Business Law 24187

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The withholding of material information in a contract relationship is an ethical issue as
well as misrepresentation.
Hilton was under intense financial pressure at the time it hired former Starwood
List the factors that determine the tone at the top.
Unwritten rules of conduct are part of our normative standards.
Give the ways we avoid facing ethical dilemmas.
Those who hit a car in a parking lot without being seen and don"t leave a note are
Kantian in their ethical standards.
Bribery of foreign officials is prohibited by U.S. companies.
Stanford University medical researchers conducted a study on the correlation between
the use of fertility drugs and ovarian cancer. Their study, published in the American
Journal of Epidemiology, concludes that the use of the fertility drugs, Pergonal and
Serophene, may increase the risk of ovarian cancer by three times. The lead author of
the studies, Professor Alice Whittemore, stated, "Our finding in regard to fertility drugs
is by no means certain. It is based on very small numbers and is really very tenuous."
FDA Commissioner David Kessler would like the infertility drug manufacturers to
disclose the study findings and offer a warning on the drug packages. He notes, "Even
though the epidemiology study is still preliminary, women have a right to know what is
known. We're not looking to make more of this than there is."
If you were a manufacturer of one of the drugs, would you voluntarily disclose the
study information?
Most ethical lapses are sudden and not foreseen.
Checking the books and records of an organization is one method for establishing the
legitimacy of its claims.
During the 1990s, Goldman increased it standards for profitability before doing an IPO.
The Theory of Justice is the same as the Categorical Imperative.
Discuss the impact when researchers do not disclose their financial ties to companies
whose products they are researching.
Describe the damage to Nestle's reputation following the decision to market infant
formula in third-world countries.
JC Penney missed signals on its buyer who was taking kickbacks.
Making your rules assuming you don"t know which side you will be on in any given
dilemma is the Theory of Justice.
Kant believes so long as you do the right thing, it does not matter what your reasons
E-mail can be obtained during discovery when a company is in litigation.
John Stuart Mill wrote The Moral Sentiments of Markets.
Plato believed one cannot make ethical decisions without first developing virtue.

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