MGMT 520 Legal, Political and Ethical Dimensions of Business - DeVry  

  1. Question: A well known pharmaceutical company, Robins & Robins, is working through a public scandal. Three popular medications that they sell over the counter have been determined to be tainted with small particles of plastic explosive. The plastic explosives came from a Robins & Robins supplier named Casings, Inc., that supplies the capsule…………..may have in trying to avoid the results of this clause of their contract. (short answer question)  (Points: 15)
  2. Question: The FDA discovers that, during the public comment process, Robins & Robins bribed one of the members of the administrative panel that decided to pull the rule from consideration. The member of the panel was removed………... (Points: 30) Name one argument that Robins & Robins could have used to fight against the imposition of a tracking bar (UPC) requirement in the event their lobbying efforts during public comments had failed………? Why?
  3. Question: Robins & Robins immediately issued a massive recall for the tainted medication upon learning of the situation. Despite the recall, 1,400 children and 350 adults have been hospitalized after becoming very ill upon………..Recall that your boss needs all pertinent information for him to write an announcement to the public after reading your memo.(Points: 30)
  4. Question: The attorneys stated that but for the lobbying efforts, the recall process would have been automated and the people would not have gotten sick or died. You are an employee with the FDA. You are drafting a memo to your boss analyzing the FDA’s……………….Explain what liability (if any) the FDA could have to the victims and their families. (Points: 30)
  5. Question: A Canadian citizen whose son (resident of Ontario) died from the medication sues Robins & Robins in a California court. The court there is well known for being victim friendly and providing huge payouts to victim families. In Canada, the cap on nonpecuniary damages is around $300,000. Punitive……………..? (short answer question) (Points: 15)
  6. Question: TCO E. Pastor Forester claims his firing was illegal because it was based on his being a convicted felon. His contract with the school provides him with defense coverage for any acts he takes while working for the school…………..Will the school have to pay for the pastor's defense? Analyze and defend your answer.(Points: 30)
  7. Question: TCO H, E. It was actually in the discovery portion of the injury lawsuit that Pastor Forester's true background came to light. The convict, Birches, claims the knowledge of his aunt should be imputed to the entire board of directors…………….If so, under what statute, rule, case, or federal law do you base your decision?(Points: 30)
  8. Question: TCO F. Men2Wimmin (M2W) sends a cease and desist letter to Clean Clothes (CC) demanding CC stop using M2W’s tagline, which is registered with the Trademark Office. Clean Clothes responds, stating that (a) CC’s……………and do you think they will get them? Why or why not? (Points: 30)
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