Bugusa, Inc. Worksheet LAW/421 Version 2
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BUGusa, Inc., Worksheet Use the scenarios in the BUGusa, Inc., link located on the student website to answer the following questions. Scenario: WIRETIME, Inc., Advertisement Has WIRETIME, Inc., committed any torts? If so, explain. In the case of WIRETIME, Inc., tort has been committed. Per the reading, “a tort is when one party has acted, or in some cases failed to act, and that action or inaction triggered a loss to be grieved by another party” (Melvin, 2011). WIRETIME, Inc., made a defamatory statement about Bugusa, Inc.’s reputation. WIRETIME, Inc., also enlisted an ad in a well-known magazine that enclosed a ...view middle of the document...
? Explain your answer. In a company parking lot if there is a crime committed majority of the time the employer or company is liable for what happens to the employee on company time. Since some of the lights were burnt out on the dock and there was no one there to assist the delivery person, BUGusa, Inc. would be liable for the robbery and vandalizing. The company needs to make sure that there are enough working lights to keep everything well lit and visible for employees and delivery personal. Strict liability is a must because the company is held liable for an act, regardless of the intent or willfulness. BUGusa, Inc. should have signs posted up to say that they are not responsible for any unsupervised or stolen property on the premises if they do not want to be held liable or responsible for what happens to employee vehicles while parked in their parking lot.
Scenario: BUGusa, Inc. (Randy and Brian) What defenses may be available to BUGusa, Inc.? Explain your answer. In this case it is obvious that both parties were at fault. Brian who was driving the delivery van owned by BUGusa, Inc. was speeding. Randy failed to yield properly at an intersection. Both were negligent and both may be required to pay for any damages. Courts looks for a number of factors in determining which driver was negligent. In this case, although BUGusa, Inc delivery van was traveling faster than the recommended speed limit, Randy is the main Tortfeasor because he did not follow traffic laws when he turned into oncoming traffic. The traffic rule is that the driver must yield to oncoming traffic, unless given a green arrow. Randy or his insurance company will have to pay for the damages caused to the BUGusa, Inc delivery van.
Scenario: BUGusa, Inc. (Sally) Sally may have a successful case against BUGusa, Inc., for what torts? Explain your answer. In this case, Sally may have a successful case against Bugusa, INC. for the negligence and strict liability torts. The negligence would be supported by the MacPherson rule. “A famous 1916 New York Court of Appeals decision, MacPherson v. Buick Motor Co., 217 N.Y. 382,...