The Legal Environment Today: Business In Its Ethical, Regulatory, E-Commerce, and Global Setting
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higher or universal law to which individuals can appeal? One who adheres to the natural law tradition would answer this question in the affirmative. Natural law denotes a system of moral and ethical principles that are inherent in human nature and thus can be discovered through the use of people’s own native intelligence. The natural law tradition is one of the oldest and most significant schools of jurisprudence. It dates back to the days of the Greek philosopher Aristotle (384–322 B.C.E.), who
sake of readability or brevity. Quadruple asterisks mean that an entire paragraph (or more) has been omitted. Additionally, when the opinion cites another case or legal source, the citation to the case or other source has been omitted to save space and to improve the flow of the text. These editorial practices are continued in the other court opinions presented in this book. In addition, whenever we present a court opinion that includes a term or phrase that may not be readily understandable, a
Baum’s conduct in the state court proceedings in determining whether his conduct before the bankruptcy court was undertaken in bad faith or for an improper motive. Limiting the injunction to any particular defendants did not stop Baum from repeating his pattern of abusive litigation practices; therefore, the district court did not abuse its discretion in determining that a broader injunction is necessary to protect both the court and future parties. * * * * * * * Baum argues that the district
case, Riverdale Mills Corp. was held liable for its employee’s attempt to board a plane with two cans of flammable hazardous material from Riverdale in his luggage. The court found that even though the employer was unaware of the employee’s actions—and the employee was ignorant of the illegality of his actions—Riverdale had violated Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations.2 The Law Cannot Control All Business Behavior Congress, the regulatory agencies, and state and local governments
under the contract will be resolved through arbitration rather than through the court system. Parties can also agree to arbitrate a dispute after a dispute arises. Most states have statutes (often based in part on the Uniform Arbitration Act of 1955) under which arbitration clauses will be enforced, and some state statutes compel arbitration of certain types of disputes, such as those involving public employees. At the federal level, the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), enacted in 1925, enforces