BMGT 380 Project 1
This project requires you to identify and analyze legal issues and to make recommendations based on one or more fact patterns. The issues will relate to the concepts covered in weeks 1, 2, and 3 about the legal environment of business and business organizations.
- Report: 20% / 20 points
Review Grading Rubric
Report Format Requirements:
Label each Part of analysis, as Part I A., Part I B., Part II A, Part II B
Analyses should be comprehensive, fully supported/justified/explained, specific, and detailed in rationale (this is a most important requirement of this project)
Analyses should be paragraph format
All in text citations must be in APA proper format
Part I A and Part I B should each be a minimum of 2-3 paragraphs per part, but may be longer, for a total of a minimum of 4 paragraphs total for Part I
Part II A should each be a minimum of 3-4 paragraphs, but may be longer
Part II B should be a minimum of 2-3 paragraphs, but may be longer
Use 1 on-point case (make sure it is on-point, all negligence cases will not be on point) for your discussion FOR EACH PART, Part I and Part II; the cases may be assigned reading cases or cases you research
Follow directions for assignment closely
Read the following case scenario.
Case Scenario: Foods, Inc., a large retail super market store that sells a variety of products, has had an eventful week.
There have been heavy rains in the area all week. On Wednesday, a ceiling tile that had become wet from a leaking roof in Foods due to the heavy rain storms earlier in the week fell and hit some bags of peanuts causing the nuts to spill across the store aisle. Edie, a customer, entered the aisle, slipped on the peanuts and broke her leg and arm. The manager of Foods was unaware of the leaking roof and the wet ceiling tile and unaware that the peanuts had spilled onto the store floor.
On Friday, a small group of political protestors carrying signs and quietly chanting were marching back and forth the full length of the public sidewalk in front of Foods. Foods encompasses the entire block by the public sidewalk with entry and exit doors located directly in the center of the store building, and with privately owned parking in the back of the store. Sometimes the protestors were at either of the two ends of the sidewalk in front of Foods, and thus, not directly in front of the entry/exit door doors to Foods. The protestors did not walk on or enter the private parking lot owned by Foods; the protestors did not stop and congregate in front of the store or its entry/exit doors at any time. The management of Foods believed that the protestors were impeding the ingress and egress of customers into Foods end therefore interfering with business. Foods called the police to have the protestors removed.
The police did not arrest the protestors but did require them to stop marching and move away from Foods.
- How likely is Edie to win a negligence case against Foods for her injuries resulting from slipping on the peanuts? Why?
- Consider whether any, legal defense(s) could be raised by Foods. Are any legal defenses likely to be successful in negating liability for Foods? Why or why not? (Tip: Stick only to the facts in the case, do not assume any facts not given.)
- The protestors want to sue the City for violation of their constitutional rights. Specifically, what legal claim could the protestors sue for and why?
- Could the protestors be convicted of trespassing against Foods? Why or why not?
Submit to Assignment Folder in “Report” tab.