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  • Essay From Railroads to Microsoft: Monopolies in America

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    help to later produce new agencies that would and bring realization of the hazardous effects of monopolies and the havoc the bring (Rise of monopolies 1996). In more recent years, the Microsoft Corporation has repeatedly been accused of having a monopoly on the software market (Rise of monopolies 1996). Microsoft

  • Essay on Persuasive Speech: Frivolous Lawsuits Are Out of Control

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    Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience that frivolous lawsuits are out of control in America Introduction: A. Attention Getter 1. We've all heard the story about the woman who spilled scalding hot coffee on herself and then successfully sued McDonald's. But we've also heard reports of burglars suing homeowners after injuring themselves during a robbery. Most of us laugh off these stories as urban legends made to show the ridiculousness of frivolous lawsuits, but you might be surprised

  • Frivolous or Not? Two Law Suit Case Studies

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    Introduction Liebeck vs. McDonald’s was a known case in the early 90’s because to most it was a frivolous case and an easy way for one to get rich. The case involved a 79 year old woman who happened to have spilled hot coffee onto her lap purchased from McDonald’s and then suffered severe third degree burns. The woman was then presented with millions of monies covering the damages she incurred. In addition to the above case, the Chung vs Pearson, was also known to be a frivolous case which took

  • Essay on Tort Reform

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    Tort Law and Cases: A Comparison of Two Cases and Their Potential Frivolity8/22/2010 | Introduction “A tort is a civil wrong resulting in injury to a person or property”; that is brought before a court to compensate the injured party (Bagley & Savage, 2010, pg 251). In order to prove an intentional tort, the following conditions must be met: 1) Intent 2) Voluntary act by the defendant 3) Causation 4) Injury or Harm. The following tort cases, Pearson v. Chung and Liebeck

  • America 's Civil Justice Reform

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    McDonald’s in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She spilled the coffee on herself and received third-degree (full thickness) burns. She sued McDonald’s and was originally awarded almost $3 million in damages. This case is a perfect example of frivolous litigation and is one of the reasons some Americans think there needs to be civil justice reform. Facts Liebeck was riding as a passenger in her grandson’s car. After receiving her order, he pulled up and stopped so Liebeck could put cream and sugar in

  • Pearson and Mcdonal Lawsuit Analysis Essay

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    Pearson and McDonald’s Lawsuit Analysis Samantha Penico University of Maryland University College, AMBA 610 Executive Summary There are two major lawsuits which the main populace has defined as frivolous. One of those cases is the McDonald’s split coffee case. This is the case where the plaintiff spilled her coffee and was rumored to sue McDonald’s for 2.7 million dollars and win. The other’s case is the Pearson dry cleaning case where a man sued Chung Dry Cleaner’s 54 million dollars for

  • The Self Centered, Me Mentality, A Character Flaw That Many Americans Struggle With Their Own Lives

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    A self-centered, me mentality, is a character flaw that many Americans struggle with. Consider the man that was cautioned by his mother to become financially stable in his life before having children. He did not heed her advice and created three children before completing college. The choices he made resulted in him working long hours, paying endless amounts of child support, and having no time for a social life of his own. He chronically complains and while he created his own storm, he got upset

  • Sherman Antitrust Case Study

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    As many other students can attest to I was quite young while this case was going on. Now going back to research this topic sheds a lot of light onto things I did not understand at the time. The lengthy legal battle began in 1998 when Microsoft was accused of partaking in illegal behavior that violated many details laid out in the Sherman Antitrust Act. Illegal behavior such as making their Internet browser a bundle deal with their operating system of their windows computers. The case would first

  • Analyzing The Companies Microsoft And Apple Using The Swot Analysis

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    companies Microsoft and Apple using the PESTEL analysis. PESTEL stands for: Political, Environmental, Social, Technological, Economic, and Legal. Microsoft and Apple are the two leading brands of the personal computer market. Although they both are highly in demand for essentially the same products, both companies have strategized their business in such a way to advertise their items uniquely. Microsoft was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. Since the start of the company, Microsoft has had

  • Assessing Microsoft's Corporate Strategy Development and Governance

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    Corporate Strategy Development and Governance Introduction Microsoft has one of the most pervasive portfolios of software applications, services and products globally, equally effective in gaining and keeping customers in the consumer, small business and enterprise markets. The series of broad business models that comprise the company require intensive levels of governance, risk and compliance management (Ali, Green, 2012). Microsoft operates in over 160 different nations and needs to balance the