individual ingredients found in the products that can help prove the legitimacy of product claims....   [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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