The Function and Role of Law in Society and Business

Incidentally it turns out that the costbenefit

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long and arduous law suit because of the cost of legal services. Incidentally, it turns out that the "cost/benefit analysis" that Ford submitted to the government was entirely bogus: the cost of fixing each car was not $11, but merely one dollar (Dowie, 1977). It took the law to right this horrendous wrong. The same positive function of the law in society can be found in the case from the case given for reading, Cipollone v. Liggett Group, Inc. , 505 U.S. 504 (1992). This was also a Supreme Court case where the court held that the warning on the box of cigarettes did not preclude suit by smokers against tobacco companies. Here, the function of the law in the tobacco business acted to keep businesses in check, and let them know that even though they
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THE FUNCTION AND ROLE OF LAW IN SOCIETY AND 4 have a lot of money, and even though they had a huge, successful business, they were not protected from all of their actions by simply placing a label on the box that read: WARNING: THE SURGEON GENERAL HAS DETERMINED THAT CIGARETTE SMOKING IS DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH. The role of the Law keeps big businesses from freezing out the little guy. The holdings in Pinto and Cipollone reflect that. Functions and role of law in your past or present job or industry. The function of law in my past employment was paramount. Actually its purpose was two-fold. I worked in the restaurant industry. We needed to retain an attorney at all times to make sure all regulations, OSHA requirements for example) were met, and to be available if any customers or employees sued the restaurant. The restaurant was run by individuals with great integrity and honesty, and hired only the best of employees. Hence, the retention of the attorney
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  • Spring '11
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