The Buffalo Creek Disaster written by Gerald M. Stern helped me understand the different decisions a lawyer must go through to help their clients. The Buffalo Creek Disaster was a man-made disaster that occurred in February 1972. The Buffalo Creek Mining Company’s coal waste refuse pile collapsed, leaving over 125 people dead and 4,000 people mentally distraught. The Arnold & Porter law firm was reached out to by survivors for help and Gerald M. Stern was appointed as the lawyer for the case, who eventually won $13.5 million for the survivors.
In this situation I would not want to shut down any of my community based organizations. Knowing that the closure would lead to loss of jobs and affect the community as a whole. For starters I would look over our budget to see if there where any areas that I could possibly cut cost or do without. Going by a budget can also help you minimize risk for future obstacles. By eliminating unnecessary cost hopefully will increase funding so that layoffs will not be my only option. Other options that I would consider is cutting hours during the slow hours of the day.
As legally required The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated has a Code of Ethics and Code of Code of Business Conduct. The Code of Ethics and Code of Business Conduct assures compliance with the Sarbanes – Oxley Act for companies whose stock is publicly traded. The Code of Ethics and Code of Business Conduct also assures the success of The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated. The implementation of the Code of Ethics and Code of Business Conduct is pertinent to being an ethically and socially responsive business.
Throughout the centuries, humans have been attempting to find a way to power homes, cars, and other luxuries in the most efficient way possible. Coal and oil were two major sources that begin being exploited during the industrial revolution. Both have caused great controversy over the years from lawsuits to strikes. A new way to drill oil, hydraulic fracturing, was discovered and was an efficient means of drilling until its effects became prevalent. Also, when coal began to run out, a new method called mountaintop removal took hold, but continues to damage the earth. Ethical decisions are made every day in these industries. The question becomes, what is more important: making energy, making money, or a safe environment? In these two cases it
The week of October 12, 2015, I was challenged with an ethical issue. One of my responsibilities here at NSU-STEP as a social work intern is to administer intake- a process whereby data is collected from potential clients to determine eligibility. Through the process we often ask questions and collect sensitive information such as social security cards, birth certificates, income etc. Confidentiality is essential through this procedure because we are gathering sensitive information from the client. However, because we were very busy one afternoon my coworker and I were asked to conduct intake simultaneously in a small office with only one desk.
The Wilkerson Company started facing declination in profits due to the price cutting on their pumps. On the contrary, while the price pumps were decreasing to record numbers, the flow controllers, which controlled the rate and direction flow of chemicals, could increase its prices without significant loss or any competitive response. Wilkerson, his controller, and manufacturing manager developed an activity-based cost model (ABC) to better comprehend the various demands that each product line makes on the organization 's indirect and support resources. Exhibit 1 showed us our operating results, Exhibit 2 showed us our product profitability analysis, Exhibit 3 displayed our product data, and Exhibit 4 was a compilation of the monthly
This movie “Erin Brockovich” present few number of business ethical issues. This film is based on true story and demonstrates few business ethical issues for their own profit. The movie describes the story of Erin Brockovich who is a struggling single mother who becomes connected to Ed Masry’s law firm because of an unfortunate car accident, and begins working at the law firm out of desperation for an income. As she spends time filing papers as a clerk, she becomes interested in the human nature of the medical cases and persuades Ed Masry to allow her to investigate further. Erin spends numerous hours examining these cases and finds a link to between the community members of Hinkley, CA and a company by the name of Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), who have a plant in Hinkley.
The case study that I chosen is the Conflict of Interest: Case study 2. As it mentioned in the case study, Hardeep who is the IT manager in a government department with more than 500 staff members and six branches across the Australia. He received the two offers from company A and company B of proposal (RFP) for the procurement of the software for the new ERP system. Now he is in an ethical dilemma when he has to choose the best offer, as he found out the offer who made by Mandeep is the general manager of company B is his best friend. He discovered that the offer from company A is better than company B. He realized that company B’s software may require more modification where increase the total cost. To resolve this conflict of interest, I would like to use Thomas White’s Framework. Thomas White’s framework for ethical decision making should be more useful to deal with situations in dilemma.
Ethics is, in my opinion, one of the most discussed topics of all times. According to BusinessDictionary.com (), ethics are the “[…] basic concepts and fundamental principles of decent human conduct. It includes study of universal values such as the essential equality of all men and women, human or natural
Of the four options available to Angi, which is the most ethical? In the case, the most ethical would be to give it to the one who would be able to do the research. Angi has looked at the other three because of their personal need but never looked at Analisa and she seems to be the fittest with research experience and the ability to write well.
The article described details about the infamous Pinto fire case. The problem presents an insider account of the context and decision environment that the company cannot recall of defective vehicles. Therefore, the company give a cognitive script analysis of factors that seem like an explanation lead to decisions to improve this problem as well as a definitive study in unethical company behavior.
Sam Walton was able to shift a rural company into a worth billions of dollar corporation through hard work and dedication. His Strong leadership capability was the essential component that drove Wal-Mart into becoming a successful corporation. Sam Walton had many characteristics that made up a strong leader. The main characteristic that made Sam Walton successful in business were trait approach, style approach, skills approach, situational approach, and leader-member exchange theory. There are numerous characteristics that Sam Walton showed through his career, but the most important characteristics for him is the Trait Approach. There are five key leadership qualities that Sam Walton possesses which are self-confidence, integrity, determination, intelligence, and sociability.
Plant-wide allocation method - method of allocating costs that uses one cost pool, and therefore one predetermined overhead rate, to allocate overhead costs.
In this Enron Scandal ,several moral issues and values are being discussed .The moral issues is the misconduct of code of ethics by management level of a corporation , violation of code of professional ,ethical dilemma that faced by a management level when involved own interest .