DE BUAD 209 Business Law Assignment 1 and 2 Guidelines

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DE BUAD 209 Business Law

 

Assignment 1 and 2 Guidelines and

Assignment 1 Instructions

 

 

COURSE ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW

 

This course has 3 types of assessment activities:

 

  • Sixteen online quizzes which examine your knowledge and understanding of the business law theories, concepts and rules found in all the chapters in the Yates, et al, text;

 

  • Two assignments which will test your ability to apply a range of theories, concepts and rules in business law;

 

  • A final exam which tests your knowledge, understanding and application of business law theories, concepts and rules as presented in the Yates, et al, text.

 

 

ASSIGNMENT 1 and 2 GUIDELINES

 

The two assignments have the same format and each consists of two elements:

 

  • Your responses to Chapter Questions (as directed below) taken from chapters in the text; and

 

  • Your responses to questions relating to Cases and Discussion Questions (as directed below) taken from chapters in the text.

 

Each assignment will require you to submit a formal report of your responses as a Word document appended to an email submitted to the course site no later than the deadline published in the Assignment Schedule.

 

There is no formal minimum or maximum length for your reports but you should expect that a minimally satisfactory response for each question will be at least 100 words and at least 200 words for each case and discussion question.  You may exceed this minimum but a satisfactory response is not likely to be less than the minimums stated above.

 

Assignment 1 will test Chapters 1 to 9 in the 9th and 10th edition of the Yates, et al text and consists of 10 questions and 5 case and discussion questions.  Assignment 2 will test Chapters 10 to 16 and consists of 10 questions and 5 case and discussion questions.  Each assignment is worth 20 final marks in the course.  The marks for each assignment will be split equally between each element, ie, responses to questions will be worth 1 mark each and responses to case and discussion questions will be worth 2 marks each.  Responses will be assessed on their comprehensiveness (80%) and professionalism (20% – grammar, spelling and writing style).

ASSIGNMENT 1 INSTRUCTIONS

 

Submit a report containing your responses to the following questions and case and discussion questions based on Chapters 1 through 9 in the 9th and 10th edition of the text by the deadline published in the Assignment Schedule.  Your report must be submitted as a Word document through the Assignment 1 drop box on the Moodle course site.  Do not submit PDF’s.

 

Questions:

 

  1. Explain and discuss three ways lawyers bill their clients. Which of the three is most commonly used?

 

  1. Using the principles of stare decisis, explain how judges determine whether or not they are bound by another judge’s decision in a similar case.

 

  1. List and describe the principal advantages of alternative dispute resolution.

 

  1. Distinguish between defamation, trade slander, and deceit, indicating in what situations each would be used.

 

  1. Why is the case of Haig v Bamford considered important in the recent development of tort law?

 

  1. Explain the role of implied terms in a contract. Who has the power to imply terms into a contract?  When will the power be used?

 

  1. Give five examples of contracts deemed by the courts to be against public policy and describe the effect of such a designation.

 

  1. Explain how fraudulent, negligent and innocent misrepresentations differ. Identify the remedies that are available for each type of misrepresentation.

 

  1. Distinguish among duress, undue influence, and unconscionability and give examples of each.

 

  1. Distinguish between specific performance and injunction. Explain the restrictions on their availability.

 

10th Edition Case and Discussion Questions:

 

Chapter 2, Case 2, p 61:  Dartmouth/Halifax v Sparks;

 

Chapter 4, Case 3, p 133:  369413 Alberta Ltd v Pocklington;

 

Chapter 5, Case 1, p 177:  Roper v Gosling;

 

Chapter 6, Case 1, p 206:  Wembley V ITEX;

 

Chapter 9, Case 4, p 301:  652013 BC Ltd v Kim.

 

 

9th Edition Case and Discussion Questions:

 

Case 4 – Dartmouth/Halifax v Sparks, Chapter 2, p 63;

 

Case 7 – Bell v MTS, Chapter 2, p 104;

 

Case 6 – 369413 Alberta v Pocklington, Chapter 4, p 141;

 

Case 6 – Citadel General v Vytlingam; Lumbermens v Herbison, Chapter 5, p 190;

 

Case 1 – Williams v Condon, Chapter 7, p 255.

 

 

A Caution about Plagiarism

 

Plagiarism is a serious academic offence that can result in significant negative consequences.

 

The Okanagan School of Business has a zero tolerance policy with respect to plagiarism and you are cautioned to be very careful not to commit plagiarism when responding to assignments like this.  Plagiarism can take a number of forms in this type of assignment including but not limited to:

 

  • Submitting the work of another student as your own;

 

  • Simply copying the contents of the text as it relates to the questions above; and

 

  • Paraphrasing the contents of the text without proper acknowledgement.

 

If you have any doubts about plagiarism as it applies to this assignment, do not hesitate to contact me for guidance.

 

 

DO NOT ask for an extension of the deadline for any reason other than valid medical circumstances.  Requests for medical extensions will only be considered if you notify me in advance of the deadline about the medical problem AND attach the work that you’ve done to that point in time with your notification AND support your request with a valid medical certificate presented to me . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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