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Law and Ethics in the Business Environment

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Edition:
4th
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9780324121865

ISBN10:
0324121865
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/24/2002
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South-Western College/West

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Summary

The unique flexibility of this text makes this an excellent supplement to any standard business law and legal environment text, or as the primary text for an advanced ethics or issues-oriented course. Introducing issues via specific legal cases, it provides balanced, in-depth coverage of controversial and timely topics in the areas of law and ethics within the business environment.

Table of Contents

Law, Ethics and Business: An Introduction
1(33)
A Duty to Rescue?
2(11)
Yania v. Bigan (Pennyslvania, 1959)
2(2)
Hurley v. Eddingfield (Indiana, 1901)
4(1)
The Oath of Hippocrates
4(1)
Justifying the ``No Duty To Rescue'' Rule
5(2)
Radical Change?
7(1)
The Duty to Rescue, Steven J. Heyman
7(3)
Exceptions to the Rule
10(1)
Business Liability for Rescue and Protection
11(1)
Butler v. Acme Markets, Inc. (New Jersey, 1981)
11(2)
Law, Ethics, Promises
13(6)
Township of Ypsilanti v. General Motors (Michigan, 1993)
14(4)
Traditional Business Values
18(1)
Making an Ethical Decision
19(9)
Utilitarianism: Assessing Consequences
19(2)
Deontology: Rights and Duties
21(1)
Virtue Ethics: Habits of Goodness
22(2)
Ethic of Care
24(1)
Feminist Theory and Tort, Leslie Bender
24(3)
Why Ethical Theory?
27(1)
The Moral Imagination
27(1)
Chapter Problems
28(3)
Chapter Project
31(2)
Stakeholder Ethics Role Play: Desperate Air
32(1)
The Duty of Loyalty: Whistleblowing
33(40)
Voicing Dissent
34(17)
Milton v. ITT Research Institute (Fourth Cir., 1998)
34(3)
The Legal Context: Employment at Will
37(1)
Exceptions to the Rule
38(2)
Professional Code of Ethics
40(1)
Pierce v. Ortho Pharmaceutical Corp. (New Jersey, 1980)
41(6)
Statistics on Whistleblowers
47(1)
Survey Finds Retaliation, Few Regrets, C.H. Farnsworth
48(1)
The Informant: No Angel
49(1)
Montana's Wrongful Discharge Statute
49(1)
Wrongful Discharge from Employment Act
49(2)
United States: The Outlier
51(1)
The Question of Loyalty
51(6)
The ``Common Enterprise''
52(1)
NLRB v. Electrical Workers (United States, 1953)
52(1)
Loyalty: A Two Way Street?
53(1)
Interview of Larry Ross, Studs Terkel
53(1)
Study: Ethics and Loyalty
54(1)
Whistleblowing and Employee Loyalty, Ronald Duska
55(2)
Public Employees and Freedom of Speech
57(4)
Lytle v. Haysville, Kansas (Tenth Cir., 1998)
58(3)
Communications Within the Corporation
61(3)
The Enron Story
61(1)
Audacious Climb to Success Ended in Dizzying Plunge, Kurt Eichenwald
62(2)
Chapter Problems
64(6)
Chapter Project
70(3)
Mock Trial: Cleary v. U.S. Steel
70(3)
Privacy & Technology: Electronic Monitoring
73(44)
Workplace Surveillance
73(7)
Smyth v. The Pillsbury Company (D.Ct. Pennsylvania, 1996)
74(4)
Electronic Surveillance: The Debate
78(1)
Electronic Surveillance: The Law
79(1)
The Value of Privacy
80(4)
The Functions of Privacy, Alan Westin
80(4)
Industry Response to Privacy Issues
84(1)
The Traditional Expectation
84(1)
Simpson v. Unemployment Compensation Board (Pennsylvania, 1982)
84(1)
Lifestyle Control
85(4)
New York v. Wal-Mart Stores (New York, 1995)
87(2)
Testing
89(1)
Soroka v. Dayton Hudson Corp. (California, 1991)
89(5)
Consumer Privacy
94(8)
Dwyer v. American Express Co. (Illinois, 1995)
95(1)
Levi's Biometrics
96(1)
A National Identity Card?
97(2)
Privacy in the Digital Age, Jerry Berman & Deirdre Mulligan
99(3)
Protecting Online Privacy
102(1)
Privacy in Medical Information
102(9)
Norman-Bloodsaw v. Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (Ninth Cir., 1997)
103(6)
The New Enemy of Privacy, Amitai Etzioni
109(2)
Chapter Problems
111(3)
Chapter Project
114(3)
Mock Trial: Kurtz v. Greengenes
114(3)
Valuing Diversity: Affirmative Action & Sexual Harassment
117(44)
Affirmative Action
117(17)
Johnson v. Transportation Agency, Santa Clara Co. (United States, 1987)
118(2)
The Civil Rights Act of 1964
120(2)
Color at Century's End
122(1)
Equal Protection
122(2)
Hopwood v. Texas (Fifth Cir. 1996)
124(2)
Gratz v. Bollinger (D.Ct. Michigan, 2000)
126(2)
Affirmative Action: The Price of Preference, Shelby Steele
128(2)
Two Views of the River, Charles R. Lawrence III
130(4)
Sexual Harassment
134(11)
Highlights of the Evolving Laws of Sexual Harassment
134(1)
Hostile Environment
135(2)
Ellison v. Brady (Ninth Cir., 1991)
137(2)
Williams v. General Motors Corp. (Sixth Cir., 1999)
139(3)
Same-sex Harassment
142(1)
Nichols v. Azteca Restaurant Enterprises, Inc. (Ninth Cir., 2001)
143(2)
Families and Work
145(7)
Legislating Family Leave
145(1)
Family and Medical Leave Act
146(2)
International Perspectives
148(1)
Policies that Make Work More Family Friendly, Economic Policy Institute
148(2)
Unbending Gender: Market Work and Family Work in the 21st Century, Joan Williams
150(2)
Reasonable Accommodation of Disabled Workers
152(4)
Americans With Disabilities Act
152(1)
Toyota Motors Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. v. Williams (United States, 2002)
153(3)
Chapter Problems
156(3)
Chapter Project
159(2)
Alternative Dispute Resolution: Accommodating Parents
159(2)
Government Regulation: Workplace Safety
161(38)
Workers' Compensation
162(6)
Delgado v. Phelps Dodge Chino, Inc. (New Mexico, 2001)
163(4)
Asbestos
167(1)
Risk in the Workplace
168(7)
Statement of Member Shipbuilders Local 5, Quincy, Massachusetts, Charley Richardson
168(1)
A Review of Some Normative and Conceptual Issues in Occupational Safety and Health, Mark McCarthy
169(1)
Achieving Environmental Justice: The Role of Occupational Health, George Friedman-Jimenez
170(2)
Echazabal v. Chevron USA (Ninth Cir., 2000)
172(3)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
175(6)
OSHA Today
175(3)
Irving v. United States (First Cir., 1998)
178(3)
Corporate Criminal Liability
181(1)
Fire Deaths: 1911, 1991, 2001
181(1)
Safety Concerns in the Global Economy
182(12)
The International Battle Against Sweatshop Labor
182(1)
Kasky v. Nike (California, 2000)
183(3)
Transnational Codes of Conduct Through Dialogue, Claire Moore Dickerson
186(3)
Dow Chemical Co. and Shell Oil Co. v. Domingo Castro Alfaro (Texas, 1990)
189(3)
Exporting Hazards, Henry Shue
192(2)
Chapter Problems
194(2)
Chapter Project
196(3)
Summit: Workplace Safety in the Information Age
196(3)
Justice and a Sustainable Economy: Environmental Protection
199(48)
Environmental Equity
199(9)
South Camden Citizens in Action v. New Jersey DEP (D. New Jersey, 2001)
200(8)
Environmental Protection: The Legal Context
208(6)
Statutory Law
208(1)
National Air Quality Update
209(1)
Moving Toward Market-Based Incentives
210(1)
Regulatory Puzzles
211(1)
Green Capitalism
212(1)
Bill Moyers Interview of Hunter Lovins
212(2)
Biodiversity vs. Property Rights
214(6)
Loggerhead Turtles v. Volusia County, Florida (D.Ct. Florida, 1995)
216(4)
Environmental Philosophy
220(7)
Second Treatise on Government, John Locke
220(2)
Deep Ecology
222(1)
A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold
223(2)
Free Market Ideology
225(1)
Why I am Not an Environmentalist, Steven E. Landsburg
225(2)
Common Law Approach
227(3)
Boomer v. Atlantic Cement Company (New York, 1970)
227(3)
Private Property, Environmental Regulation, and the Constitution
230(6)
Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council (United States, 1992)
231(5)
Global Issues
236(1)
International Law: North vs. South
236(1)
International Environmental Law: Boundaries, Landmarks, and Realities, Lakshman Guruswamy
237(4)
U.S. Environmental Ranking Worldwide: #51
241(1)
Chapter Problems
241(2)
Chapter Project
243(4)
Debate: A Civil Action: Was Justice Served?
243(4)
Marketing and Information: Advertising
247(44)
Commercial Speech
248(5)
Hornell Brewing Co., Inc. v. Brady (D.Ct. New York, 1993)
248(5)
Advertising and Economics
253(5)
The Dependence Effect, John Kenneth Galbraith
254(4)
Federal Regulation
258(7)
Federal Trade Commission
258(1)
FTC v. Silueta Distributors, Inc. and Stanley Klavir (D.Ct. California, 1995)
259(3)
Targeting the Marketing of Violence
262(1)
Lanham Act
263(1)
Industry Self-Regulation
263(1)
Standards of Practice, American Advertising Agencies
264(1)
Market Manipulation
265(5)
The Tobacco Story
265(1)
A Case Study in Market Manipulation: The Tobacco Industry, Jon D. Hanson and Douglas A. Kysar
266(4)
Direct-to-Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertising
270(6)
Perez v. Wyeth Laboratories (New Jersey, 1999)
271(5)
Global Issues: Marketing on the Internet
276(1)
Marketing in Kidspace
276(4)
The Selling of the Clickerati, Bob Thompson
277(3)
The Branding of Culture
280(5)
No Logo, Naomi Klein
281(4)
Chapter Problems
285(4)
Chapter Project
289(2)
Legislative Hearing: Hard Liquor Advertising on Network TV
289(2)
Risk Allocation: Products Liability
291(46)
Unsafe Products
292(11)
Green v. Smith & Nephew AHP, Inc. (Wisconsin, 2001)
292(4)
Breach of Warranty, Negligence, and Strict Liability in Tort
296(2)
Restatement of Torts (Second)
298(1)
Punitive Damages
299(1)
Grimshaw v. Ford Motor Company (California, 1981)
299(4)
The Debate Over Tort Reform
303(4)
Firestone/Ford Makes the Case for the Tort System, Fred Baron
303(1)
A Proposal for Federal Product Liability Reform, Victor E. Schwartz & Mark A. Behrens
304(3)
The Uniform Commercial Code
307(9)
Denny v. Ford Motor Company (New York, 1995)
308(4)
Transport Corporation of American v. IBM (Eighth Cir., 1994)
312(1)
Economic Loss Doctrine
313(1)
Staton Hills Winery Company Ltd. v. Collons (Washington, 1999)
314(2)
Government Regulation of Product Safety
316(2)
Food and Drug Administration
316(1)
Regulating the Internet Pharmacy
317(1)
Environmental Protection Agency
317(1)
Consumer Product Safety Commission
317(1)
Consumer Demand for Dangerous Products
318(2)
Wilks v. American Tobacco Co. (Mississippi, 1993)
318(2)
Manufacturer Liability for Consumer Uses
320(3)
Richardson v. Holland (Missouri, 1987)
320(3)
Enterprise Liability
323(4)
Lead Paint
323(1)
Enforcing the Social Compact Through Representative Litigation, Elizabeth J. Cabraser
324(3)
Global Perspective
327(2)
Product Liability in the European Community, Sandra N. Hurd & Frances E. Zollers
327(2)
Communication, Marketing, and Product Safety
329(3)
Which Came First, The Irrational Consumer or the Irrational Corporation? Angelo DeNisi & Raed Elayd
329(3)
Chapter Problems
332(2)
Chapter Project
334(3)
Mock Legislative Hearing: Gun Control
334(3)
Ownership and Creativity: Intellectual Property
337(56)
Copyright Law
337(22)
Fair Use
338(1)
Suntrust Bank v. Houghton Mifflin Company (Eleventh Cir., 2001)
338(4)
Traditional Copyright Law
342(1)
Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998
342(1)
The Story of Napster
343(1)
Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Corley (Second Cir., 2001)
344(4)
The Economy of Ideas, John Perry Barlow
348(4)
Joint Copyright and Collective Rights
352(1)
New York Times Co., Inc. v. Tasini (United States, 2001)
352(3)
Recovering Collectivity, Angela R. Riley
355(4)
Beyond Copyright Law: Patent Law, Trade Secret, and Misappropriation
359(6)
White v. Samsung and Deutsch, Associates (Ninth Cir. 1995)
360(5)
Global Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
365(7)
Highlights in the Development of International IPR
365(1)
Trade Secrets: Protecting Indigenous Ethnobiological (Medicinal) Knowledge, Gelvina Rodriguez Stevenson
366(4)
Promoting Access to HIV/AIDS Pharmaceuticals, Mary K. Schug
370(2)
Chapter Problems
372(4)
Chapter Project
376(3)
Ethics Roundtable: Protecting Collective Property
376(3)
Appendices
A. Stakeholder Ethics Role-play
379(1)
B. Mock Trial Materials
380(3)
C. An Introduction to Legal Research
383(8)
D. Evaluating Information from the Internet
391(2)
Glossary 393(12)
Index 405


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