Legal Ethical & Social Environment

Reflection and Discussion Forum Week 2

Reflect on the assigned readings for the week. Identify what you thought was the most important concept(s), method(s), term(s), and/or any other thing that you felt was worthy of your understanding.

Also, provide a graduate-level response to each of the following questions:

  1. Beets R Us, LLC is a medium-sized farm in Iowa that grows beets that are only sold in Iowa.  It does not export its beets outside of Iowa, though sometimes customers from out of state buy its beets while visiting Iowa.  Is Beets R Us, LLC’s business practices subject to federal jurisdiction under Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution?  Why or why not?
  2. Peter Plaintiff’s son is killed while working overseas for a United States corporation that deals in proprietary petroleum extraction and production.  Peter Plaintiff brings a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of his son’s estate against this corporation and requests a wide scope of business documents related to the corporation and its overseas operations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  What defenses, if any, does the corporation have against revealing the requested information under the FOIA?
  3. Define expropriation, explain how it effects a county’s investments in foreign counties,and how counties respond to it.

[Your initial post should be based upon the assigned reading for the week, so the textbook should be a source listed in your reference section and cited within the body of the text. Other sources are not required but feel free to use them if they aid in your discussion].

[Your initial post should be at least 450+ words and in APA format (including Times New Roman with font size 12 and double spaced). Post the actual body of your paper in the discussion thread then attach a Word version of the paper for APA review]

 

Week 2 – Short Essays

Question I – Kansas passes a statutes which says all corn must be grown and processed in a certain manner so as to avoid harmful pesticides.  This statute is challenged as being unconstitutional.  What are the two factors for the court to consider when deciding whether the statute is constitutional?

Question II – If a business does not agree with the decision of a hearing officer, may that business appeal the decision directly to the judicial court system?  What steps must the business take to get the case within the judicial system?

Question III – Megatron, Inc. is a company with its principal offices in the United States. For years, Megatron has only operated domestically; however, Megatron’s board of directors now feels it is in the company’s best interests to explore how to do business internationally. Give at least three examples of actions Megatron can take with regards to foreign government officials, which would benefits Meagtron’s international growth without running afoul of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)?