Liability Essays (Examples)

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Acme Fireworks Work-Related Decisions

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Introduction
As the manager of Acme Fireworks, it is my responsibility to use the best business practices going forward. With business beginning to grow, the need to address certain issues is now incumbent and some decisions need to be made quickly before any further steps in the business are taken. Specifically, the company now employees 15 workers but with so many larger orders coming in currently from big firms, there is a need to hire and train more workers: however, if the orders begin to dwindle in the future, there could be a problem with funds to pay for these new hired hands. Thus, the questions that need to be answered first and foremost are whether the current contracts with the big businesses regarding the putting on of a fireworks display will be governed by common law or by the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). It is also important to know…… [Read More]

References

Ang, J. S., Lin, J. W., & Tyler, F. (1995). Evidence on the lack of separation between business and personal risks among small businesses. The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, 4(2), 197.

Bernhard-Oettel, C., Sverke, M., & De Witte, H. (2005). Comparing three alternative types of employment with permanent full-time work: How do employment contract and perceived job conditions relate to health complaints?. Work & Stress, 19(4), 301-318.

Coleman, S. (2000). Access to capital and terms of credit: A comparison of men-and women-owned small businesses. Journal of Small Business Management, 38(3), 37-46.

Rogers, S. (2012). Essentials of Business Law. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

Smail, L. (1961). Basis of liability in fireworks accidents. Washington and Lee Law Review, 18(1), 144-150.


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Legal Briefs

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Travelers Indemnity Co. v. Stedman
Facts
At issue is the fact that a person named Stedman drew a number of forged checks. The money belonged to the American Lung Association. However, Stedman appropriated the money for herself to the tune of about $130,000. The American Lung Association had an insurance policy to cover losses of this nature, at least to a degree. To that end, Traveler’s covered the losses of the American Lung Association (Court Listener, 2018).
Issue
The issue in this case is the fact that Travelers (the insurer of the ALA’s funds) could go against Stedman personally for the checks and money that were stolen. Because Travelers lost the money on the insurance payout, they wanted to recover the money from Stedman, as that is the person who stole the funds (Court Listener, 2018).
Decision
Part of the case involved the fact that Merrill Lynch, a co-defendant that…… [Read More]

References

Court Listener. (2018). Travelers Indem. Co. v. Stedman, 895 F. Supp. 742 – CourtListener.com.

Court Listener. Retrieved 11 February 2018, from https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/1570449/travelers-indem-co-v-stedman/

FindLaw. (2018). FindLaw\\'s Supreme Court of Illinois case and opinions. FindLaw. Retrieved 11 February 2018, from http://caselaw.findlaw.com/il-supreme-court/1056181.html


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Liabilities in the Case at

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ecause the $750.00 was given as a donation to the non-profit organization, it will be viewed as an asset. Since the preparation of the tax return was given in exchange for the donation, it is considered a gift and thus not an asset.

Next, one must inquire as to whether the firm of Good and Good's liability should be measured at out of pocket cost, at full costs, or at market value? As has previously been explained, if sued for professional malpractice, the court is most likely to hold Good and Good liable for the full amount of damages to Mr. Pinchpenny that was caused by their professional negligence. Thus, Good and Good's liability is likely to be measured at market value.

The final question that needs to be asked is whether or not any amount in excess of what the firm of Good and Good intended to contribute to…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Aspatore Books Staff. (2005): Professional Liability Law: Leading Lawyers on Strategies for Minimizing Risk and Increasing Success in Professional Liability Suits. Aspatore Books, Inc.

Chorafas, Dimitris N. (2001): Liabilities, Liquidity, and Cash Management: Balancing Financial Risks. New York: Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Frey, R.G.G., Morris, Christopher W. (1991): Liability and Responsibility: Essays in Law and Morals. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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Starbucks the Short-Term Liabilities of Starbucks Are

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Starbucks

The short-term liabilities of Starbucks are $2.075 billion. The long-term debt is $549.5 million. Total long-term liabilities -- not the same thing as long-term debt -- are $899.7 million.

The market value of equity of Starbucks (market cap) is $31.17 billion.

The debt ratio of Starbucks is as follows: 2975.5 / 7360.4 = .404

The debt to equity ratio of Starbucks is as follows: 2975.5 / 4384.9 = 0.678

The short-term debt to equity ratio is as follows: 2075.8 / 4384.9 = 0.473

The short-term debt ratio is as follows: 2075.8 / 7360.4 = 0.282

The long-term debt to equity ratio is as follows: 899.7 / 4384.9 = .205

The long-term debt ratios is as follows: 899.7 / 7360.4 = .112

I believe that this debt ratio is healthy. There are two reasons for this. The first is that Starbucks has a low degree of leverage with a debt…… [Read More]

Works Cited:

MSN Moneycentral: Dunkin Brands (2011). Retrieved November 28, 2011 from http://moneycentral.msn.com/investor/invsub/results/statemnt.aspx?lstStatement=Balance&stmtView=Ann&symbol=DNKN

MSN Moneycentral: McDonalds (2011). Retrieved November 28, 2011 from http://moneycentral.msn.com/investor/invsub/results/statemnt.aspx?lstStatement=Balance&stmtView=Ann&symbol=MCD

MSN Moneycentral: Starbucks (2011). Retrieved November 28, 2011 from http://moneycentral.msn.com/investor/invsub/results/statemnt.aspx?lstStatement=Balance&stmtView=Ann&symbol=SBUX
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Accounting Contingent Liabilities Are Could

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Common buzz words management uses in regards to loss are, "Probable," "easonable," or "emote." Although these words can vary, management must be careful to provide an accurate account of the likelihood of loss and a reasonable estimate of loss. It is important to note that many contingent liabilities are not currently a liability but may become one in the event of adverse circumstances in the future. An example of an accounting journal entry for a contingent liability is listed below

Accounting Example:

A manufacturer of XYZ shoes provides products to various consumers worldwide. XYZ Company provides itself on excellent customer service. As such, it provides a one year warranty on its shoes. Using the company's proprietary information, they estimated that each shoe sod is equivalent to roughly $2 of warranty expenses. During the current year, XYZ Company sold 20,000 pairs of shoes. As it is probable that XYZ company will…… [Read More]

References:

1) Keenan, Denis.Accountancy; Jan1980, Vol. 91 Issue 1037, p91

2) Management Accounting: Magazine for Chartered Management Account; Jan97, Vol. 75 Issue 1, p10
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Warranties and Liabilities

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Ethics, Legal, Politics Case Studies

WARRANTY AND ENVIRONMENTAL LIAILITIES

reach of Warranty. A warranty is a part of a contract of the sale of certain goods (Farlex Inc., 2014). It is either an express or implied assurance that the purchased good or item will perform at a certain level of efficiency. The warranty is express when the seller or manufacturer affirms facts about the item being purchased. An implied warranty is fixed and enforced by law, i.e., the product liability law. This law guarantees or protects product quality or suitability for use, and merchantability. The Uniform Commercial Code covers these and other warranties (Farlex, Inc.). A case of product liability can occur when the buyer suffers in any way from the use of the product as a consequence of reliance or trust in the product and its warranties (Rot Law, 2011). The injured person can make a breach of warranty…… [Read More]

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Clark, C.K. (1993). Due process and the environmental lien: the need for legislative reform. Vol. 20 Issue 2, Boston College Environmental Lien Review: Law Digital

Commons. Retrieved on May 20, 2014 from http://www.lawdigitalcommons.bc.edu/cgi?article=1423&context=ealr/Vol20/issue2/2

Farlex, Inc. (2013). Legal dictionary. Retrieved on May 20, 2014 from . http://www.legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Breach+of+Warranty

Justia U.S. Law (1991). 947 F. 2d 1509: Paul D. Reardon and John e. Reardon, plaintiffs,
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Hba and the Building Trade the Liabilities of a Professional Association

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Non-Profit and for-Profit Ethical and Liability Issues

This paper examines the ethical and liability issues that non-profit corporations and for-profit businesses face, and compares them.

Non-Profit Corporations and For-Profit Business: Comparison of the Ethical and Liability Issues that are Faced by Both There have been a lot of scandals lately regarding large for-profit businesses. These scandals stem from both ethical and legal issues. Many of these scandals have resulted in lawsuits and even criminal proceedings against those who have been involved with them. The true extent of corporate liability is just beginning to be seen in our society. We are watching the large corporations of this country ever more closely now, in order to make sure that they are acting in an ethical manner. The corporations, for their part, are being extra careful in their actions and words, fully aware of the liability that they are under should anything they…… [Read More]

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WHEN MANAGED CARE FAILS TO CARE:[METRO Edition] (Jan 8, 2000).

Roanoke Times & World News p. A9 Roanoke Retrieved October 6, 2003, from ProQuest database. (Accession no.:47787202).
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Countertrade Advantages and Liabilities of

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Countertrading then is gaining in sophistication throughout developing nations' economies and becoming the foundation for procurement needs. The disadvantages of countertrading include the assigning of liability for the product on resale, interference between the countertrade contract and sales contract, in addition to currency fluctuation risks and pricing risks (Angelidis, Ibrahim, 2001). There are also the risks of non-performance the actual countertrade and the potential for fraud if these transactions are completed from long distances with relatively unknown trading partners.

eferences

Angelidis, J., Ibrahim, N (2001) Countertrading between United States and Western European firms: An empirical analysis of the benefits and pitfalls. International Journal of Management, 18(2), 252-259. etrieved February 5, 2008, from ABI/INFOM Global database. (Document ID: 76660806).

Kim, J., Choi, C., Millar, C., Hilton, B., Cheng, P (2006). Global sourcing partnerships and emerging MNC markets: a conceptual framework. International Journal of Services Technology and…… [Read More]

References

Angelidis, J., Ibrahim, N (2001) Countertrading between United States and Western European firms: An empirical analysis of the benefits and pitfalls. International Journal of Management, 18(2), 252-259. Retrieved February 5, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 76660806).

Kim, J., Choi, C., Millar, C., Hilton, B., Cheng, P (2006). Global sourcing partnerships and emerging MNC markets: a conceptual framework. International Journal of Services Technology and Management, 7(5/6), 463. Retrieved February 5, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1169443071).