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Law Of Business
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1. For Week 2, you will analyze the cases in the Questions and Problems based on the group to which your instructor assigns you.
. Group 1: Chapter 2 (4, 5, and 7) in Dynamic Business Law
. Group 2: Chapter 2 (8-10) in Dynamic Business Law
· For each assigned case, analyze the issue based on the following criteria:
. Identify the parties involved in the case dispute (who is the plaintiff and who is the defendant).
. Identify the facts associated with the case and fact patterns.
. Develop the appropriate legal issue(s) in question (i.e., the specific legal issue between the two parties).Provide a judgment on who should win the case – be clear.
. Support your decision with an appropriate rule of law.
· Be prepared to defend your decision and to objectively evaluate the other points of view.
4. Jarold Daniel Friedman worked as a temporary computer contractor for a pharmaceutical ware- house. The warehouse offered him a permanent position, but the warehouse required that he get a mumps vaccine, grown in chicken embryos, as a condition of his permanent employment. Friedman, a vegan, believed that the vaccination would violate his religious beliefs and declined to be vaccinated. As a result, the warehouse withdrew its offer of employment. Friedman claimed that the warehouse discriminated against him on the basis of religion. Do you agree with Friedman? Do employers have a duty to respect the beliefs of their employees? If so, what happens when that duty conflicts with employers’ duty to provide a safe and healthy work environment? [Friedman v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, 102 Cal. App. 4th 39 (2002).]
5. Jennifer Erickson sued her employer, Bartell Drug Company, contending that its decision not to cover prescription contraceptives under its employee pre- scription drug plan constituted sex discrimination. Bartell argued that its decision was not sex discrim- ination because contraceptives were preventive, were voluntary, and did not treat an illness. With whom do you agree? Why? What values did you use to reach your conclusion? [Erickson v. Bartell Drug Co., 141 F. Supp. 2d 1266 (2001).]
7. Ernest Price went to a doctor in 1997, seeking Oxycontin to treat pain related to sickle cell ane- mia. Between November 1999 and October 2000, Price sought Oxycontin prescriptions from at least ten different doctors at ten different clinics in two cities, filling the prescriptions at seven pharmacies in three cities. The doctors were notified of Price’s medication-seeking behavior, and the doctors dis- continued Price’s treatment. Price then filed suit, claiming his doctors, pharmacies, and the pharma- ceutical companies that manufactured Oxycontin had breached their duty by failing to adequately warn Price of the addictive nature of Oxycontin. think the court responded to Price’s How do you claims? Think about all the stakeholders involved in such a cas…