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Tort and contract law are similar in that both involve a breach of duties, and in modern law these duties have blurred and it may not be clear whether an action "sounds in tort or contract". With contract violations, the breach has to do with the duties that have been named in the contract. Tort violations however also involve some sort of breach of duty which can be viewed as the causes of action which are not defined in other areas such as contract or fiduciary law,as in the case of “Donoghue v Stevenson (1932)”. The tort of negligence is the most common type of tort and can be divided into four component parts that the plaintiff must prove to establish negligence.
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tort cases are 1) Duty; 2) Breach of Duty; 3) Cause in Fact; 4) Proximate Cause; and 5) Harm or Damages. Failure to satisfy the criteria of any of these elements will result in a negative outcome in a tort case.
Mallor, J. P., Barnes, A. J., Bowers, T., & Langvardt, A. W. (2010). Crimes and Torts: Intentional Torts. In Business Law The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment (p. 170). New York: McGraw-Hill Irwin.
Mallor, J. P., Barnes, A. J., Bowers, T., & Langvardt, A. W. (2010). Negligence and Strict Liability – Duty of Reasonable Care. In Business Law The Ethical, Global, and E-Commerce Environment (p. 206). New York: McGraw-Hill Irwin.
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large companies and how the Japanese judiciary has helped create a pro-active approach to environmental pollution cases.
Part I – General Rules of Tort Liability The operation of current tort liability system is based on tort provisions under the Civil Code and other special tort provisions. In case law, the loss claimed by a victim can be compensated with primary remedy of monetary damages if it had a relationship of ‘adequate causation’ with the tortfeasor’s act. However, concerning the environmental pollution cases, proving a causal relationship is difficult because the court generally heightens the standard of due care owed to by a defendant company. Part II – The Pollution
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your answer: c
feedback: Correct. From Latin and French.
2 Torts are defined by:
a. common law courts.
b. federal legislation.
c. the U.S. Supreme Court.
d. administrative agencies.
status: correct (1.0)
your answer: a
feedback: Correct. They have no absolute meaning; the courts change what is a legal wrong over time.
3 The person who is accused of committing a tort is called:
a. a criminal.
b. a defendant.
c. a negligentee.
d. a tortfeasor
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website, and select one option to complete the assignment.
LAW 575 Week 2 LT Reflection Formative Assesement (UOP)
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Identify potential tort risks that arise in the business context.
- Apply the risk management process to mitigate business risk.
- Differentiate among types of torts.
- Determine appropriate situations to involve legal counsel in potential tort issues.
What are some of the potential tort risks that you might face as a consultant? How are they similar to and different from each other? Are there any differences in what a
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Synopsis of Tort Cases Paper
BUS/415 Business Law
There are two tort actions found in the first scenario. The first tort action is Ruben for pushing Daniel and knocking out two of his teeth. The second tort action is owner of the ball field for poor maintenance and improper weight restriction limits on the railings of the stands. The potential plaintiffs in this case are the injured fan, Malik and Daniel. The stadium owners would be potential defendants in cases brought on by the fan injured from the football, by Malik for the faulty railing, and by Daniel for the diabetic coma (University of Phoenix, 2011). Daniel could be a potential defendant for assaulting Malik
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and Wisconsin are two states in which have relatively low malpractice premiums both states have statutes of limitations below the most of the other states. Both states provide, according to AHRQ, high quality of care. The cost of health care is less in these Mid-Western states. Each state, through their state legislature, develops guidelines to regulate malpractice in their state. With the ever-rising cost of healthcare, and many not able to afford to carry healthcare insurance available to them, each state should take a close look at the provisions that drive medical malpractice law. The push for tort reform is one possible solution for helping control the rising cost of healthcare
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This problem looks into Susanna’s claims against Figaro, Summy and Angus. She will be claiming compensation in the form of damages for negligent misstatement. In order to evaluate whether these claims are likely to be successful it is necessary to consider the law relating to negligent misstatement. It can be argued that Figaro was deliberately trying to mislead Susanna, as tort of deceit is mentioned in Derry v Peek (1889). It is necessary to prove three elements when bringing a claim against negligence: duty of care, breach of duty and damage, which is the cause of breach of duty and is not to remote. Consideration of these aspects in these stages should be noticed, for example Lord
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. Creating legitimate framework of the cancellation of agreement is moreover imperative throughout the given contract, but making some terms unnoticed is not lawful, all the terms and conditions involved in an agreement must be well defined and clear enough.
LO 3.1 Liability in tort with contractual liability
There are some significant differences exist in between the liability in tort and contractual liability. Some among of them are as:
• Contractual obligations are willingly done but tortuous obligations are implemented by law. Contractual obligations give a free choice to enter in a contractual relationship but tortuous obligations provide no choices.
• a person is liable to
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that caused harm to another party.
Duty - fundamental element to recover a lawsuit against a tortfeasor for negligence where the injured party must prove that the tortfeasor owed them a duty of care.
Misfeasance - some act by one party that harms or endangers another party.
Nonfeasance - The failure to act or intervene in certain situations.
Special relationship - In tort law, a heightened duty created between a common carrier to its passengers, innkeepers to guests, employers to employees, businesses to patrons, a school to students, and a landlord to tenants and landowners.
Breach of duty - fundamental element to recover a lawsuit against a tortfeasor for negligence where the injured
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remain current and maintain public confidence in their ability to justly and fairly decide the outcome of a case brought before them. Although it is difficult for the Supreme Court to overrule themselves, it is crucial to the evolution of Canadian Law that they be able to do it when necessary. If old precedents were in place then we as a society would be unable to proceed to grow, as a country, as an international body. Old rulings against gender equality would prevail, despite the revolution of women’s rights, for example.
Part II: Tort Law
A) Jack has the responsibility to exercise care and judgement as required by law; bars are required to not serve patrons who are apparently
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American law and therefore no laws passes or enforced if they are contrary to the constitution.
Strict liability in tort law, strict liability is the imposition of liability on a party without a finding of fault (such as negligence or tortious intent). The claimant need only prove that the tort occurred and that the defendant was responsible.
Substantive law if you want to know what someone's legal rights or responsibilities are in a given situation, you are looking for substantive law. Contract law, the law of voluntary agreements, is part of substantive law.
The importance of precedent to the judicial decision-making process
When you are dealing with individual lawsuits
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From a legal perspective employees can reasonably expect privacy in the bathroom and locker room. In such places video monitoring will not be accepted in a court of law.
In the office workplace there are typically two types of workspaces, an open area, in which there are several desks and where conversations can be overhead, or an enclosed office, in which—when the door is
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Civil enforcement powers regarding federal antitrust matters belong to _______.
the Treasury Department
the Department of Revenue and Taxation
the FTC and the Department of Justice
the Department of Labor
Which of the following is true of tort law?
It protects people from being tried twice for the same crime.
Tort law typically deals with breach of contract
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BUS 670: Legal Environment
Instructor: Timory Naples
June 24, 2013
Negligent torts are deemed unintentional which is one of the most common types of torts business managers experience and one of the most expensive. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. In this essay a product will identified that has been subject to recall by using the Consumer Product
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Assignment 1- The court structure
In this assessment, I will describe the hierarchy of the civil courts, the criminal court and the differences between the two hierarchies.
The purpose of this article is to inform the readers about the court structure and role of the different courts.
A diagram of the court structure
Supreme Court- this is the highest judicial court in a country or state.
Court of appeal- the court of appeal is a court of law that hears appeals against both civil and criminal judgements from the Crown. This is the second higher court, high and County courts & consists of 2 divisions;
Civil and criminal divisions
In the civil division, the court of appeal
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Labor Laws and Unions
Kaiser Permanente has been a well-known health care provider in the United States for over 65 years. Kaiser Permanente started with a simple 12 bed hospital in the middle of the Mojave Desert with a single surgeon. Kaiser Permanente has now grown to partnership as two organizations known today as Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals and the Permanente Medical Groups. Kaiser Permanente upholds their mission to provide quality care for members and families, and to contribute to the well-being of their many communities.
Legal issues and obstacles that Kaiser Permanente could encounter would be areas such as lawsuits, malpractice and tort reform, discrimination
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Traditional and Nontraditional Litigation
University of Phoenix
June 21, 2012
David L. Wilson
Traditional and Nontraditional Litigation
People break laws, people do not agree, civil suits filed, and litigation begins. Litigation is closely identified with civil law or tort law and the bringing of lawsuits. Lawsuits are legally authorized controversies judged by a court of law, and when one individual sues another individual, they are engaging in litigation law. The purpose of a lawsuit is to remedy an injustice or to enforce a right (HG, 1995-2012). Litigation is a contest authorized by law, for the purpose of enforcing a right. Litigation is the
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COM 440 Entire Course
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COM 440 Week 1 Individual Assignment Communication Law Worksheet
COM 440 Week 2 Individual Assignment Freedom of Expression & Sedition Paper
COM 440 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment Final Learning Team Formal Outline & References
COM 440 Week 3 Individual Assignment Invasion of Privacy and Libel Case Study
COM 440 Week 4 Individual Assignment Confidentiality of Sources Paper
COM 440 Week 5 Learning Team Assignments Final Learning Team Paper
COM 440 Week 5 Individual Assignment Explicit Communication or Fair Trial Paper
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purchase and use, the tractor proves to be entirely inappropriate for Jeremiah’s use. It cannot negotiate the hills on his property and has stalled on many occasions. Jeremiah wants to commence legal action.
Advise Jeremiah of all his rights and remedies against both Tractor Specialists Pty Ltd and Just Tractors Pty Ltd under the relevant Federal law. Give reasons for your answer and discuss all relevant law.
The problem in this question deals with tort law in particular to Negligence which is the liability that may arise for failure to take reasonable care in particular circumstances to prevent foreseeable harm.
From situation it is like that
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The advertisement on the television is obviously an intention to treat by the manufacturer.
[Offer and acceptance]
Regarding the representation ”The best car in the world”, any reasonable person would understand the statement as conveying no more precise meaning than that the regarded itself as offering the best deal.
“The advertisement invites members of the public to come and test drives the new model” means the advertisement was an offer to anyone who had watched it.
In Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Ball Co  1 QB 256 AT 261-2K Lindley LJ said: Advertisement offering rewards are offers to anybody who performs the conditions accepts the offer. In point of law
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compromise doctor patient confidentiality laws. It is imperative that these laws a kept and privacy it valued.
3. Explain if Herman’s need to know whether his salespersons are honest is a sufficient ground for utilizing electronic surveillance.
According to Christine Bartell’s article Arguments and Reasons for Using Video Surveillance In a recent survey by the Harris Poll, 96 percent of Americans support the use of video surveillance in public places by the government and law enforcement agencies to prevent terrorism. Of course we all know that video surveillance is used for more than just preventing terrorism, but also to keep watch in our homes and businesses, on streets, in parks and in
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proper for the breach of warranty claims because they were pre-empted by the Ohio Products Liability Law. Summary judgment was wrongly granted on the products liability and related punitive damage claims. Issues of fact remained as to whether the coffee was defective due to the heat at which it was served and whether an adequate warning existed. Because the alleged failure to warn involved a product, not premises, summary judgment was properly granted as to premises liability. Plaintiffs' claims of emotional damage were inadequate to support their claim of negligent infliction of emotional distress. The action was remanded for further proceedings.
4. According to the case, why was this not a
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development of Health Care Administration
▪ Legal System of Health Care Administration
▪ Tort Law
▪ Criminal laws in respect to Health Care Administration
▪ Corporate structure and legal issues
▪ Information management
▪ Legal reporting requirements
▪ Medical staff
▪ Healthcare ethics
▪ Labor relations
▪ End of life issues
▪ Employee discipline and discharge
Students enrolled at one of the university’s external campuses should make every effort
to attend all class meetings. All Absences must be explained to the instructor, who will
then determine whether the omitted work may be made up. When a student reaches that
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The difference between intentional tort and negligence is the intention. In negligence claims it refers to “the omission to do something which a reasonable man would do, or doing something which a prudent and reasonable man would not do”. In the case of the intentional tort “it is required that the defendant possessed the intent to do the act that caused the plaintiff´s injuries”.
For example, I leave the door open and my neighbor got robbed (negligence) or same example but I leave the door open (in purpose – intentional tort).
The strict liability doctrine is for manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers and the rest in the chain distribution of a defective product
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allowed to comment on her. The plaintiff tried to sue the radio station for intentional infliction of emotional distress and defamation of character.
4. According to the case, why was this not defamation, and what tort did the court approve a filing for? (5 points)
The court decided that this was not defamation because it was the broadcaster opinion. The court approved filing for intentional infliction of emotional distress.
5. In the decision, why does the court state further proceedings will be required? (5 points)
The court confirmed that the plaintiff can pursue a lawsuit.
6. Do you agree with this decision? Why or why not? (5 points)
Yes, I agree with the decision
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1. What court decided the case in the assignment? (10 points)
The Court of Appeals of Ohio, First District, Hamilton County
2. According to the case, what must a party establish to prevail on a motion for summary judgment? (10 points)
In order to prevail on a motion for summary judgment, a movant has the burden to demonstrate that no genuine issue of material fact remains to be litigated, that it is entitled to judgment as a matter of law, and that it appears from the evidence, when viewed most strongly in favor of the nonmoving party, that reasonable minds can come to but one conclusion and that conclusion is adverse to the nonmoving party
3. Briefly state the facts of this
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. Simplify the Legal Structure. It is critical to minimize the bodies of
law with which a new organization is burdened. The Manville Trust
is subject to the law of all fifty states, as well as bankruptcy law, tort
law and traditions, corporate and business law, rules of the Securities
and Exchange Commission, and complex federal legislation. Unless
a compelling reason to do so exists, placing the law of trusts in this
mix is unnecessarily burdensome.
E. Consider Management Input During the Design Stage. When lawyers
and judges without extensive business experience create procedural
and operational documents, they must involve specialists, such as
operations planners, management
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people's feelings and willingness, unlike the tort law.
Building blocks of the law of contract
Formation of Contract
- agreement: offer and acceptance constitute an agreement
- consideration, e.g. price for the goods bought. There is no use to sue a person for promise to give. Consideration does not have to be money. You have to give something in order to gain something - reciprocal
- intention to create legal obligations, a very clear example is sale and purchase agreement for a car. There is less problem when two parties do not know each other, which would be easy to prove seriousness. Domestic arrangements are not that serious. The presumption is that in the eyes
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tort-based, although a few states employ contract theory in this context.
On the other hand, individuals who report illegal or unethical practices within the organization--for example, to a superior--and are fired for their efforts are left without legal recourse with perhaps surprising frequency. Such dismissals are often characterized by the courts as resulting from mere management disputes.
Judicial approaches to the exception vary widely, however, and in few states can employees at will report or refuse to participate in illegal or unethical activity with assurance that the law will shield them from being fired.
The sample for this article's survey comprised approximately five
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Quarterback vs Opposing Player
The tort actions caused by the opposing player during the football game were intentional. The reason is because the opposing player did try to tackle the quarterback. The plaintiff in this case would be the quarterback. The opposing player would be the defendant because he is the person who intentionally tried to hit or tackle the quarterback. The quarterback has the right to sue the opposing player because the hit was an intentional battery. This claim will be difficult for the plaintiff to win in court because football is a dangerous sport that consists of many risks.
Malik vs Quarterback
Malik is the fan who got injured by ball
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, Kresge’s should have known of the condition and taken action to remedy it. She also argued that there was enough evidence of careless general practices from which the jury could infer that the store was negligent despite having no notice of the particular condition that caused her injury.
The tort of negligence, which Tom based her case on, is based on the existence of a breaking of the duty of care owed by one person to another. A typical formula for evaluating negligence requires that a plaintiff prove five elements by a "preponderance of the evidence."
1.) The first of the five elements is the existence of a duty to the plaintiff (or a duty to the general public, including the
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. Peer Review is a new process that has beenvery successful. Only 10% of peered reviewed cases proceed to litigation, saving the company time and money (Jennings, 2006).
Riordan's mission statement states they will provide solutions for their customers and not be part of their customers challenges. Riordan will strive for long-term relationships with customers (Virtual Organizations, 2009). For external disputes the mediation process will be used. Mediation is a process where both parties meet with a neutral person who listens to both sides. The neutral person does not issue a decision, they help the parties find an agreeable solution. According to the National Law Journal, 88% of lawyers
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ENTITY, as appropriate, will seek to impose the maximum, civil, administrative and/or criminal penalties available under the applicable law on individuals and organization deemed to be involved with corrupt or fraudulent practices.
3. Inspection and Audit by the Funding Source
1. The Supplier shall permit the Funding Source to inspect the Supplier’s accounts and records relating to the performance of the Supplier and to have them audited by auditors appointed by the Funding Source, if so required by the Funding Source.
4. Delivery and Documents
4.1 For purposes of the Contract, “EXW,” “FOB,” “FCA,” “CIF,” “CIP,” “DDP” and other trade terms used to describe the obligations of the
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, its price, or this agreement, including breach of contract claims and claims under state consumer protection laws, unfair competition laws, implied warranty laws, for unjust enrichment, and in tort, regardless of conflict of law principles, except that the FAA governs all provisions relating to arbitration.
12. Consumer Rights, Regional Variations. This agreement describes certain legal rights. You may have other rights, including consumer rights, under the laws of your state or country.You may also have rights with respect to the party from which you acquired the software. This agreement does not change those other rights if the laws of your state or country do not permit it to do so. For
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, but cannot be used to extend the relationship beyond its agreed duration. Manipulating its operation for this purpose would be ‘unrealistic’.
Coherence of the law ‘could be significantly undermined by the operation of the implied term’. This was a concern which Jessup J indicated by way of citing Hoeben J who expressed ‘reservations’ regarding the operation of the term and its potential impingement in relation to ‘tort, wrongful dismissal, and administrative law as it presently stands’.This incoherency must be dealt with by appellate courts not by judges on an interlocutory application at first instance. The question will be better addressed if the matter is taken to trial, so that finding
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installer may provide, you cannot recover any other damages, including consequential, lost profits, special, indirect or incidental damages.
This limitation applies to
· anything related to the software, services, content (including code) on third party Internet sites, or third party programs; and
· claims for breach of contract, breach of warranty, guarantee or condition, strict liability, negligence, or other tort to the extent permitted by applicable law.
It also applies even if
· repair, replacement or a refund for the software does not fully compensate you for any losses; or
· Microsoft knew or should have known about the possibility of the damages.
Some states do not allow
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Kahneman demonstrating that human decision making is not always rational in the economic sense. The latter have shown that human decision making exhibits “bounded rationality,” in that people can only process a limited amount of information and must rely on rules of thumb to help them make decisions. It also shows “bounded willpower,” in that people sometimes do things that are not in their long-term self-interest. Finally, there is “bounded self-interest,” in that people care about others and whether the treatment people receive is “fair.” Law and economics scholars have used these insights to analyze the property law doctrine of adverse possession, tort law damages doctrine, consumer
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a. the output growth rate and the real interest rate.
b. unemployment and the exchange rate.
c. the output growth rate and the inflation rate.
d. the trade balance and the exchange rate.
BUS/475 Sample Final Exam
Legal and Social Environment Section
Legal and Social Environment Section
Legal and social environment |
Legal environment |
| Courts and legal systems |
| Constitution and business |
| Administrative law |
| Tort law |
| Crimes |
Regulatory environment |
| Employment law |
| Labor law |
| Antitrust law |
| Consumer protection |
| Environmental and international law* |
| Security regulation
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Throughout all texts, the personality and development of the characters is an art created by the author. How the reader perceives the characters plays a large role in the readers understanding and connection to the text. In Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen’s development of many characters draws certain emotions from the reader. The personalities of many characters in Pride and Prejudice become infuriating and bothersome as the novel progresses. Austen’s creation of ridiculous and exaggerated characters such as Mrs. Bennet, Mr. Collins, Miss Bingley, and Lady Catherine create negative reader bias towards the characters and their actions in the novel.
The ridiculous behavior of Mrs. Bennet is
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Role of Sports in Society
A. Description of the issue
The role of sport in society has been debated for many decades. Sport is a part of society as both an educational fixture and an entertainment enterprise. Sport forms part of human and social development; it can contribute to social cohesion, tolerance and integration and is an effective channel for physical and socio-economic development. As a universal language, sport can be a powerful medium for social and economic change: it can be utilized to bridge cultural gaps, resolve conflict and educate people in ways that very few activities can. The goal of the Sports Council is to examine the proposition that sport can be a powerful agent
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Business globalisation is forming new demands for individuals, organisations and countries to work together in many different ways. A team that is multi-cultural has the capability to bring individuals together with an extensive range of ideas and experiences. In the recent years, there has been a tendency of multi-cultural teams becoming very common. This is because cross border mobility has become much easier and the number of people travelling from one nation to another has grown significantly (Aswathppa, 2010). This has also resulted in the intermarrying of people from different ethnic backgrounds and cultures. Although having multicultural
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Database-management system (DBMS) is a collection of interrelated data and a
set of programs to access those data. The collection of data, usually referred to as the database, contains information relevant to an enterprise. The primary goal of a DBMS is to provide a way to store and retrieve database information that is both convenient and efficient.
Database systems are designed to manage large bodies of information. Management of data involves both defining structures for storage of information and providing mechanisms for the manipulation of information. In addition, the database system must ensure the safety of the information stored, despite system
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Over the Years…
Work with Jason/Scott/Phil’s Customers
Enter customer orders
Enter Purchase orders
Send order acknowledgements
Enter new customer info into FACTS
Enter new vendors info into FACTS
**Collect Customer Credit Info
Track release information for Logistics
Process incoming check
Answer phones/ Direct calls
Request/Send Certificates of Insurance
**Gather Vendor Information
Open/ Sort Mail
Track and order office supplies & other needs
Set up Quick Delivery
Set up Fed Ex Deliveries
Work closely w/ Jason/Scott/Phil (Mike J’s
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Third Party Relationship Party
Vendor/third party relationships are an important part of ___FCU’s core purpose. It is necessary and prudent that ___FCU establish and manage these types of relationships in order to strategically provide services and products we could not provide on our own. This policy will provide reasonable assurance that management is appropriately managing contracted critical vendor relationships for a maximum benefit with the least amount of risk.
Senior management must ensure that all risks have been taken into consideration along with the benefits to the CU and its members, and that the risks and returns are acceptable. Careful consideration must be given to
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When companies begin they develop a business plan that details what they intend to specialize in. For some, once they have reached a goal in one market they make decisions to venture out into other markets. In the world of business, that venturing out is called diversifying the company. According to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, to diversify is “to increase the variety of the products of; or to engage in varied operations.” (Merriam-Webster, 2012) In a business, when you produce a variety of goods or invest in different markets it is a strategy that provides a back-up in the event that one good or investment goes south. Diversification
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What is Honor?
My understanding of the term honor.
Honor is defined as a source of credit or distinction, and is associated with reverence, dignity, reputation, good name and a good sense of what is morally correct. The key part to honor is having respect for others and for you; the two must act together because without both, there is nothing. I strongly believe that reputation is hard to gain and easily lost. Think about this, every day thousands of planes fly somewhere and there is never any news about a successful landing, but if any of those flights crash, it is all over the news. This fact tells me that in order to keep one’s honor, one must maintain a set standard of excellence. It
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Fall Semester 2011
In the movie The Missing a woman named Maggie and her two daughters Lilly and Dot live on a plot of land, that they farm in New Mexico in 1885. Maggie is a doctor and lives with her boyfriend who helps run the farm. A stranger visits to seek treatment for a wound and it is Maggie’s estranged father. Her father left her family when she was young to be with the Indians. Maggie does not like her father and eventually makes him leave. Her eldest daughter Lilly, Dot and Maggie’s boyfriend head out on a trip the next day with the cattle. The following morning Maggie is alarmed when they do not return and sets out to find them. She discovers that her
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right human conduct...” Neither definition is very helpful to fully understand what ethical means, because they are both subjective in nature.
In a practical sense, besides anything that is covered by law or rules or other regulations, for something to be considered ethical by people, cultures or societies it is most of the time a matter of opinion. The same might be said of morality. Both concepts - ethics and morality - are subjective and a reflection of society and civilization, which of course implies that precise meanings will change. Both are relative in time and to a given situation. Mintzburg (1983, page 50) discusses the diversity and changing nature of social norms that derive