Contemporary Business Law

 

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Week 1

WEEK1Discussion Question#1

 

·  Whatarethedifferences between substantivelaw,procedural law,criminal law,civil law,commonlaw,and statutorylaw?Provideexamples ofeach.

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·  What U.S. Constitution amendments wereimplemented to protect therights of businesses and organizations?

 

WEEK 1 Discussion Question #2

•      What arethethreebranches ofgovernment and theirfunctions?

•      Howarepowersbalanced in theU.S.government?

 

•      Howdoes eachbranch ofgovernment makelaws?Provideexamples.

WEEK 1 Discussion Question #3

 

•      What aresomeexamplesofalternativedisputeresolutions (ADRs)?

 

 

•      What aretheadvantagesand disadvantages associated with ADRversus litigation?

 

•      What aresomeexamplesofarbitration that can occurin yourprofessional and personallife?Explain.

 

Week 1 Assignments:

 

LAW 421 WEEK 1 Critical Reflection (700 Words)

 

LAW 421 WEEK 1 Individual Assignment (800 Words)

 

 

Week 2

 

WEEK 2 Discussion Question #1

 

 

•      What arethelegal elementsofnegligencethataplaintiffwould haveto provein court to winhis orhercase?

 

 

•      Howdoes an intentional tortdifferfromtheunintentionaltortofnegligence?

Provideexamples fromcourt cases that arereportedononeoftheresource sites listed in theCourse Materials Forum.

 

 

•      What isstrict liabilityand howdoesthestrict liabilitydoctrineapplyto business corporations?Provideexamples and explain howyourexamples demonstratethestrictliabilitydoctrinethatappliesto business corporations and organizations.

WEEK 2 Discussion Question #2

 

 

 

•      Howdoesthelawdefineintellectual property?What areallofthedifferent types ofintellectual propertyheldbyyourcompanyororganization?Howis eachtypeofintellectualpropertyprotected?

 

•      What aretheadvantagesand disadvantages ofanon-competeclauseas opposedto anondisclosureclause?When it is appropriateforan organization to usetheseclauses in theircontract agreements?Do you have such aclausein youremployment agreement?Did youunderstand whatit was priorto taking Business Law?

 

•      What privacyand securityissues arisewhen conductingbusiness on the Internet?Provideexamples that areappropriatelyidentified andexplained.

 

 

Week 2 Assignments:

 

LAW 421 WEEK 2 Critical Reflections (650+ Words)

 

LAW 421 WEEK 2 Individual Assignmen1 (450+ Words)

 

LAW 421 WEEK 2 Individual Assignment

 

LAW 421 WEEK 2 Team Learning (650+ Words)

 

Week 3

 

WEEK 3 Discussion Question #1

 

 

Fran’s Flooring Companyand Sam’s Office-on-the-go agreethat Fran will install wood floors for Sam’s lobbyfor1,500.00.Sampurchasesthewood product forthe floors and Franinstall’s theflooring.15 days later, Samnoticesthat thereis a small areain theentrancewaywherethefloorslatshavepopped up becauseFran did not usetheproperglue. Samtells Fran that shewill pay$250.00 for Fran to comeback and fix thefloorslates. Fran fixesthefloorandthensends Saman invoiceforthe$1,750.00. Samonlypays$1,500.00 and refuses to paythebalance.

 

·   Aretheessentialelementsnecessarytoformavalidcontractpresentinthis scenario?Identifyand describeeach essential element.

 

·  Howmuchmoneydoes Samowe Fran?Explain youranswer.

 

·   Willacourtallowthecontracttobemodifiedinthisscenario?Explainthe rules forcontract modification.

 

·  Does promissoryestoppel applyto this scenario?Explain whyorwhynot.

 

WEEK 3 Discussion Question #2

 

 

•      What isthedifferencebetween amaterialbreachofcontract and a nonmaterial breach ofcontract?

 

 

•      What aresomeexamplesoflegal and equitableremedies availablefor breachofcontracts?

 

 

•      What aresomelegalexcuses fornonperformanceorothergrounds for dischargeofcontracts?Provideexamplesand explain foreach.

 

Week 3 Assignments:

 

LAW 421 WEEK 3 Critical Reflection (700+ Words)

 

LAW 421 WEEK 3 Critical Reflection (700+ Words)

 

LAW 421 WEEK 3 Team Learning Reflection (650+ Words)

 

LAW 421 WEEK 3 Team Learning (900+ Words)

 

 

Week 4

 

WEEK 4 Discussion Question #1

 

 

•      What aretheUCCprinciplesofgood faithand reasonableness to sales contracts?

 

 

•      What arethedifferent ways thattitletransfers underUCCArticle2?

 

 

•      Which partybears therisk?

 

 

•      What distinguishes asaleon approval,saleon consignment,andsaleor return underUCCArticle2?

 

WEEK 4 Discussion Question #2

 

 

Greg,Kim,Phil,and Tianyaeachown 20percent ofthesharesofacompanyand serveas theboard ofdirectors ofthecompany,HomeHealth,Inc. Samis also a20 percent shareholder,but sheisnot amemberoftheboardofdirectors.When Tianyadies,her husband Michaelinheritshersharesofstock that werethen worth

$100,000,and replaces Tianyaon theboard ofdirectors.Unfortunately, Michael is sogrief-stricken that heis completelyinattentiveto corporateaffairs.During this period,Greg,Kim,and Phil extend loans to themselves totaling$250,000 from corporatefunds that theyneverpayback. When Samdiscoversthat HomeHealth, Inc.is insolvent,shesues Michael forbreach ofhisdutyofcaretothecorporation.

 

·   Discuss Michael’sliabilityand fiduciaryduties.

MayMichael assertthelimited liabilityofthecorporateformas adefense?

·   Is it likelythat acourt will piercethecorporateveil?Explain.

 

Week 4 Assignments:

 

LAW 421 WEEK 4 Critical Reflection (700+ Words)

 

LAW 421 WEEK 4 Individual Assignment

 

LAW 421 WEEK 4 Team Learning (1150+ Words)

 

LAW 421 WEEK 4 Team Learning Reflection (400+ Words)

 

Week 5

WEEK 5 Team Discussion Question #1

 

 

•      SetUpa DQ Threadinthe TeamForumandDiscuss:

 

 

1.  What doesthis exampletell you about business ethics and theneed for criminalpenaltiesinorderto regulatebusiness?

 

 

WEEK 5 Team Discussion Question #2

 

 

•      SetUpa DQ Threadinthe TeamForumandDiscuss:

 

 

2. What is one ethical valueyou tookawayfrom Chapter22 thatyou wouldliketo maintain whileyou pursueyour careergoals and business ambitions?

 

Week 5 Assignments:

 

LAW 421 WEEK 5 Team Learning (1400+ Words)

LAW 421 WEEK 5 Team Learning Reflection (650+ Words)

 

LAW 421 (Contemporary Business Law) Complete Course

Week 1

WEEK 1 Discussion Question #1

What are the differences between substantive law, procedural law, criminal law, civil law, common law, and statutory law? Provide examples of each.

  • What U.S. Constitution amendments were implemented to protect the rights of businesses and organizations?

 

WEEK 1 Discussion Question #2

  • 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.

WEEK 1 Discussion Question #3

 

  • What are some examples of alternative dispute resolutions (ADRs)?

 

What are the advantages and disadvantages associated with ADR versus litigation?

 

  • What are some examples of arbitration that can occur in your professional and personal life? Explain.

 

Week 1 Assignments:

 

LAW 421 WEEK 1 Critical Reflection (700 Words)

 

LAW 421 WEEK 1 Individual Assignment (800 Words)

 

Week 2

 

WEEK 2 Discussion Question #1

 

 

  • What are the legal elements of negligence that a plaintiff would have to prove in court to win his or her case?

 

 

  • How does an intentional tort differ from the unintentional tort of negligence?

Provide examples from court cases that are reported on one of the resource sites listed in the Course Materials Forum.

 

 

  • What is strict liability and how does the strict liability doctrine apply to business corporations? Provide examples and explain how your examples demonstrate the strict liability doctrine that applies to business corporations and organizations.

WEEK 2 Discussion Question #2

 

  • How does the law define intellectual property? What are all of the different types of intellectual property held by your company or organization? How is each type of intellectual property protected?

 

  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of a non-compete clause as opposed to a nondisclosure clause? When it is appropriate for an organization to use these clauses in their contract agreements? Do you have such a clause in your employment agreement? Did you understand what it was prior to taking Business Law?

 

  • What privacy and security issues arise when conducting business on the Internet? Provide examples that are appropriately identified and explained.

Week 2 Assignments:

 

LAW 421 WEEK 2 Critical Reflections (650+ Words)

 LAW 421 WEEK 2 Individual Assignmen1 (450+ Words)

 LAW 421 WEEK 2 Individual Assignment

 LAW 421 WEEK 2 Team Learning (650+ Words)

Week 3

 

WEEK 3 Discussion Question #1

 

Fran’s Flooring Company and Sam’s Office-on-the-go agree that Fran will install wood floors for Sam’s lobby for 1,500.00. Sam purchases the wood product for the floors and Fran install’s the flooring. 15 days later, Sam notices that there is a small area in the entrance way where the floor slats have popped up because Fran did not use the proper glue. Sam tells Fran that she will pay $250.00 for Fran to come back and fix the floor slates. Fran fixes the floor and then sends Sam an invoice for the $1,750.00. Sam only pays $1,500.00 and refuses to pay the balance.

 

  • Are the essential elements necessary to form a valid contract present in this scenario? Identify and describe each essential element.

 

  • How much money does Sam owe Fran? Explain your answer.

 

  • Will a court allow the contract to be modified in this scenario? Explain the rules for contract modification.

 

  • Does promissory estoppel apply to this scenario? Explain why or why not.

 

WEEK 3 Discussion Question #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 and explain for each.

 

Week 3 Assignments:

 

LAW 421 WEEK 3 Critical Reflection (700+ Words)

 LAW 421 WEEK 3 Critical Reflection (700+ Words)

 LAW 421 WEEK 3 Team Learning Reflection (650+ Words)

 LAW 421 WEEK 3 Team Learning (900+ Words)

 

Week 4

 

WEEK 4 Discussion Question #1

 

 

  • What are the UCC principles of good faith and reasonableness to sales contracts?

 

  • What are the different ways that title transfers under UCC Article 2?

 

  • Which party bears the risk?

 

  • What distinguishes a sale on approval, sale on consignment, and sale or return under UCC Article 2?

 

WEEK 4 Discussion Question #2

 

 

Greg, Kim, Phil, and Tianya each own 20 percent of the shares of a company and serve as the board of directors of the company, Home Health, Inc. Sam is also a 20 percent shareholder, but she is not a member of the board of directors. When Tianya dies, her husband Michael inherits her shares of stock that were then worth

$100,000, and replaces Tianya on the board of directors. Unfortunately, Michael is so grief-stricken that he is completely inattentive to corporate affairs. During this period, Greg, Kim, and Phil extend loans to themselves totaling $250,000 from corporate funds that they never pay back. When Sam discovers that Home Health, Inc. is insolvent, she sues Michael for breach of his duty of care to the corporation.

 

  • Discuss Michael’s liability and fiduciary duties.

May Michael assert the limited liability of the corporate form as a defense?

  • Is it likely that a court will pierce the corporate veil? Explain.

 

Week 4 Assignments:

 

LAW 421 WEEK 4 Critical Reflection (700+ Words)

 LAW 421 WEEK 4 Individual Assignment

 LAW 421 WEEK 4 Team Learning (1150+ Words)

 LAW 421 WEEK 4 Team Learning Reflection (400+ Words)

 

Week 5

WEEK 5 Team Discussion Question #1

 

 

  • Set Up a DQ Thread in the Team Forum and Discuss:

 

1.  What does this example tell you about business ethics and the need for criminal penalties in order to regulate business?

 

WEEK 5 Team Discussion Question #2

 

 

  • Set Up a DQ Thread in the Team Forum and Discuss:

 

 

2. What is one ethical value you took away from Chapter 22 that you would like to maintain while you pursue your career goals and business ambitions?

 

Week 5 Assignments:

 

LAW 421 WEEK 5 Team Learning (1400+ Words)

LAW 421 WEEK 5 Team Learning Reflection (650+ Words)

 

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