CO1 Define the legal environment that is applicable to the business world.
CO2 Review basic business law concepts
CO3 Describe the litigation system in the United States
CO4 Apply legal concepts to business to business scenarios
CO5 Analyze the differences between major forms of intellectual property protection, and current ethical issues that arise under intellectual property law
CO6 Identify antitrust issues in business decisions
CO7 Analyze what a contract is, how a contract is formed, the types of law that govern contracts, the elements of common-law contract formation, and defenses to contracts
CO8 Identify various forms of business structure
CO9 Evaluate employment laws affecting business
CO10 Define ethical environment that is applicable to the business world.
CO11 Identify means to avoid alter ego liability
CO12 Evaluate how the Sarbanes Oxley Act applies to business.
Essay topic: Reflecting on the concepts you have studied in the course, discuss the legal and ethical issues surrounding Solyndra, the California based solar panel manufacturer. You will need to research the company through the University library. Your essay should include the following:
1) Incorporate two to three specific laws that apply to the situation.
2) Apply three general legal concepts that were discussed in the required readings, i.e. Appendix B or other materials from the required readings. Make sure you include in-text citations to the course materials, as failing to cite your sources will result in no credit in this section.
3) Discuss how the philosophy of economist Milton Friedman may have influenced the executives of the company.
4) Identify an ethical framework other than Free Market Ethics that applies to this situation and discuss how it may have influenced the executives of the company.
Your essay should be 1800 – 2450 words and in APA format. Use at least SEVEN credible sources for your essay, including at least two new sources from the University library (in addition to the course materials.)
You must support your statements with materials from the required readings in the course, as well as outside research. Cite your sources in APA format. An abstract is not needed. A great source for those unfamiliar with APA formatting is http://www.apastyle.org/learn/tutorials/basics-tutorial.aspx. All material must be appropriately cited with an in-text citation (author, date) and a reference page listing.