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LAW 421 WEEK 4 BugUSA paper


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LAW 421 WEEK 4 BugUSA paper

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LAW 421 WEEK 4 BugUSA paper

LAW 421 WEEK 4 BugUSA paper

BugUSA designs manufactures and sells electronic recording devices. BugUSA has exclusive contracts with many state and federal law enforcement agencies.

Wiretime, a new company competing with BugUSA, placed an ad in a well-known industry magazine containing statements that BugUSA’s electronic recording devices were of low quality and did not work reliably. The ad ran for one month. Has WIRETIME, Inc., committed any torts? If so, explain.

Janet is the head of R & D at BugUSA. Wiretime’s HR director contacts Janet and asks her to come work at Wiretime. Janet states that she has a contract with BugUSA and shows the contract to Wiretime. The contract has another two years to run and states that Janet cannot work for a BugUSA competitor during the life of the contract regardless whether she is fired or leaves voluntarily. Wiretime’s HR director then offers Janet a 10% salary increase and a $5,000 signing bonus to work at Wiretime. Janet leaves BugUSA to work at Wiretime. Has WIRETIME, Inc. committed any torts? If so, explain.

Wiretime has sent one of its employees, Steve, to get a job at BugUSA. Not realizing that Steve was a spy for Wiretime, Steve is hired by BugUSA and put in the R&D unit. A security guard for BugUSA, Walter, learns that Steve really works for Wiretime and takes Steve to a small soundproof room and keeps him there for six hours. During that time, Walter continues to ask Steve what information he has provided to Wiretime. Walter tells Steve that he will hurt him if he does not tell everything. Steve finally tells Walter everything that Walter wants to know. Steve is then released. Discuss any liability BUGusa, Inc., may have for Walter’s actions.

The town where BugUSA’s offices are located have been experiencing a crime wave that is known to all the residents. Cars have been vandalized and some second shift employees have been robbed in the BugUSA parking lot. The receiving dock and parking lot are well lit but some lights have burned out. While waiting for the dock manager to return from lunch, a vendor was attacked and robbed and the parts being delivered were stolen. What defenses may be available to BUGusa, Inc.? Explain your answer.

Randy failed to yield the right of way at an intersection. Randy turned in front of a van owned by BugUSA and operated at the time by a BugUSA employee, Brian. The van struck Randy’s car. At the time of the accident, Brian was speeding. What defenses may be available to BUGusa, Inc.? Explain your answer.

Sally is a local police officer. While she was sitting in a van, monitoring the phone calls of a local crime boss, the BugUSA monitoring device she was using short-circuited and injured her. She was using an older model and an insulator that could have prevented the accident was not present because of production costs. New models not yet purchased by the town do have the insulator. Sally may have a successful case against BUGusa, Inc., for what torts? Explain your answer.

LAW 421 WEEK 4 BugUSA paper