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Right v. Right

Fictional multinational corporation BSSL has faced a lot of ethically questionable situations recently. The Hon. Justice Potter Stewart defined ethics as “knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do.” Blue Star Steamship Lines (BSSL) has recently found itself involved in several situations where their legal rights […]

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The FCC’s Cross-Ownership Ban

Although this post is mainly about the FCC’s cross-ownership ban, the last paragraph deals with a fictional company that wants to become involved in the newspaper and television industries. As a possible player in both industries, they must take a stance on the FCC’s ruling. In 1975, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a rule […]

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Discrimination v. Individual Merit

When the case of Crone v. United Parcel Service, Inc. (2002) is discussed, it is summarized as a UPS dispatcher being denied a promotion because her supervisor felt the truck drivers would make her cry. This description plays our own perceived stereotypes that women are somehow not as strong as men. The assumption that the […]

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This post deals with a fictional company (BSSL) and it’s New Orleans-based casino. The casino has recently become the target of terrorist actions against Arab-Americans and Middle Eastern nationals. In a situation where a company is being threatened to discriminate against an ethnic group, there are legal and ethical considerations to be addressed. Although the […]

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900 Numbers: Disputes and Implications

This post deals with a fictitious telecommunications company (Appalachian Bell) and its policy of acting as a billing service for 900 numbers. 900 number services is an industry well-regulated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The regulations imposed by the FTC have implications for both public and private law. A company providing these services has […]

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