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College/University Marion Technical College

Course(s) Submitted(Title   & Course #)     Legal Environment of Business —
                                            BA 2150A
for Ohio Articulation Number                OBU004


Date 2/23/06
     [original on
     9/30/05]

Name and title of individual submitting on behalf of the college/university

Name Vicky Wood                           Title   Dean of Business

Address    1467 Mt. Vernon Avenue

E-mail     woodv@mtc.edu

Phone      740.389.4636 Ext. 265

Fax        740.725.4076


Credit Hours 5                       qtr       x            sem
Lecture Hours     5
Laboratory Hours               (if applicable)
Pre-Requisites(s) Course work (if applicable)


Placement Score (if applicable)
(Name of test)
(Domain)       (Score)

Catalog/Course Description (Includes Course Title and Course #)

Legal Environment of Business provides an introduction to the U.S. legal
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system and law from its ethical underpinnings to statutes and administrative
rules and regulations. Particular emphasis is on business-legal relationships.
.

Texts/Outside Readings/Ancillary Materials

Frank Cross and Roger LeRoy Miller, West's Legal Environment of Business
(6th ed. 2007).

Course Objectives and/or Plan of Work

A student completing this course will be able to:
      Apply legal terminology and concepts to business situations
      Analyze the ethical and legal underpinnings, if any, to business
      scenarios to recognize those concepts and develop stratagems for their
      implementation
      Identify the sources of law in the United States
      Identify the federal and state courts that may be involved in resolving
      business disputes
      Demonstrate an understanding of contract law by interpreting case
      studies to recognize those concepts and develop stratagems for their
      implementation
      Demonstrate an understanding of tort law as it relates to business
      situations by interpreting case studies to recognize those concepts and
      develop stratagems for their implementation
      Demonstrate an understanding of real and personal property law as it
      relates to business situations by interpreting case studies to recognize
      those concepts and develop stratagems for their implementation
      Identify the role played by federal and state regulatory agencies (SEC,
      ICC, FTC, OSHA, SSA, Workers’ Compensation, EPA, EEOC, etc.) on
      businesses
      Demonstrate an understanding of governments’ regulation of business
      by interpreting case studies to recognize those concepts and develop
      stratagems for their implementation
      Brief and analyze judicial decisions and apply those decisions to
      business scenarios to recognize those concepts and develop
      stratagems for their implementation
      Breakdown, analyze, and apply statutes, administrative rules and
      regulations, and local ordinances to business scenarios to recognize
      those concepts and develop stratagems for their implementation




Description of Assessment and/or Evaluation of Student Learning
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Although the exact methodology has not yet been determined, it is anticipated
      that the evaluation procedures will involve the following: (1) chapter or
      weekly online quizzes covering the material in the text; (2) in-class
      projects and presentations; (3) a research paper; and (4) a
      comprehensive final examination.

Grading Scale

       90% of the points possible                                  A
    80% to 89% of the points possible                              B
    70% to 79% of the points possible                              C
    60% to 69% of the points possible                              D
   59% and below of the points possible                            F
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                              MARION TECHNICAL COLLEGE

                                    Course Syllabus

COURSE NO.: BA215                                   DEPARTMENT: Business Technologies

COURSE TITLE: Legal Environment of Business

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Legal Environment of Business provides an introduction to
the U.S. legal system and law from its ethical underpinnings to statutes and
administrative rules and regulations. Particular emphasis is on business-legal
relationships.

CREDIT HOURS: 5                   PREREQUISITE(S): none

QUARTER: All                      DAY/TIME:

PROFESSOR: James C. Funk, Esq.                  OFFICE NO.: 165A

TELEPHONE: 740-389-4636 ext. 230

EMAIL:       funkj@mtc.edu

TEXTBOOK: Frank Cross and Roger LeRoy Miller, West's Legal Environment of
Business (6th ed. 2007).

COLLEGE-WIDE COMPENTENCIES

MTC believes that every graduate should possess a common set of skills regardless of
the student's major. These skills are collectively called the College Graduate
Competencies, or CGCs. The faculty has defined specific CGCs in five areas:
Mathematics, Communications, Information Technology, Problem Solving and
Decision Making, and Interpersonal and Professional Behavior. These skills are taught,
reinforced, and/or periodically measured in various courses throughout the curriculum
in every degree program. For additional information, visit www.mtc.edu and link to
academic programs, then assessment of learning.

                                 MAJOR OBJECTIVES

A student completing this course will be able to:

      Apply legal terminology and concepts to business situations

      Analyze the ethical and legal underpinnings, if any, to business scenarios to
      recognize those concepts and develop stratagems for their implementation
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    Identify the sources of law in the United States

    Identify the federal and state courts that may be involved in resolving business
    disputes

    Demonstrate an understanding of contract law by interpreting case studies to
    recognize those concepts and develop stratagems for their implementation

    Demonstrate an understanding of tort law as it relates to business situations by
    interpreting case studies to recognize those concepts and develop stratagems
    for their implementation

    Demonstrate an understanding of real and personal property law as it relates to
    business situations by interpreting case studies to recognize those concepts
    and develop stratagems for their implementation

    Identify the role played by federal and state regulatory agencies (SEC, ICC,
    FTC, OSHA, SSA, Workers’ Compensation, EPA, EEOC, etc.) on businesses

    Demonstrate an understanding of governments’ regulation of business by
    interpreting case studies to recognize those concepts and develop stratagems
    for their implementation

    Brief and analyze judicial decisions and apply those decisions to business
    scenarios to recognize those concepts and develop stratagems for their
    implementation

    Breakdown, analyze, and apply statutes, administrative rules and regulations,
    and local ordinances to business scenarios to recognize those concepts and
    develop stratagems for their implementation

                          EVALUATION PROCEDURES

ATTENDANCE:

    Consistent with class attendance policy #721, the student is responsible for
    attending every class and for the material presented. If a student will not be
    attending a class, he or she is responsible to contact the instructor and to make
    sure all assignments are completed although no credit will be awarded for in-
    class activities on the date of an absence.

GRADING PROCEDURES:

    Although the exact methodology has not yet been determined, it is anticipated
    that the evaluation procedures will involve the following: (1) chapter or weekly
    online quizzes covering the material in the text; (2) in-class projects and
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     presentations; (3) a research paper; and (4) a comprehensive final examination.

Grading Scale

       90% of the points possible                                  A
    80% to 89% of the points possible                              B
    70% to 79% of the points possible                              C
    60% to 69% of the points possible                              D
   59% and below of the points possible                            F

     Make-Up/Late Policy--Assignments are due on the date specified. One letter
     grade will be deducted for all late assignments; however, if you call (740-389-
     4636 x 230) or email (funkj@mtc.edu) and advise that you will not be attending
     class the assignment will be accepted on the next class day without penalty. In
     class activities may not be made up. Please note that forgetting your
     assignment or not having it printed is not excused and will be subject to the
     one letter grade penalty.

                        TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE
                           (Time is of the essence!)

Timeline   Activity
Week 1     Cross and Miller, Chapter 1 – “Business and Its Legal Environment”
                  Schools of Jurisprudential Thought
                  Business Activities and the Legal Environment
                  Sources of American Law
                  Primary Authority
                  Reading and Understanding Cases

           Cross and Miller, Chapter 2 – “The Court System”
                  The Role of the Judiciary
                  Bickford v. Onslow Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc., 855 A.2d
                  1150 (Maine 2004)
                  Bird v. Parsons, 289 F.3d 865 (6th Cir. 2002)
                  State and Federal Court Systems
                  Judicial Procedures
                  Phansalkar v. Andersen Weinroth & Co., 356 F.3d 188 (2nd Cir.
                  2004)

           Cross and Miller, Chapter 3 – “Alternatives and Online Dispute Resolution”
                  Alternatives to Litigation: Negotiation, Mediation, and Arbitration
                  Hooters of America, Inc. v. Phillips, 173 F.3d 933 (4th Cir. 1999)
                  Morrison v. Circuit City Stores, Inc., 317 F.3d 646 (6th Cir. 2003)
                  Major League Baseball Players Ass’n v. Garvey, 532 U.S. 1015
                  (2001)
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Week 2   Cross and Miller, Chapter 4 – “Ethics and Decision Making”
               Time Warner Entertainment Co. v. Six Flags Over Georgia, L.L.C.,
               254 Ga. App. 598 (2002)
               In re Exxon Valdez, 296 F. Supp. 2d 1071 (D. Alaska 2004)
               Securities and Exchange Comm’n. v. WorldCom, Inc., 273 F. Supp.
               2d 431 (S.D.N.Y. 2003)


         Cross and Miller, Chapter 5 – “Constitutional Law”
               Constitutional Power: Due Process and Equal Protection
               Business and the Bill of Rights
               Due Process and Equal Protection
               Privacy Rights

         Cross and Miller, Chapter 6 – “Administrative Law”
               Administrative Agencies: Creation, Process, and Accountability
               Hemp Industries Ass’n. v. Drug Enforcement Admin., 357 F.3d 1012
               (9th Cir. 2004)
               Federal Trade Comm’n. v. Ken Roberts Co., 276 F.3d 583 (D.C. Cir.
               2001)
               Vonage Holdings Corp. v. Minnesota Public Utilities Comm’n., 290 F.
               Supp. 2d 993 (D. Minn. 2004)

         Cross and Miller, Chapter 7 – “Criminal Law and Cyber Crimes” (
               Civil Law and Criminal Law (144-145)
               The Essentials of Criminal Liability (147)
               Corporate Criminal Liability (147-148)
               Cyber Crimes (164-168)

         Cross and Miller, Chapter 8 – “International Law”
               International Low (172-173)
               Doing Business Internationally (177-180)

Week 3   Cross and Miller, Chapter 9 – “Contract Formation”
               Contract Law: Function, Elements, Types, and Third-Party Rights
               Ardito v. City of Providence, 263 F. Supp. 2d 358 (D.R.I. 2003)
               Lucy v. Zehmer, 196 Va. 493 (1954)
               Baer v. Chase, 392 F.3d 609 (3rd Cir. 2004)
               Hamer v. Sidway, 124 N.Y. 538 (1891)
               Blackmon v. Iverson, 324 F. Supp. 2d 602 (E.D. Pa. 2003)
               Roberts v. Century Contractors, Inc., 162 N.C. App. 688 (2004)

         Cross and Miller, Chapter 10 – “Contract Performance, Breach, and
         Remedies
               Performance, Discharge, Breach, and Remedies
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               Jacob & Youngs v. Kent, 230 N.Y. 239 (1921)
               Shah v. Cover-It, Inc., 86 Conn. App. 71 (2004)
               Hadley v. Baxendale, 156 Eng. Rep. 145 (1854)
               Green Park Inn, Inc. v. Moore, 149 N.C. App. 531 (2002)

Week 4   Cross and Miller, Chapter 11 – “Sales, Leases, and E-Contacts”
               Sales, Leases, and E-Contracts: Formation, Title, Risk, Insurable
               Interest, Performance, Breach, Remedies, Warranties
               Windows, Inc. v. Jordan Panel Systems Corp., 177 F.3d 114 (2nd Cir.
               1999)
               Ganno v. Lanoga Corp., 119 Wash. App. 310 (2003)
               Maple Farms, Inc. v. City School District of Elmira, 352 N.Y.S.2d 784
               (1974)
               Fitl v. Strek, 269 Neb. 51 (2005)
               Webster v. Blue Ship Tea Room, Inc., 347 Mass. 421 (1964)

         Cross and Miller, Chapter 12 – “Torts and Cyber Torts”
               The Basis of Tort Law (286)
               Business Torts (291-294)
               Mathis v. Liu, 276 F.3d 1027 (8th Cir. 2002)
               Intentional Torts Against Property (295-297
               Negligence (297-302)
               Martin v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 183 F.3d 770 (8th Cir. 1999)
               Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad Co., 248 N.Y. 339 (1928)
               Special Negligence Doctrines and Statutes (303-304)
               Cyber Torts (304-308)
               Carafano v. Metrosplash.com, Inc., 339 F.3d 1119 (2003)

         Cross and Miller, Chapter 13 – “Strict Liability and Product Liability”
               Strict Liability and Product Liability
               Jarvis v. Ford Motor Co., 382 F.3d 33 (2nd Cir. 2002)
               Ward v. Arm & Hammer, 341 F. Supp. 2d 499 (D.N.J. 2004)
               Pelman v. McDonald’s Corp., 237 F. Supp. 2d 512 (S.D.N.Y. 2003)

Week 6   Cross and Miller, Chapter 23 – “Consumer Protection”
               Deceptive Advertising
               Labeling and Packaging Laws
               Sales
               Credit Protection
               Johnson v. MBNA America Bank, N.A., 357 F.3d 426 (4th Cir. 2004)
               Consumer Health and Safety
               United States v. Mirama Enterprises, Inc., 387 F.3d 983 (9th Cir.
               2004)
               State Consumer Protection Laws
               ForSaleByOwners.com v. Zinnemann, 347 F. Supp. 2d 868 (E.D.
               Cal. 2004)
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         Cross and Miller, Chapter 15 – “Creditor-Debtor Relations and Bankrutpcy”
               Laws Assisting Creditors
               Shanks v. Lowe, 364 Md. 538 (Md. C.A. 2001)
               Suretyship and Guaranty
               JSV, Inc. v. Hene Meat Co., Inc., 794 N.E.2d 555 (Ind. C.A. 2003)
               Debtor Protection
               Bankruptcy and Reorganization
               In re Lamanna, 153 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 1998)
               In re Savage, 311 Bankr. 835 (1st Cir. 2004)

Week 7   Cross and Miller, Chapter 16 – “Sole Proprietorship, Franchises, and Partnerships

                Sole Proprietorships
                Hsin Ten Enterprise USA, Inc. v. Clark Enterprises, 138 F. Supp. 2d 449
                (S.D.N.Y. 2000)
                Franchises
                Kerl v. Dennis Rasmussen, Inc., 273 Wis. 2d 106 (2004)
                Partnerships
                Cap Care Group, Inc. v. McDonald, 149 N.C. App. 817 (2002)
                Moren v. Jax Restaurant, 679 N.W.2d 165 (Minn. C.A. 2004)


         Cross and Miller, Chapter 17 – “Limited Liability Companies and Limited

         Partnerships”

                Limited Liability Companies
                Kaycee Land and Livestock v. Flahive, 46 P.3d 323 (Wy. 2002)
                Kuhn v. Tumminelli, 366 N.J. Super 431 (2004)
                Limited Liability Partnerships
                Smith v. Fairfax Realty, Inc., 82 P.3d 1064 (Utah 2003)


         Cross and Miller, Chapter 18 – “Corporations”

                Corporations
                Salt Lake Tribune Publishing Co. v. AT&T Corp., 320 F.3d 1081 (10th Cir.
                2003)
                In re Flutie New York Corp., 310 Bankr. 3 (S.D.N.Y. 2004)
                Disney v. Walt Disney Co., 857 A.2d 444 (Del. 2004)
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         Cross and Miller, Chapter 28 – “Investor Protection and Corporate Governance”

                The Securities and Exchange Commission
                The Securities Act of 1933
                The Securities Act of 1934
                Corporate Governance
                Regulation of Investment Companies
                State Securities Laws
                Online Securities Offerings and Disclosures

Week 8   Cross and Miller, Chapter 26 – “Antitrust and Monopoly”

                Market Power
                The Common Law and Restraint of Trade
                The Origins of Federal Antitrust Legislation
                Overview of Major Federal Antitrust Laws
                Enforcement of the Antitrust Laws
                U.S. Antitrust Laws in the Global Context
                Exemptions
                Clarett v. National Football League, 369 F.3d 124 (2nd Cir. 2004)
                Monopolies
                United States v. Microsoft Corp. 253 F.3d 34 (D.C. Cir. 2001)
                Nobody in Particular Presents, Inc. v. Clear Channel Communications,
                Inc., 311 F. Supp. 2d 1048 (D.C. Colo. 2004)


         Cross and Miller, Chapter 27 – “Antitrust and Restraint of Trade”

                Restraint of Trade: Overview
                Horizontal Restraints
                Vertical Restraints


         Cross and Miller, Chapter 19 – “Agency”
               Agency
               Cousins v. Realty Ventures, Inc., 844 So.2d 860 (La. C.A. 2003)
               McBride v. Taxman Corp., 327 Ill. App. 3d 992 (2002)
               In re Selheimer & Co., 319 Bankr. 395 (E.D. Pa. 2005)

         Cross and Miller, Chapter 20 – “Employment Relationships”
               Employment at Will
               Worker Health and Safety
               Income Security, Pension, and Health Plans
               Medical and Family Leave
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                    Nevada Department of Human Resources v. Hibbs, 538 U.S. 721
                    (2003)
                    Employee Privacy Rights
                    CITGO Asphalt Refining Co. v. Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical,
                    and Energy Workers International Union Local No. 2-991, 385 F.3d
                    809 (3rd Cir. 2004)
                    Employment Related Immigration Law

 Week 9      Cross and Miller, Chapter 21 – “Employment Discrimination”
                   Civil Rights Act of 1964
                   Conway-Jepsen v. Small Business Administration, 303 F. Supp. 2d
                   1155 (D. Mont. 2004)
                   Pennsylvania State Police v. Suders, 542 U.S. 129 (2004)
                   Equal Pay Act
                   Discrimination Based on Age
                   Discrimination Based on Disability
                   Flowers v. Southern Regional Physicians Services, Inc., 247 F.3d
                   229 (5th Cir. 2001)
                   Defenses to Employment Discrimination
                   Affirmative Action

 Week 10     Cross and Miller, Chapter 22 – “Labor Law”
                   Federal Labor Law (528-531)
                   Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co. v. International
                   Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 174, 203 F.3d 703 (9th Cir. 2000)
                   Collective Bargaining (536-539)
                   National Steel Corp. v. NLRB, 324 F.3d 928 (7th Cir. 2003)
                   Strikes (539-541)
                   Lockouts (541)
                   Unfair Labor Practices (541-545)
                   Canteen Corp. v. NLRB, 103 F.3d 1355 (7th Cir. 1997)
                   Marquez v. Screen Actors Guild, Inc., 525 U.S. 33 (1998)
                   Rights of Nonunion Employees (545-547)



Note: This is a tentative schedule and subject to change at the discretion of the
instructor

Note: If there is a need for reasonable accommodation or assistance because of
mental, physical or learning disability, the student is requested to contact the instructor
or if preferred, the Student Services Counselor within the first two weeks of class.

Note: Plagiarism is using someone else’s ideas or words as your own. In an
educational setting you can avoid plagiarism by providing appropriate source
documentation. For more information on plagiarism visit www.plagiarism.org.
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Intellectual property infringement includes copyright (copying works of authorship of
someone else including music, graphics, drama, photographs, Web-based elements,
and speeches), trademark, service mark, and patent infringements. In a business
setting in order to avoid any intellectual property infringement, obtain written
permission from the intellectual property holder. Copyright explanation and information
is available at www.copyright.com.




Additional Documentation – Map of TAG objectives to MTC Course
    Business TAG: Legal                                 MTC Course
  Environment of Business
General Course Description:        MTC General Course description (from Catalog):
This is a course of study in the   Legal Environment of Business provides an introduction
legal environment in which         to the U.S. legal system and law from its ethical
businesses operate.                underpinnings to statutes and administrative rules and
                                   regulations. .
Summary of Learning                MTC Summary of Course; major SLOs
Outcomes and Academic
Skills: Any legal environment
of business course included in
the Business Transfer Module
must use business-related
cases and materials to develop
all of the following:
All nine learning outcomes
listed below must be
addressed.                         A student completing this course will be able to:
1. Familiarity with legal          Apply legal terminology and concepts to business
language & concepts as they        situations
relate to business
2. Demonstrate an                  Analyze the ethical and legal underpinnings, if any, to
understanding of ethical           business scenarios to recognize those concepts and
behavior and social                develop stratagems for their implementation
responsibility in the global
environment in which
business operates
3. General understanding of        Identify the sources of law in the United States
the legal system in the United
States as it relates to business   Identify the federal and state courts that may be involved
                                   in resolving business disputes
4. Understanding of the basic      Demonstrate an understanding of contract law by
law of contracts, torts and        interpreting case studies to recognize those concepts and
property as it relates to          develop stratagems for their implementation
business
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   Business TAG: Legal                                MTC Course
  Environment of Business
                                 Demonstrate an understanding of tort law as it relates to
                                 business situations by interpreting case studies to
                                 recognize those concepts and develop stratagems for
                                 their implementation

                                 Demonstrate an understanding of real and personal
                                 property law as it relates to business situations by
                                 interpreting case studies to recognize those concepts and
                                 develop stratagems for their implementation
5. Understanding of the          Identify the role played by federal and state regulatory
regulatory environment in        agencies (SEC, ICC, FTC, OSHA, SSA, Workers’
which businesses operate         Compensation, EPA, EEOC, etc.) on businesses
6. Ability to apply regulatory   Demonstrate an understanding of governments’
provisions to business           regulation of business by interpreting case studies to
situations                       recognize those concepts and develop stratagems for
                                 their implementation
7. Ability to comprehend         Brief and analyze judicial decisions and apply those
basic legal reasoning            decisions to business scenarios to recognize those
                                 concepts and develop stratagems for their
                                 implementation

                                 Breakdown, analyze, and apply statutes, administrative
                                 rules and regulations, and local ordinances to business
                                 scenarios to recognize those concepts and develop
                                 stratagems for their implementation
8. Awareness of basic            [Each objective “to recognize those concepts and
strategies for avoiding &        develop stratagems for their implementation” requires
addressing legal problems in     the student to address this SLO.]
business
9. Apply critical thinking to    [Each application and interpretation objective requires
the legal implications present   the student to apply critical thinking skills]
in business activities
Summary of Body of               MTC – Include the Chapter and week in which this
Knowledge Requirements:          topic is covered.
Any business law course
included in the Business
Transfer Module must provide
coverage of at least seventy
percent of the following
business law topics:
I. Business and the Legal
System
1.00 Business ethics and         Cross and Miller, Chapter 4, “Ethics and Business
social responsibility *          Decision Making (Week 2)
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   Business TAG: Legal                               MTC Course
  Environment of Business
                                       Time Warner Entertainment Co. v Six Flags
                                       Over Georgia, L.L.C., 254 Ga. App. 598 (2002)
                                       In re Exxon Valdez, 296 F. Supp. 2d 1071 (D.
                                       Al. 2004)
                                       Securities and Exchange Commission v.
                                       WorldCom, Inc., 273 F. Supp. 2d 431 (S.D.N.Y.
                                       2003)

2.00 The nature of law and      Cross and Miller, Chapter 1 – “Business and Its Legal
sources of law in the United    Environment” (Week 1)
States*                                Schools of Jurisprudential Thought
                                       Business Activities and the Legal Environment
                                       Sources of American Law
                                       Primary Authority
                                       Reading and Understanding Cases

3.00 The judicial system of     Cross and Miller, Chapter 2 – “The Court System”
the United States.*             (Week 1)
                                       The Role of the Judiciary
                                       Bickford v. Onslow Memorial Hospital
                                       Foundation, Inc., 855 A.2d 1150 (Maine 2004)
                                       Bird v. Parsons, 289 F.3d 865 (6th Cir. 2002)
                                       State and Federal Court Systems

II. Civil Foundations of
Legal Environment of
Business
4.00 The basic torts relating to Cross and Miller, Chapter 12 – “Torts and Cyber Torts”
business enterprises.*           (week 4)
                                        The Basis of Tort Law (286)
                                        Business Torts (291-294)
                                        Mathis v. Liu, 276 F.3d 1027 (8th Cir. 2002)
                                        Intentional Torts Against Property (295-297
                                        Negligence (297-302)
                                        Martin v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 183 F.3d 770
                                        (8th Cir. 1999)
                                        Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad Co., 248 N.Y.
                                        339 (1928)
                                        Special Negligence Doctrines and Statutes (303-
                                        304)
                                        Cyber Torts (304-308)
                                        Carafano v. Metrosplash.com, Inc., 339 F.3d
                                        1119 (2003)
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  Business TAG: Legal                               MTC Course
 Environment of Business
                               Cross and Miller, Chapter 13 – “Strict Liability and
                               Product Liability” (week 4)
                                      Strict Liability and Product Liability
                                      Jarvis v. Ford Motor Co., 382 F.3d 33 (2nd Cir.
                                      2002)
                                      Ward v. Arm & Hammer, 341 F. Supp. 2d 499
                                      (D.N.J. 2004)
                                      Pelman v. McDonald’s Corp., 237 F. Supp. 2d
                                      512 (S.D.N.Y. 2003)

5.00 Different types of        Cross and Miller, Chapter 9 – “Contract Formation”
contracts and the requirements        Contract Law: Function, Elements, Types, and
for a binding, legal                  Third-Party Rights (week 3)
agreement.*                           Ardito v. City of Providence, 263 F. Supp. 2d
                                      358 (D.R.I. 2003)
                                      Lucy v. Zehmer, 196 Va. 493 (1954)
                                      Baer v. Chase, 392 F.3d 609 (3rd Cir. 2004)
                                      Hamer v. Sidway, 124 N.Y. 538 (1891)
                                      Blackmon v. Iverson, 324 F. Supp. 2d 602 (E.D.
                                      Pa. 2003)
                                      Roberts v. Century Contractors, Inc., 162 N.C.
                                      App. 688 (2004)

                               Cross and Miller, Chapter 10 – “Contract Performance,
                               Breach, and Remedies (week 3)
                                      Performance, Discharge, Breach, and Remedies
                                      Jacob & Youngs v. Kent, 230 N.Y. 239 (1921)
                                      Shah v. Cover-It, Inc., 86 Conn. App. 71 (2004)
                                      Hadley v. Baxendale, 156 Eng. Rep. 145 (1854)
                                      Green Park Inn, Inc. v. Moore, 149 N.C. App.
                                      531 (2002)

6.00 The importance of         Cross and Miller, Chapter 14 – “Intellectual Property”
property in the legal          (week 5)
environment of business*              Trademarks
                                      The Coca-Cola Co. v. The Koke Co. of America,
                                      254 U.S. 143 (1920)
                                      Cybermarks
                                      Playboy Enterprises, Inc. v. Welles, 279 F.3d
                                      796 (9th Cir. 2002)
                                      Patents
                                      Copyrights
                                      Bridgeport Music, Inc. v. Dimension Films, 383
                                      F.3d 390 (6th Cir. 2003)
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   Business TAG: Legal                               MTC Course
  Environment of Business
                                       A&A Records, Inc. v. Napster, Inc., 239 F.3d
                                       1004 (9th Cir. 2001)
                                       Trade Secrets

                                Cross and Miller, Chapter 25 – “Land-Use Control and
                                Real Property”(week 5)
                                       The Nature of Real Property
                                       In re Sand & Sage Farm & Ranch, Inc., 266
                                       Bankr. 507 (D. Kan. 2001)
                                       Ownership Interests in Real Property
                                       Private Control of Land Use
                                       Webster v. Ragona, 776 N.Y.S.2d 347 (2004)
                                       Public Control of Land Use
                                       United Artists Theatre Circuit, Inc. v. Township
                                       of Warrington, Pennsylvania, 316 F.3d 392 (3rd
                                       Cir. 2003)
                                       Kelo v. City of New London, Connecticut, 125
                                       S.Ct. 2655 (2005)

III. The Regulatory
Environment of Business in
the United States (*Cover at
least five of the nine topics
listed under category III.
7.00 Legal Procedure            Cross and Miller, Chapter 2 – “The Court System”
                                (Week 1)
                                       Judicial Procedures
                                       Phansalkar v. Andersen Weinroth & Co., 356
                                       F.3d 188 (2nd Cir. 2004)

8.00 Product Liability and      Cross and Miller, Chapter 13 – “Strict Liability and
Advertising                     Product Liability” (week 4)
                                       Strict Liability and Product Liability
                                       Jarvis v. Ford Motor Co., 382 F.3d 33 (2nd Cir.
                                       2002)
                                       Ward v. Arm & Hammer, 341 F. Supp. 2d 499
                                       (D.N.J. 2004)
                                       Pelman v. McDonald’s Corp., 237 F. Supp. 2d
                                       512 (S.D.N.Y. 2003)

                                Cross and Miller, Chapter 23 – “Consumer Protection”
                                (week 6)
                                       Deceptive Advertising
                                       Labeling and Packaging Laws
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                                    Sales
                                    Credit Protection
                                    Johnson v. MBNA America Bank, N.A., 357 F.3d
                                    426 (4th Cir. 2004)
                                    Consumer Health and Safety
                                    United States v. Mirama Enterprises, Inc., 387
                                    F.3d 983 (9th Cir. 2004)
                                    State Consumer Protection Laws
                                    ForSaleByOwners.com v. Zinnemann, 347 F.
                                    Supp. 2d 868 (E.D. Cal. 2004)


9.00 Debtor—Creditor         Cross and Miller, Chapter 15 – “Creditor-Debtor
Relationships                Relations and Bankrutpcy” (week 6)
                                    Laws Assisting Creditors
                                    Shanks v. Lowe, 364 Md. 538 (Md. C.A. 2001)
                                    Suretyship and Guaranty
                                    JSV, Inc. v. Hene Meat Co., Inc., 794 N.E.2d 555
                                    (Ind. C.A. 2003)
                                    Debtor Protection
                                    Bankruptcy and Reorganization
                                    In re Lamanna, 153 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 1998)
                                    In re Savage, 311 Bankr. 835 (1st Cir. 2004)

10.00 Agency, Partnerships   Cross and Miller, Chapter 16 – “Sole Proprietorship,
and Corporations             Franchises, and Partnerships (week 7)
                                    Sole Proprietorships
                                    Hsin Ten Enterprise USA, Inc. v. Clark
                                    Enterprises, 138 F. Supp. 2d 449 (S.D.N.Y.
                                    2000)
                                    Franchises
                                    Kerl v. Dennis Rasmussen, Inc., 273 Wis. 2d 106
                                    (2004)
                                    Partnerships
                                    Cap Care Group, Inc. v. McDonald, 149 N.C.
                                    App. 817 (2002)
                                    Moren v. Jax Restaurant, 679 N.W.2d 165
                                    (Minn. C.A. 2004)

                             Cross and Miller, Chapter 17 – “Limited Liability
                             Companies and Limited Partnerships” (week 7)
                                    Limited Liability Companies
                                    Kaycee Land and Livestock v. Flahive, 46 P.3d
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                                  323 (Wy. 2002)
                                  Kuhn v. Tumminelli, 366 N.J. Super 431 (2004)
                                  Limited Liability Partnerships
                                  Smith v. Fairfax Realty, Inc., 82 P.3d 1064 (Utah
                                  2003)

                           Cross and Miller, Chapter 18 – “Corporations” (week 7)
                                  Corporations
                                  Salt Lake Tribune Publishing Co. v. AT&T
                                  Corp., 320 F.3d 1081 (10th Cir. 2003)
                                  In re Flutie New York Corp., 310 Bankr. 3
                                  (S.D.N.Y. 2004)
                                  Investor Protection and Corporate Governance
                                  Disney v. Walt Disney Co., 857 A.2d 444 (Del.
                                  2004)

                           Cross and Miller, Chapter 19 – “Agency” (week 8)
                                  Agency
                                  Cousins v. Realty Ventures, Inc., 844 So.2d 860
                                  (La. C.A. 2003)
                                  McBride v. Taxman Corp., 327 Ill. App. 3d 992
                                  (2002)
                                  In re Selheimer & Co., 319 Bankr. 395 (E.D. Pa.
                                  2005)

11.00 Employment           Cross and Miller, Chapter 20 – “Employment
Relationship and Equal     Relationships” (week 8)
Employment                        Employment at Will
                                  Worker Health and Safety
                                  Income Security, Pension, and Health Plans
                                  Medical and Family Leave
                                  Nevada Department of Human Resources v.
                                  Hibbs, 538 U.S. 721 (2003)
                                  Employee Privacy Rights
                                  CITGO Asphalt Refining Co. v. Paper, Allied-
                                  Industrial, Chemical, and Energy Workers
                                  International Union Local No. 2-991, 385 F.3d
                                  809 (3rd Cir. 2004)
                                  Employment Related Immigration Law

                           Cross and Miller, Chapter 21 – “Employment
                           Discrimination” (week 9)
                                  Civil Rights Act of 1964
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                                  Conway-Jepsen v. Small Business
                                  Administration, 303 F. Supp. 2d 1155 (D. Mont.
                                  2004)
                                  Pennsylvania State Police v. Suders, 542 U.S.
                                  129 (2004)
                                  Equal Pay Act
                                  Discrimination Based on Age
                                  Discrimination Based on Disability
                                  Flowers v. Southern Regional Physicians
                                  Services, Inc., 247 F.3d 229 (5th Cir. 2001)
                                  Defenses to Employment Discrimination
                                  Affirmative Action

12.00 Environmental Law    Cross and Miller, Chapter 24 – “Environmental Law”
                           (week 5)
                                  Common Law Actions
                                  Federal, State, and Local Regulation
                                  Air Pollution
                                  Water Pollution
                                  Toxic Chemicals
                                  Hazardous Wastes
                                  Carson Harbor Village, Ltd. v. Unocal Corp.,
                                  270 F.3d 863 (9th Cir. 2001)

13.00 Anti-trust Law       Cross and Miller, Chapter 26 – “Antitrust and
                           Monopoly” (week 8)
                                  Market Power
                                  The Common Law and Restraint of Trade
                                  The Origins of Federal Antitrust Legislation
                                  Overview of Major Federal Antitrust Laws
                                  Enforcement of the Antitrust Laws
                                  U.S. Antitrust Laws in the Global Context
                                  Exemptions
                                  Clarett v. National Football League, 369 F.3d
                                  124 (2nd Cir. 2004)
                                  Monopolies
                                  United States v. Microsoft Corp. 253 F.3d 34
                                  (D.C. Cir. 2001)
                                  Nobody in Particular Presents, Inc. v. Clear
                                  Channel Communications, Inc., 311 F. Supp. 2d
                                  1048 (D.C. Colo. 2004)

                           Cross and Miller, Chapter 27 – “Antitrust and Restraint
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                               of Trade” (week 8)
                                      Restraint of Trade: Overview
                                      Horizontal Restraints
                                      Vertical Restraints
14.0 Securities Regulation     Cross and Miller, Chapter 28 – “Investor Protection and
                               Corporate Governance” (week 7)
                                      The Securities and Exchange Commission
                                      The Securities Act of 1933
                                      The Securities Act of 1934
                                      Corporate Governance
                                      Regulation of Investment Companies
                                      State Securities Laws
                                      Online Securities Offerings and Disclosures

15.0 Administrative Law        Cross and Miller, Chapter 6 – “Administrative Law”
                               (Week 2)
                                      Administrative Agencies: Creation, Process, and
                                      Accountability
                                      Hemp Industries Ass’n. v. Drug Enforcement
                                      Admin., 357 F.3d 1012 (9th Cir. 2004)
                                      Federal Trade Comm’n. v. Ken Roberts Co., 276
                                      F.3d 583 (D.C. Cir. 2001)
                                      Vonage Holdings Corp. v. Minnesota Public
                                      Utilities Comm’n., 290 F. Supp. 2d 993 (D.
                                      Minn. 2004)

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asterisk (*) are considered
essential and must be taught
as part of the TAG.
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