Week 1 3.5 business ethics

Week 1 3.5 business ethics - information is hearsay This...

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3.5 Business Ethics - The National Enquirer, Inc., is a Florida corporation with its principal place of business in Florida. It publishes the National Enquirer, a national weekly newspaper with a total circulation of more than 5 million copies. About 600,000 copies, almost twice the level in the next highest state, are sold in California. The National Enquirer published an article about Shirley Jones, an entertainer. Jones, a California resident, filed a lawsuit in California state court against the National Enquirer and its president, who was a resident of Florida. The California lawsuit sought damages for alleged defamation, invasion of privacy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. 1. What kind of paper is the National Enquirer ? This paper deals with news that is related to the entertainment business. This would be why there are articles about people who are in entertainment and a lot of their
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Unformatted text preview: information is hearsay. This would be why a lawsuit could be a possibility with their publishing. 2. Was it ethical for the National Enquirer to try to avoid suit in California? No, since the person they are slandering is in California and because of this, they will have to respect the jurisdiction of the person initiating the lawsuit. When you are going to say something that someone could find to be a case to start a lawsuit for alleged defamation, invasion of privacy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, you better understand the consequences. 3. Are the defendants subject to suit in California? Why or why not? Yes, they are being targeted and they are living in the state, so they are starting a lawsuit from their state to a party in another. They have the right to defend their case from their state as they are the one that has an issue over what another party has done to their name....
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