Business Law problem module 1 - Copy

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Christopher Brooks Saturday, August 20, 2011 Bus 340 Ethical and Legal Issues in Business Professor James Goff Module One Problems and Problem Cases Problem 6 Tyson believed that it should not have been liable, that the awards of damages were excessive and unsupported by evidence, and that the inadmissible evidence and improper conduct had tainted the proceedings. What courses of action may Tyson pursue? (Business Law: The ethical, global, and e-commerce environment). The first course of action for Tyson to do is to appeal the trial court’s decision. Instead of receiving new evidence or otherwise retrying the case, appellate courts review the record of the trial court proceedings. Although appellate courts correct legal errors made by the trial judge, they usually accept the trial court’s findings of fact. Appellate courts may affirm the trial court’s decision, reverse it, or affirm parts of the decision and reverse other parts. One of three things ordinarily results from an appellate court’s disposition of an appeal: (1) the plaintiff wins the case; (2) the defendant wins the case; or (3) the case is remanded (returned) to the trial court for further proceedings if the trial court’s decision is reversed in whole or in part. For example, if the plaintiff appeals a trial court decision granting the defendant’s motion to dismiss and the appellate courts affirm that decision, the plaintiff loses. (Business Law: The ethical, global, and e-commerce environment). On the other hand, if an appellate court reverses a trial court judgment in the plaintiff’s
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