LAW 421 Week 1 Individual Assignment Role and Functions of Law Paper


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LAW 421 Week 1 Individual Assignment Role and Functions of Law Paper

Resource: Case Brief Cipollone v. Liggett Group, Inc., et al. in Ch. 2, section 2-6, “Commerce Powers,” of the text, p. 33

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you define the functions and role of law in business and society. Discuss the functions and role of law in your past or present job or industry. Properly cite at least two references from your reading, and not simply cite our Melvin text.


Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.



LAW 421 Week 1 DQS

DQ 1

What are some advantages and disadvantages of the civil litigation system in the U.S.?


DQ 2

What is a business’s obligation to build an ethical culture and balance its desire for profit with ethical responsibilities to employees, customers, society, and the environment?

DQ 3

What are the three branches of government and their functions? How are powers balanced in the U.S. government? How does each branch of government make laws? Provide examples.




LAW 421 Week 2 Individual Assignment Addressing International Legal and Ethical Issues Simulation Summary

Complete the Addressing International Legal and Ethical Issues simulation located on the student website.
Write a 350-word summary. In your paper, answer the following questions:

· What are the issues involved in resolving legal disputes in international transactions?

· What are some practical considerations of taking legal action against a foreign business partner based in another country?

· What factors could work against CadMex's decision to grant sublicensing agreements?

· When the local customs and laws conflict with the customs and laws of an organization operating abroad, which should prevail? Explain why.

· How would you compare the issues in this simulation to the domestic legal issues discussed in your Week One readings? How should companies resolve domestic and international issues differently?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

LAW 421 Week 2 Learning Team Assignment

Discuss the differences between substantive law, procedural law, criminal law, civil law, common law, and statutory law. Provide examples of each law and discuss what U.S. Constitution amendments were implemented to protect the rights of businesses and organizations. Discuss the topics you are comfortable with, the topics you struggled with, and how the weekly topics relate to application in your field.

Write a 350- to 700-word paper detailing the findings of your discussion.


LAW 421 Week 2 DQS

DQ 1

We have all probably heard of the McDonalds “Hot Coffee” case which is featured in the readings this week. Is this just one of the frivolous cases that gives law suits and lawyers a bad name? Who is right or wrong in this case? What are the theories of recovery and defenses for McDonalds. Explain your answer.


DQ 2

What is “false imprisonment” ? Is this tort something that only affects governments who imprison people? Should private businesses be concerned?


DQ 3

Mary is cutting weeds at her home. She is unable to trim some weeds she finds, because they grew between the rocks, so she removes the protective guard on the weed trimmer and trims the weeds. There are no warnings on the weed trimmer advising against removing the guard. She hits a rock, which is thrown to the side, hitting her neighbor in the eye and causing permanent damage. What kind of tort claim does the neighbor have? Who are the possible defendants?



LAW 421 Week 3 Individual Assignment Article Review

Resource: University of Phoenix Material: Article Review Format Guide located on the student website

Locate an article specifically related to e-business and intellectual property.

Write a 350- to 700-word review of the article. Your review should assess the different types of and legal protections for intellectual property. Analyze the legal issues of e-business to include intellectual property, privacy, ethics, and security.

Format your paper consistent with the Article Review Format Guide


LAW 421 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment Case Scenarios: BUGusa, Inc

Conduct an internet search for Informed Consent documents from a Human Service agency (hint: use the search words “informed consent document” and “counseling”; or “declaration” and “counseling”), or provide one from your place of employment (if applicable). Provide the web address for your team members. Critique at least two of these documents for content and thoroughness. The critique should include comments on how well the document meets the elements of informed consent found in the readings. Paper should be 3-4 pages in length not counting the title page and reference pages. Provide a link to your documents along with a summary of your critiques, including the goals of the organization and the four elements of informed consent described in Chapter 12 (Ethics and the Law) of the Ebook reading for this week. Make sure to follow APA guidelines. Post your final draft critique to the Assignments section under the same Learning Team question.


LAW 421 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment

Discuss the, “Legal Issues in Cyberspace” excerpt in Section 24-5 of Ch. 24, and Section 24-6, “Copyright Infringement,” of the text. Discuss the topics you are comfortable with, the topics you struggled with, and how these issues relate to application in your field.

Write a 350 to 700-word paper detailing the findings of your discussion.

LAW 421 Week 3 DQS

DQ 1

Select a business contract transaction with which you are familiar. You may use a transaction in your workplace or in a place where you have been a consumer. Transactions might include buying auto insurance, renting or purchasing a residence, or buying cell phones or computers. What are the contract’s elements? How are the contract’s terms established? What might managers involved in the transaction do to minimize risks and maximize benefits? Avoid discussing a transaction mentioned by other students.


DQ 2

What is the difference between a material breach of contract and a nonmaterial breach of contract? What are some examples of legal and equitable remedies available for breach of contracts? What are some legal excuses for nonperformance or other grounds for discharge of contracts? Provide examples.

DQ 3

“Get it in writing!” You have probably often heard this phrase. Do contracts have to be in writing to be valid?



LAW 421 Week 4 Individual Assignment Case Scenario: Big Time Toymaker

Read the “Theory to Practice” section at the end of Ch. 6 of the text.

Answer Questions 1 through 6 based on the scenario in the “Theory to Practice” section, and complete the following in your response:

· At the end of the scenario, BTT states that it is not interested in distributing Chou’s new strategy game, Strat. Assuming BTT and Chou have a contract, and BTT has breached the contract by not distributing the game, discuss what remedies might or might not apply.

· Explain your answers and refer to Section 7-6 in Ch. 7 for support.

Write a 350- to 700-word paper detailing your answers to all of the above questions and issues. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.



LAW 421 Week 4 Learning Team Assignment

Discuss the common contracts that you and your teammates have encountered in your personal and professional lives. Your discussion should include the topics you are comfortable with, the topics you struggled with, and how the weekly topics relate to the common contracts.

Write a 350- to 700-word paper detailing the findings of your discussion.


LAW 421 Week 4 DQS

DQ 1

Tom inherited his father’s landscaping business, and incorporated the business after he read an article in Lawn News, advising landscaping businesses to incorporate. Tom has been sued by a customer, whose prize rose bushes were accidentally damaged by a landscaper. Tom called his attorney, Hector, to represent him in the lawsuit. When Hector asked for the corporate minutes, Tom said, “What corporate minutes?” Hector advised Tom that his personal assets could be taken if he lost the suit, but Tom said, “No, don’t worry! I’m a corporation; I have no personal liability!” Is Tom correct? Identify and discuss the legal principle that would be applied by a court to resolve this issue, and predict the outcome of the suit against Tom.


DQ 2

Why has union membership declined in the US since 1955? Do you expect this trend to continue? Explain why or why not. What value may unions offer to workers today?


DQ 3

What are some examples of ethical decision making that occur in your past or present job or industry? What are some of the challenges to business ethics faced in today’s business environment?



LAW 421 Week 5 Individual Assignment Article Review

Resource: Article Review Format Guide located on the student website

Locate an article specifically related to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX Act) of 2002.

Write a 350- to 700-word review of the article. Your review should discuss how the SOX Act may affect ethical decision making in today’s business environment, and the criminal penalties for which the act provides.

Format your paper consistent with the Article Review Format Guide


LAW 421 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Case Scenarios: Grocery, Inc., Presentation

Resource: University of Phoenix Material: Case Scenarios: Grocery, Inc., multimedia link located on the student website

Review the case scenarios and questions associated with scenarios.

Create an 8- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation, with speaker notes, illustrating your responses to questions in two scenarios of the teams’ choice. Clearly indicate which two scenarios you are referring to in your presentation.

LAW 421 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment

Compare and contrast common law contracts and the UCC Article 2 with your team. Your discussion should include the topics you are comfortable with, the topics you struggled with, and how the weekly topics relate to application in your field.

Write a 350- to 700 word paper detailing the findings of your discussion.

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