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University of Missouri-Kansas City Bloch School of Business MGT 306 (Section 0001) Spring 2012 Semester Legal, Ethical & Regulatory Environment of Business Office Hours: Before or after class or by appointment Tuesday, Thursday Bloch School, Room 12 8:00 am to 9:15 am Roger L. Hiatt (Lecturer) Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP 1201 Walnut, Suite 2900 Kansas City, Missouri 64106-2150 Telephone: 816-691-3373 Preferred E-mail: rhiatt@stinson.com UMKC Email: hiattr@umkc.edu MGT 306, SPRING 2012, EXAM I Page 1 of 20 ADMIN01/900999.00295/12404462.6 True/False 1. Statutory law is a minor source of US law. ANS: F 2. Hall was arrested for burning the United States' flag in a protest of governmental policy. His action is protected under the First Amendments guarantee of free speech because the flag burning is considered symbolic speech. ANS: T 3. Jane, a resident of Minnesota, is suing Arthur, an accountant, from Wisconsin, claiming that because of his poor advice, she lost $ 60,000. Jane has the option to bring the case to federal court. ANS: F 4. Researchers who study happiness find that people expect material goods to make them happier than they actually do. ANS: T 5. Misleading commercial speech may be outlawed altogether without violating the Constitution. ANS: T 6. It is a violation of United States law for a U.S. company for a U.S. person to pay money to a foreign governmental official in order to obtain favorable commercial advantage from that foreign government. ANS: T 7. In order for a plaintiff to prevail in a suit for slander, the plaintiff generally must prove some injury. ANS: T University of Missouri-Kansas City Bloch School of Business MGT 306 (Section 0001) Spring 2012 Semester Legal, Ethical & Regulatory Environment of Business Office Hours: Before or after class or by appointment Tuesday, Thursday Bloch School, Room 12 8:00 am to 9:15 am Roger L. Hiatt (Lecturer) Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP 1201 Walnut, Suite 2900 Kansas City, Missouri 64106-2150 Telephone: 816-691-3373 Preferred E-mail: rhiatt@stinson.com UMKC Email: hiattr@umkc.edu EXAM I (Continued) Page 2 of 20 ADMIN01/900999.00295/12404462.6 8. Robert was a witness in a lawsuit. When asked why he fired Eva, Robert replied, "she was fired for stealing money from my office." Indeed, Eva had not stolen any money. Eva will be able to successfully sue Robert for defamation based on what he said in court. ANS: F 9. A salesclerk at Mannys Record Store observed a customer look at a classic heavy metal LP from the 1970s and discretely put it in her backpack. Mannys can detain the customer for suspicion of shoplifting without being held liable for false imprisonment. ANS: T 10. If Gloria threw a rock which hit Merle, she is liable for an intentional tort of battery only if she intended to injure or harm Merle.... View Full Document

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