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An Analysis of Seniority System in the DeGraffenreid v General Motors Case in the Article of Kimberle Crenshaw
Kimberle Crenshaw writes about the DeGraffenreid v General Motors case in the first section of her 1989 article. This case was specifically interesting to me because taking the Culture, Race and Media class (or any other class for that matter…) we never went over cases such as these. The case she describes is about five bla...
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A Case Analysis of Ledbetter v. Goodyear in Which Lilly Ledbetter Sued Goodyear Because She Was Not Being Given Raises Equivalent to That of Her Male Counterparts
Ledbetter v. Goodyear In Ledbetter v. Goodyear, Lilly Ledbetter sued Goodyear because she was not being given raises equivalent to that of her male counterparts. Ledbetter claimed that due to this discriminatory act, she was entitled to compensation from Goodyear amounting to the difference in wages between her and her mal...
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An Overview of the Structure of the Report on South Broadway BID
The structure of the Report on South Broadway BID by IG Philip Zisman, dated August 15, 2008, is very intelligible. First, the IG provides a brief background information on South Broadway BID, teaching the reader about what the organization is and what it is designed to do. The IG also mentions the fraudulent activities and...
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The Lack of Prosecution of Wall Street Executives for Causing the Financial Crisis
Kareem Serageldin remains the only banker to go to jail due to the
financial crisis of 2007-2008. The lack of prosecution of Wall Street
executives for causing the financial crisis can trace its roots to the
ambitious Justice Department under George W. Bush. The economic damage of
prosecuting Wall Street firms ultimately fr...
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A Peer Review of Tort Cases Involving Employees Posing a Danger to Others
There are some cases where torts are filed because of the danger an employee poses to the general public or fellow employees. This paper will discuss the legal issues around these hazards and what can be done to prevent them. Examples will be cited peer reviews of cases where torts and crimes could be filed against law enfo...
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The Questionable Safety of Genetically Modified Seed Patenting
A Persecution of Petals: The Questionable Safety of Seed Patenting There is a fragile relationship between production farmers and the
U.S. economy. The current legality of seed patenting in the U.S. Is
extremely detrimental to this delicate relationship and violates
traditional farming practices such as saving see...
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An Overview of Civil Liabilities in Policing
There are several civil liabilities that are associated with policing.
Civil liabilities refers to being responsible (liable) for the actions one
takes on society; most frequently action that is referred to as Police
Misconduct. Lawsuits can be pursued by the victims of police misconduct to
recover personal loss and other s...
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Volkswagen Faces Lawsuit over Rigged Diesel Engines
Volkswagen Faces Lawsuits Over Rigged Diesel Engines Volkswagen faces charges over the outcome of the rigged diesel engines manufactured and released to the public. This made it possible to rig emission chest and effectively cheat on the emissions tests. Currently, the company is attempting to resolve the issue with its cu...
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The Oppression of African-Americans in the Late Nineteenth Century
During the late nineteenth century, African Americans faced many forms of discrimination in the South at the hands the white southerners. During this time, white southerners were justifying discrimination as “unwritten laws to prevent negro domination (Shi and Mayer. 127)”. In the case of Plessy v. Ferguson, Homer Plessy s...
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The Suppression of Civil Liberties by the American President
The Taking of Civil Liberties and the American Population’s Response This paper explains the motivation of presidents for putting out acts and orders that stifle individual freedoms, oppress a group of people, and create unjust and harmful laws in action while still maintaining the support of the general population. The fo...
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The Denial of the First Amendment in the United States
Retraction of the First Amendment “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” (U.S. Const. a...
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The History and Contribution of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) is a nonprofit public-interest advocacy group that’s goals include reforming laws, educating the public, decriminalizing users, and promoting responsible smoking habits. NORML is one of the many voices of the public policy debate for those Americans who oppo...
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An Argument Against the Copyrighting of Photography, Text, and Music
Copyrighting has been around for many of years. People will copy others work just to get some credit. As for me, I believe strongly about the laws of copyrighting. Completing an assignment with wording, pictures, or music from the internet without giving the official writers a “shout out”? What is the point? You should comp...
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An Annotated Bibliography on the Copyright and Patent Issues Between Apple and Samsung
Apple and Samsung- two big giants of the cellphone industry are not just brands anymore, they have become a status symbol for the members of the society. But, these big brands have to go way too far to secure and protect their technologies which they use. Since 2014, there have been issues between Apple and Samsung, where A...
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The PRISM Project of the National Security Agency Should Be Stopped
Every move you make, every email you send out, every phone-call you make is being recorded. By who? Your very own government. The National Security Agency should not be allowed to invade the privacy of the citizens of the United States through the PRISM project due to violations of the 4th amendment, and should not be reins...
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A Discussion on the Issue of Volkswagen Group of America's False Advertising Prices
Parties: Volkswagen Group of America, Federal Trade Commission Issues at stake: Volkswagen Group of America’s false advertising practices The verdict: a verdict has not been reached yet, as this case has not even seen a courtroom given how recent it is. The FTC is seeking monetary damages for the consumers affected by Vo...
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Vermont Government Signing Law to GMO Labeling
Vermont Government Signing Law to GMO Labeling Being the first country ever to sign the law to label GMOs on food is the biggest impact to the people. Right now, the Republicans are working on the bill that would forbid states from passing and enforcing laws requiring GMO labeling. While Congress is working on...
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An Examination of Deceptive Practices in Dell Using Different Ethical Theories
Deceptive trade practices and a spike in public interest regarding consumer protection have caused much attention to be focused on not only companies who engage in such behavior but it also shines a spotlight on the Federal Trade Commission as well. Even with its extensive abilities and rights of investigation, the FTC alon...
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Product Liability and Negligence in Companies
 Product Liability allows an injured party to prove guilt in a manufacturer without proving intent. Manufacturers must be held responsible for their products if they harm the public.  There are also laws protecting companies from injuries such as negligence and misuse.   Negligence is the failure to meet the standards of...
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The Issue of Antitrust Laws concerning Nonprofit Organizations in America
There is much debate surrounding the topic of antitrust laws with regard to nonprofit organizations. The Federal Trade Commission seeks to encourage competition in the American market in all aspects, as to make the environment economically optimal for consumers, and the country as a whole. Nonetheless, this is under the imp...
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The Scope and Limitations of the Veterans Law in the United States
Earlier today I attended the Veteran’s Law panel which included Judge Bradley W. Hennings, Professor Aniela K. Szymanski, Jane K. Nichols, and Jenny J. Tang. After attending the Veteran’s Law panel, I now grasped a field of law that I barely even knew existed before. Generally this made me realize how intricate and complex...
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An Overview of the American Law on Conflicts of Business Over the Internet
Question #1 Conduction of business over the internet has necessitated a review on the various laws that govern the operation of businesses. According to the American Law Institute's Restatement (Second) of Conflict of Laws 37 (1971),    "A state has power to exercise judicial jurisdiction over an individual who causes ef...
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A History of Ross-Simmons' Case Against Weyerhaeuser
In this antitrust case the respondent, Ross-Simmons, a sawmill company, sued Weyerhaeuser, an international forest products company, for driving them out of business. In the suit Weyerhaeuser is accused of bidding up the prices of saw logs to a price level that prevented Ross-Simmons from being able to be profitable. Weyerh...
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The Unethical Practice of Price Fixing Among Business Competitors
Price fixing is an agreement written or verbal among competitors that raises, lowers, or stabilizes prices or competitive terms. Essentially, they are forming a cartel. A cartel is of course a formal agreement among rival firms to coordinate price and output. Price fixing focuses on agreeing to make the optimal price for ea...
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An Analysis of the Role of a Legal Entity inside JP Morgan Chase and Co.
1. According to Hampus (2012), a legal entity has the characteristics of
a person from the law point of view. As such, it has the legal capacity to
assume obligations, incur or pay debts, sue or face a lawsuit in a court of
law, be responsible for its action, and can enter into contracts.
Therefore, most organization...
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