Leagal Enviornment of Business Management Case Study Chapter 1

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1. Regina v. Dudley and Stephens:

The definition of murder according the Merriam-Webster dictionary is, “the crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice aforethought.” I believe that the actions of Dudley and Stephens were both premeditated murder and immoral. In a case of extreme hunger or famine, there is no justification for taking an innocent life, even if the person is in a weaker state of condition or health and it is believed that he/she will not survive such extreme conditions as such in this particular situation. It is immoral to think that one person’s life is more worthy than another is and that taking the life to save your own is just.

3. Baughn v. Honda Motor Co:

It is not unethical to make products like the minibikes that will be used by children when we know that accidents can happen. In this particular case, the manufacture clearly identified the warnings concerning the proper use of the product. Honda clearly labeled the warnings on the front of the bikes stating that they were to not to be used on public street and were intended for off-road use only and the riders should wear helmets. As the parents of these two young children, who were only 8 years old, they chose to purchase these minibikes for their sons with the understanding that accidents can happen. It is their responsibility to educate their children on the proper use of the minibikes and to appropriately supervise the children when in use. The children were clearly in violation of the manufacturer and parental warning by operating the minibikes on public streets. In addition, they were not paying any attention to their surroundings. As the consumer, we purchase products that can cause accentual injury and in some case death when not used properly as per the manufacturers owner’s manual.

4. United Auto Workers v. Johnson Controls:

In this case, the court ruled that the Johnson Controls company “fetal protection policy” was illegal as the company was denying women...