BUSINESS LAW DISCUSSION QUESTION
Explain the best solution for each. Include comments related to any ethical issues that arise. You should locate at least one scholarly source from the SUO Library or one case that has been decided or is currently pending to support your answer. APA reference.
Scenario 2 – Torts and Crimes
Michael, a former employee of AutoNation Ford, entered the repair shop, claiming that the company owed him $560 in back wages. Michael argued with the general manager, Bill. After several minutes, Bill ordered Michael off the property. Michael refused to leave, so Bill told two mechanics escort him off the property. Michael ran to his truck, but on the way, he grabbed some electronic parts valued over $500 and drove away. Michael refused to return the parts until he was paid.
Discuss whether Michael has committed any torts or crimes
If the mechanics had forcibly kicked Michael off the property, would the two mechanics or AutoNation Ford be guilty of assault and battery? Explain.
Scenario 3— Intellectual Property
Professor Cody teaches business law for Fowler University, a for-profit school in Boston. Several times during the semester, Professor Cody made copies of articles and distributed them to her students. The son of one of the article’s authors was a student in her class. The son told his father about the professor’s copying, which took place without the father’s or publisher’s permission. Professor Cody also copied images from the Internet to use in her Powerpoint presentations. Most of the images were not in the public domain and no attributions to sources were provided.
Discuss the potential violations related to intellectual property rights.