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Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy
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Date Created: 09/19/16
LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS FALL SEMESTER 2016 - COURSE OUTLINE - Instructor: Peter M. Burrell, Esq. B 06 Lindner Hall Email: Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday 2:30-330 PM - meet after class to schedule appointment Teaching assistants: Lizzy Dinevski Email Priya Mullen Email Textbook The Legal Environment Today, Miller & Cross, 8 edition, referred to as “Text” in this Course Outline Weekly Outside Readings Copies of cases, articles and other materials are available on Blackboard - in Weekly Outside Readings tab. Outside Reading for Book Report/Final Paper Upton Sinclair, The Jungle any edition is fine although I like the Penguin Books Deluxe Edition ISBN 978 – 0 – 14-303958-7. Also note that it is available as an audiobook on LibriVox (finish reading before Module on Employment Law) This book is the subject of book report/final paper – see prompt on Blackboard at Book Report Prompt tab – Due end of Week 14 Learning objectives: News reports raise awareness on a daily basis that there are legal consequences that flow from decisions that business owners and individuals make. As future business owners/leaders, business managers and entrepreneurs (“business leaders”), this course will help you effectively analyze substantive legal issues business leaders face. This course will help develop your ability as future business leaders to exercise informed judgments regarding ethical and legal issues that arise in business. After taking this course you will be able to: Explain in your own words what the law is; where it comes from and how the law and regulations impact decisions business owners make and how they work with lawyers Describe what litigation is and what purpose it serves and how it works in State and Federal court systems in the United States Analyze the role of lawyers in their interactions with business leaders Demonstrate skills in the application of principles of contract formation and negotiation Learn how tort law protects individuals from wrongful conduct that harms individuals and companies Gain an understanding of the laws impacting the employment relationship and anticipate the risks and prevent the consequences associated with inappropriate employee or company behavior Define and describe the legal protections that encourage innovation in inventing new things, creating new works of art, music and literature 2 BUSINESS LAW ASSIGNMENTS FALL SEMESTER 2016 MODULE 1 The Law. Lawyers, courts, litigation, trials and other ways to resolve a dispute. Our OBJECTIVES in this module are to answer: Why are we here? What is Law and where do laws come from? How do laws/regulations affect business owners? What happens if a business owner violates the law or someone harms a business/business owner? What is litigation? How do courts work? Are there other ways to resolve disputes? How do business owners work with lawyers? In order to answer these questions you will need to:  Come to class  Participate in in class activities – Dr. Byer and Dr. Seller case study and other Think/Pair/Share activities  Read the text - chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4  Complete a Group project – which will require you to read a Group Project prompt and materials form Radiation Oncology case which includes – a demand letter, a case called Lavin v. Ehrlich, Motion for Summary Judgment in Radiation Oncologist Case, Entry Granting Summary Judgment in Radiation Oncologist Case  Read cases including Knight Riders of Ku Klux Klan v. City of Cincinnati, see, Blackboard Weekly outside readings)  Watch the Hot Coffee documentary in class 3 In order to measure what you have learned, you will: Complete a Group project Take TEST 1 – covering Module 1 - DATE of test will be announced in class and on Blackboard MODULE 2 Contracts So you want to sell something, buy something, build something or hire someone? Our OBJECTIVES in this module are to answer: Why do business leaders need contracts? What are they? Where does the law regulating contacts come from? What needs to happen for an enforceable contract to be formed? Are there any contracts that are illegal? Are there certain provisions that are in most contracts? What happens when someone breaks their promise (breaches their contract) - damages? In order to answer these questions you will need to:  Come to class  Participate in in class activities (Think/Pair/Share – “TPS”)  Read the text - chapters 9 and 10  Read cases including Lucy v. Zehmer, See, Blackboard Weekly outside readings  Finish negotiating and drafting promissory note as part of Test 2 In order to measure what you have learned, you will 4  Take TEST 2 – covering Module 2 - DATE of test will be announced in class and on Blackboard - which includes negotiating and drafting a promissory note with your TPS buddy or buddies MODULE 3 Torts So one of your employees was making a delivery, lost control of his vehicle and killed three people Our OBJECTIVES in this module are to answer: What is a tort? What interests does tort law protect? How are employers liable for the torts of their employees? What are the significant intentional torts? What is defamation? What constitutes negligent or careless behavior? How does it occur in the business world? What are the key components of tort damages? In order to answer these questions you will need to:  Come to class  Participate in in class activities (Think/Pair/Share – “TPS”)  Read the text – chapter 5  Read “How a Jury Decided that a Coffee Spill was Worth $2.9 Million” (Weekly outside readings – Module 3) 5  Read Fuchs/FDCA v. WCPO case MODULE 4 Employment Law So you want to hire someone or fire someone? Agency, Employment Law, Anti-Discrimination Statutes, other Employment Laws and Regulations. Our OBJECTIVES in this module are to answer: What is the employment relationship? What power does the employer have in this relationship/employee? What is at-will employment? Describe the exceptions and limitations to the at-will rule. What is agency? Why is it important? What duties are inherent in the employment relationship? What is vicarious liability/respondeat superior? Define employers’ responsibilities under anti-discrimination laws. What are the key anti-discrimination statutes? What do they protect? How does an employee prove a discrimination case? What damages are recoverable? What are restrictive covenants? How do they work? Describe the key regulations of the FLSA. What are some ways employers can limit liability for employment law claims? In order to answer these questions you will need to:  Come to class  Participate in in class activities (Think/Pair/Share – “TPS”) 6  Read the text – Chapters 9, 16, 17 and 18  Read cases including Baskerville v. Culligan, Torres v. Pisano, American Building Service v. Cohen See, Blackboard Weekly outside readings MODULE 5 So you just invented a new device and you want to patent it. And you want to protect the new name of your company and its best-selling product. And you just wrote a new country song that you think is going to be a big hit – how do you protect it? The internet – and impact on IP Intellectual Property/Internet Law Our OBJECTIVES in this module are to answer: What purpose does IP law serve? How do businesses make money with IP? What are the 4 main types of IP? What is a trade secret and why is it important? What is a trademark and why is it important? What is a copyright and why is it important? What is patent protection and why is it important? In order to answer these questions you will need to:  Come to class 7  Participate in in class activities (Think/Pair/Share – “TPS”)  Read the text – Chapters 8 and 9 In order to measure what you have learned in Modules 3, 4 and 5, you will take  TEST 3 – covering Module 3, 4 and 5 - DATE of test will be during EXAM WEEK BOOK REPORTS DUE FRIDAY OF WEEK 14 (DEC 2) – SUBMITTED ONLINE THROUGH BLACKBOARD Evaluation/Course Grade: The course grade will be based on two tests - one group project - attendance/class participation - and an individual paper/book report on the outside reading. The breakdown of grade allocation is as follows: ­ Group project  100 total ­ Test 1  200 total ­ Test 2 200 total ­ Attendance/Class Participation 100 total   ­ Book Report  200 total  ­ Final Exam  200 total Grading scale: C 77- D 60- A ≥93% + 80% - 63% 8 73- A- 90-93% C 77% F <60% B 70- + 87-90% C- 73% D 67- B 83-87% + 70% 63- B- 80-83% D 67% Cheating/Plagiarism: I do not tolerate cheating or plagiarism. See UC’s Student Code of Conduct for guidance. Here is a pertinent excerpt from the SCOC. Cheating Any dishonesty or deception in fulfilling an academic requirement such as: (i) Use or possession of unauthorized material or technological devices during an examination, an “examination” meaning any written or oral work submitted for evaluation or grade. (ii) Obtaining assistance with or answers to examination questions from another person with or without that person’s knowledge. (iii) Furnishing assistance with or answers to examination questions to another person. (iv) Possessing, using, distributing or selling unauthorized copies of an examination or computer program. (v) Representing as one’s own an examination taken by another person. (vi) Taking an examination in place of another person. (vii) Obtaining unauthorized access to the computer files of another person or agency or altering or destroying those files. (c) Fabrication The falsification of any information, research statistics, lab data, or citation in an academic exercise. (d) Plagiarism (i) Submitting another’s published or unpublished work in whole, in part or in paraphrase, as one’s own without fully and properly crediting 9 the author with footnotes, quotation marks, citations, or bibliographic references. (ii) Submitting as one’s own original work, material obtained from an individual, agency, or the internet without reference to the person, agency or webpage as the source of the material. (iii) Submitting as one’s own original work material that has been produced through unacknowledged collaboration with others without release in writing from collaborators (iv) Submitting one’s own previously written or oral work without modification and instructor permission. FALL SEMESTER CALENDAR Fall Semester 2016 Classes begin Monday, August 22 Holiday: Labor Day Monday, September 5 Fall Reading Days (regular classes suspended; co­curriculThursday ­ Friday, October 13 ­ 14 activities continue) Holiday: Veterans Day Friday, November 11 Holiday: Thanksgiving Weekend Thursday ­ Sunday, November 24 ­ November 27 Classes end Sunday, December 4 Examinations Monday ­ Saturday, December 5 ­ 10 10 11


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