Project 1 (Week 4)

This project requires you to identify
and analyze legal issues and to make recommendations based on one or more fact
patterns. The issues will relate to the concepts covered in weeks 1, 2, and 3
about the legal environment of business and business organizations.


1. Review Grading

2. Review the following
scenarios and provide in depth answers to the questions.

3. Submit completed assignment
in Word or PDF format to the Assignment Folder.

Report Format Requirements:

Label each Part of analysis, as
Part I A., Part I B., Part II A, Part II B

Analyses should be
comprehensive, fully supported/justified/explained, specific, and detailed in
rationale (this is a most important requirement of this project)

Analyses should be paragraph

All in text
citations must be in APA proper format

Part I A and Part
I B should each be a minimum of 2-3 paragraphs per part, but may be longer, for
a total of a minimum of 4 paragraphs total for Part I

Part II A should
each be a minimum of 3-4 paragraphs, but may be longer

Part II B should
be a minimum of 2-3 paragraphs, but may be longer

Use at lease one
relevant case FOR EACH PART, Part I and Part II; the cases may be assigned
reading cases or cases you research

Follow directions
for assignment closely

Read the following case

Case Scenario:Foods, Inc., a
large retail super market store that sells a variety of products, has had an
eventful week.

Part I:

There have been heavy rains in the area
all week. On Wednesday, a ceiling tile that had become wet from a leaking roof
in Foods due to the heavy rain storms earlier in the week fell and hit some
bags of peanuts causing the nuts to spill across the store aisle. Edie, a
customer, entered the aisle, slipped on the peanuts and broke her leg and arm.
The manager of Foods was unaware of the leaking roof and the wet ceiling tile
and unaware that the peanuts had spilled onto the store floor.

Part II.

On Friday, a small group of political
protesters carrying signs and quietly chanting were marching back and forth the
full length of the public sidewalk in front of Foods. Foods encompasses the
entire block by the public sidewalk with entry and exit doors located directly
in the center of the store building, and with privately owned parking in the
back of the store. Sometimes the protesters were at either of the two ends of
the sidewalk in front of Foods, and thus, not directly in front of the
entry/exit door doors to Foods. The protesters did not walk on or enter the
private parking lot owned by Foods; the protesters did not stop and congregate
in front of the store or its entry/exit doors at any time. The management of
Foods believed that the protestors were impeding the ingress and egress of
customers into Foods end therefore interfering with business. Foods called the
police to have the protesters removed.

The police did not arrest the protesters
but did require them to stop marching and move away from Foods.


Part I:

A. How likely is Edie to win a
negligence case against Foods for her injuries resulting from slipping on the
peanuts? Why?

B. Consider whether any, legal
defense(s) could be raised by Foods. Are any legal defenses likely to be
successful in negating liability for Foods? Why or why not? (Tip: Stick only to
the facts in the case, do not assume any facts not given.)

Part II:

A. The protesters want to sue
the City for violation of their constitutional rights. Specifically, what legal
claim could the protesters sue for and why?

B. Could the protesters be convicted
of trespassing against Foods? Why or why not?