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Business Law CSU
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Reno, driving while intoxicated, causes a car accident that results in the death of Santo. Reno is arrested and charged with a felony. A felony is a crime punishable by death or imprisonment for
more than one year.
Maura enters a gas station and points a gun at the clerk Nate. She then forces Nate to open the cash register and give her all the money. Maura can be charged with
Laird is an employee of Motor Parts, an auto parts store. On the orders of his employer, he switches trademarks on parts that come into the store to be sold to consumers. This is most likely
Kimberly, the owner of Littleton Cinema, trusts Max to manage the theaters daily cash flow. One night, without Kimberlys knowledge or consent, Max takes and keeps $1,000 from the receipts. This is most likely
Dreyfus points a gun at Eton, threatening to shoot him if he does not steal from his employer, Freddys Gas & Shop store, and give the stolen funds to Dreyfus. Charged with theft, Eton can successfully claim, as a defense
Ajay sells a Bulk Up steroids over the Internet. He is arrested and charged with the sale of a controlled substance. This is cyber crime, which is
a crime that occurs in the virtual community of the Internet.
Posing as Platinum Bank, Quentin e-mails Rachel, asking her to update her personal banking information through a link in the e-mail. She clicks on the link and types in the data, which Quentin promptly sells to Spence. This is
Chaz uses his computer to secretly install software on thousands of personal computers without their owners knowledge. The program can reproduce itself and spread from one computer to another via any USB port. This program is a
Farouk uses his computer to break into Global Financial Centers computer. Farouk is a
Leslie commits an act via e-mail against Money Investment Company, a business in New York, where the act is a cyber crime. Leslie resides in Ohio, where the act is not a crime. Prosecution of Leslie in New York involves questions of
In 2014, Cloud Computing Corporation registers its trademark as provided by federal law. After the first renewal, this registration
is renewable every ten years.
Wendy works as a weather announcer for a TV station under the character name Weather Wendy. Wendy can register her character's name as
a service mark
Metro Movers Miami Corporation allows Metro Movers Milwaukee Company to use Metro Movers' trademark as part of its company advertising. This is
Odell invents "Profits Unbound," new stock-trading algorithm software, and applies for a patent. If Odell is granted a patent, his invention will be protected
for twenty years
GreatGro, Inc., makes genetically modified seeds with properties that are identical to Hearty Harvest Corporation's patented seeds, without Hearty Harvest's permission. This is most likely
In 2014, Kelly writes Like the Wind, a novel about marathoners and ultramarathoners. Kelly does not register the work with the appropriate government office. Under federal copyright law, Kelly's work is protected
for the life of the author plus seventy years.
Milo publishes a book titled No Equals, which includes a chapter from Paige's copyrighted book Olympic Champions. Milo's use of the chapter is actionable provided that
Milo does not have Paige's permission.
Edge is a video game featuring interactive extreme sports. The graphics used in the game are protected by
Kamal reproduces Lorena's copyrighted work "Musica" without paying royalties. Kamal is most likely excepted from liability for copyright infringement under the "fair use" doctrine if
Kamal's use has no effect on the market for Lorena's work.
The idea for "Prices & Profit," an app that businesses can use to control their revenue, profits, and payrolls, is protected by
trade secrets law.
Hayley is injured in an incident caused by Isolde. Hayley files a tort action against Isolde, seeking to recover for the damage suffered. Damages that are intended to compensate or reimburse a plaintiff for actual losses are
Ladd throws a rock intending to hit Minh but misses and hits Nasir instead. On the basis of the tort of battery, Nasir can sue
Jackie, an accountant, distributes a flyer to her business clients and potential customers that accuses her competitor Ked of being a convicted thief. The statement is defamatory if
The statement is false
Jayne develops a new color of lipstick. To market her lipstick, Jayne uses a computer design program to show a famous model using Jayne's lipstick. Jayne does not ask the model's permission. The model can sue Jayne for
Brady knows that the brakes on his car do not work, but he tells Celia, a potential buyer, that there are no problems with the car. On this assurance, Celia buys the car. When she learns the truth, Celia may sue Brady for
Oakes enters Parnellâ s property to read an electric meter. Parnell asks Oakes to leave. Oakes refuses. Oakes has most likely committed
trespass to land.
In advertising circulars, Lo-Price Autos falsely accuses Hi-Value Vehicles, a competitor, of selling stolen cars. Hi-Value's sales decrease. Lo-Price has most likely committed
slander of title.
Bette backs out of City Parking Garage, colliding with Dill's car and thereby causing damage to the vehicle. Dill may recover the cost of repair if Bette failed to act as
a reasonable person.
Cook's Pantry Appliances, a retail store, must use reasonable care on its premises to warn its patrons of
An Iowa state statute requires amusement parks to maintain equipment in specific condition for the protection of patrons. Jack's Fun Park fails to maintain its equipment. Keely, a patron, is injured. Jack's has committed
negligence per se.
Luke is playing a video game on a defective disk that melts in his game player, starting a fire that injures his hands. Luke files a suit against Mystic Maze, Inc., the game's maker under the doctrine off strict liability. A significant application of this doctrine is in the area of
Roadbuilders, Inc., uses dynamite in its operations. Sky-Hi Fireworx, Inc., stores explosives in its warehouses. Most likely liable under the doctrine of strict liability for any injury caused by an abnormally dangerous activity will be
Roadbuilders and Sky-Hi.
Soda Bubbles Corporation makes and sells soft drinks. Talia buys and drinks a Soda Bubbles beverage, which proves defective and injures her. One justification for holding Soda Bubbles strictly liable for the harm caused to Talia by its defective product is that
Soda Bubbles is making a profit from its activities.
Street Bikes, Inc., makes and sells a bicycle to Theo. Street Bikes fails to exercise "due care" to make the bicycle safe, however, and Theo is injured as a result. Street Bikes is most likely liable for
Garden Tool Company makes chain saws. Hadrian is injured while using a Garden Tool saw and sues the company for product liability based on negligence. To win, Hadrian must show that
Garden Tool did not use due care with respect to the trimmer.
Lipstik, Inc. makes cosmetics. Lipstik intentionally mislabels its packaged products to conceal a defect. Trusting and relying on the mislabeling, Mikayla buys a Lipstik product and suffers an injury. Lipstik is most likely liable for
Good Cookin' Products Company makes heat convection ovens. Heidi discovers that her Good Cookin' oven is defective and sues the maker for product liability based on strict liability. To win, Heidi must show that she
suffered an injury caused by the defect.
SurgeStop Company makes electrical cords and other connectors for electronic devices. Rollo files a product liability suit against SurgeStop, alleging a warning defect. In deciding whether to hold SurgeStop liable, the court may consider
the obvious risks of this product.
The brakes on a train owned by Rolling Stock Railway, Inc., malfunction. The train rolls towards maintenance workers on the tracks. Everyone gets out of the way except Sid, who wants to show off. The train hits Sid, who sues Train Components, Inc., the brakesâ manufacturer. Train Components can raise the defense of
assumption of risk.
Forest & Field Company makes and leases a backhoe to Gallagher. Due to a defect attributable to Forest & Field's negligence, Gallagher is injured in an accident in which his neighbor Helga is also hurt. In a product liability suit based on negligence, Forest & Field may be liable to
Gallagher and Helga.
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