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Business Law p.2

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Machine Operations, Inc. (MO) employs 400 workers at three locations in three states. Workers who do not have a right to continue group health benefits provided by MO for a limited time after the loss of their jobs include those who
are fired for gross misconduct
Jake is a U.S. citizen working abroad for KEttle Corp. which is a U.S. firm. Jake is protected by U.S. employment discrimination laws only if
this does not violate the law of the country in which Jake works
Cody believes taht Delta Corp. has discriminated against him on the basis of gender. Cody files a suit against Delta under Title VII. To establish a prima facie case of employement discrimination, Cody must show that
Cody is a member of a protected class
Olly applies for a job with Petro Company. Petro does not hire Olly because of his ethnicity, or national origin. This is
disparate-treatment discrimination
Fix-It Repari Show does not take any action to prevent sexual harassment of its employees. Fix-It Repair may be liable for such harassment by
a customer or an employee
Beth, who has a disability, is an employee of Corporate Office Company (COC). After the installation of new doors on COC's building, Beth finds it nearly impossible to get in and out. For repeatedly failing to be on time, COC replaces Beth with Dian, who does not have a disability.
- To succeed with a claim against COC under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Beth will have to show that
COC refused to make resonable accommodation for Beth
Beth, who has a disability, is an employee of Corporate Office Company (COC). After the installation of new doors on COC's building, Beth finds it nearly impossible to get in and out. For repeatedly failing to be on time, COC replaces Beth with Dian, who does not have a disability.
- To successfully defend against Beth's claim, COC will have to show that
COC cannot make changes to the doors without undue hardship
Sophisticates, a women's clothing store, employs female attendants to assist customers in the dressing rooms. Tod, a 41 year old male, applies for an attendant's job, but is not hired. In Tod's suit against Sophisticated for employment discrimination under Title VII the store has
a bona fide occupational qualification defense
Vanna and many other consumers complain to the FTC that a Whoopie Wonders Company ad is deceptive. The FTC's first step is to
INVESTIGATE
Consumer Products, Inc (CPI) in its ads, makes claims about its products that are obvious exaggerations and claims that are false but appear to be true. CPI may be subject to sanctions for
only the false claims
To generate sales, Yakkity-Yak Inc. uses phone solicitation. Under federal law and Federal Trade Commission regulations, in soliciting business, Yakkity-Yaks telemarketers must
disclose all material facts related to a sale
On behalf of RiteNow Collection Agency, Sid poses as a police officer in an attempt to collect payment from Tylo for a shipment of scuba equipment that she returned to Undersea Company two months earlier. This violates
the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
Dita takes out a student loan from Everloan Bank. When she fails to make the scheduled payments for 6 months, Everloan advises her of further action that it will take. This violates
no federal law
Chita owns the land on which Downwind Farm is situated, plus the farmhouse, barn, and other structures permanently attached to the land. Chita's brother Elmo owns everything else on the farm--implements, seed, and so on. The real property is owned by...
Chita only
Mona asks Ned if she can store her furniture in his garage while she serves a tour of duty with the U.S. Marine Corps. Ned agrees. This is a bailment for
the sole benefit of the bailor
Jill loans her laptop to Kyle. This is a bailment for
the sole benefit of the bailee
Quint rents a riding mower from Rent-All, Inc. Quint leaves the mower in a remote loacation overnight. When he returns to retrieve it, it is gone. Liability for the loss most likely rests with
Quint only
Beta Company arranges to have Carrier Corp. a common carrier, transport 500 DVD players from New York to California. Dan is Carrier's driver. Beta will have no cause of action against Carrier if Carrier fails to deliver the players on time because
authorities are stopping and searching all trucks entering California
Tab stores video equipment with U-Store-It, Inc., under a contract that excuses the warehouser from liability for any damage. A fire due to U-store its negligence destroys the equipment. The loss is most likely to be imposed on
U-Store-It only
Bret obtains a fire insurance policy on his rental house with Continental Insurance Company. Like all insurance, this policy is an arrangement for
transferring and allocating risk