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LGS, Week 3 Notes

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LGS, Week 3 Notes LGS 200

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These notes cover the second part of chapter 7 and all of Chapter 12
Legal Environment of Business
Charlye S. Adams
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LGS, LGS 200, Legal Studies
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Grant Logsdon on Saturday February 6, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to LGS 200 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa taught by Charlye S. Adams in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 11 views. For similar materials see Legal Environment of Business in Law and Legal Studies at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa.


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Date Created: 02/06/16
Ch 7 Continued  Classification of Crimes  ● Felonies: serious crimes, punishable by death or prison for more than one year  ● Misdemeanors: Non­serious crimes punishable by jail for less than one year and/or by  fines  To be Convicted of a Crime  ● Commit a guilty act (actus reus)  ● Have a guilty mind (mens rea) during commision of the guilty act  ● Actus Reus­ the act of commision or omission, must cause harm to someone or  attempted to  ● Mens Rea­ required intent or mental state indicated in the applicable statute of law,  recklessness (not paying attention while driving), criminal negligence (Michael Jackson's  doctor)  Corporate Criminal Liability  ● Corporate Officers and DIrectors hold liability for the company  Types of crime  ● Violent Crime­murder, sexual assault, robbery  ● Property Crime­burglary, larceny, obtaining goods by false pretense, receiving stolen  goods, arson, forgery  ● Public Order Crime­victimless crime (public intox, drug use)  ● White Collar Crime­crimes occurring in business, non­violent means, embezzlement,  bribery, bankruptcy fraud, insider trading  ● Organized Crime­operates illegitimately by providing illegal goods and service­money  laundering, RICO(criminal and civil liability)  Defenses  ● Justifiable use of force­self defense  ● Necessity­criminal act necessary to prevent greater harm  ● Insanity­can plead that they had no control over actions due to mental state  ● Mistake­mistake of fact can excuse criminal act if it negates mental state  ● Duress­wrongful threat induces another to commit a crime  Criminal Procedures  ● Constitution provides specific safeguards for those accused of crimes  ● Criminal procedures are designed to protect against arbitrary use of power by the govt  ● 4th amendment­police must have probable cause for a warrant or arrest  ● Exclusionary Rule­evidence obtained without a warrant is excluded from trial  ● Miranda rule­police have to read you your rights   Cybercrime  ● Identity theft  ● Phishing  ● Employment fraud  ● Credit card numbers  ● Malware  ● Worms  ● New service­based hacking available at a low cost  ● Cyber terrorism  ● Prisecuting cyber crime is an issue    Ch 12 Tort law  1/2/16  Tort Law  ● a civil injury designed to provide a remedy to a protect interest  ● Someone is suing because they were harmed  Damages Available  ● Compensatory­reimburse plaintiff for actual loss  ● Special­quantifiable losses, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and benefits  ● General­non monetary, pain and suffering, reputation  ● Punitive­ punish the wrongdoer   Tort reforms  ● limit punitive and general damages  ● capping what attorneys receive in contingency cases  ● losing party pays all expenses  Types of tort (2 types)  ­Intentiona­tortfeasor must intend to commit the action  ● Assault  ● Battery­the completion of the assault, intentional or unexcused, harmful   ● False imprisonment­holding a person against their will, merchants may reasonably  detain customers of there is probable cause of shoplifting   ● Intentional infliction of emotional distress­extreme and outrageous conduct, results in  severe emotional distress in another, most courts require some physical symptom or  illness  ● Defamation­slander​:orally speaking out any false statement about a pe​ibe​print  form     


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