i Contracts will get sued if broken ii It is punished in the business world 1

I contracts will get sued if broken ii it is punished

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i. Contracts- will get sued if broken ii. It is punished in the business world 1. Being on time 2. Keep consistent across different roles 4. Doing no harm a. What kind of harm? i. All kinds of harm – do not harm anyone or anything in anyway b. Does it matter if it’s intentional or accidental? i. Intentional harm punished more harshly than accidental c. Does the law require us to do no harm? i. Yes, negligence and criminal ii. Assumptions 1. Violation harms society 2. No hierarchy of human value a. We don’t follow this c. A Higher Standard – duty to do good, sacrifice even more i. Components 1. Meet unmet needs a. Needs i. Primary 1. Anything that helps you survive, meet minimal functions ii. Secondary 1. Most of the gaps are here 2. Thrive in situation – extend quality of life b. Do we consider fault of needy person i. NO, very difficult ii. Doesn’t matter how they got there 2. Supplement role of gov’t a. How is this difficult? i. Don’t want to help gov’t do its job ii. Do indirectly a system in place to volunteer iii. Comm serv b. How big is gov’t job? i. Gov’ts job is very big c. How do non-profits factor in? i. People want to support nonprofit but not gov’t – they supplement the role
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3. Golden rule a. What is this? i. Treat others as you want to be treated b. Is there a better one? i. Treat others as they want to be treated, community perspective, avoids assumption 4. Avoid harm by omission a. Preventative action? i. Being passive, watching destruction happen – requires preventative action – duty to stop harm b. Willfull ignorance? i. Choose not to be aware of situation – inclination to leave sketchy situation – not ok – when we anticipate harm, ACT c. What is expected of specially skilled people i. Even higher standard – help dying standard ii. Doctor at dinner, heart attack next to you, help d. Decision making process i. Identify issues 1. Define problem narrowly 2. For the purpose of focusing on it more ii. Which rules apply 1. Can be legal rules, GAAP, marketing principles, medical treatment, etc 2. Analyze ethical issues: honesty, loyalty, keeping commitments, do no harm 3. Who owes which obligation to whom iii. Gather facts/info 1. Need information to be as complete and accurate as possible iv. Do conditions apply? 1. Does role make you less able to challenge authority 2. Is your duty less than others? v. Can you minimize conflict? 1. Try working out agreements with parties 2. Find compromises vi. Prioritize options? 1. Choose between obligations that need to be satisfied 2. Take into account degree and probability of harm a. Of everyone involved in the decision results vii. Make decision 6. Personal Property Law (Chapter 34) a. Personal property i. Defined: anything that is yours (not land or business) 1. Most of your property is personal 2. Some types of personal property will have a title attached 3. You either bought it, have it with you
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4. The Law: if you are in possession, it’s yours ii. Gifts of personal property 1. Intent to transfer ownership a. Need to CURRENTLY intend to give property i. Present intent 2. Delivery a.
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