Legal Essay Questions- Business Law


Questions has to be answered as completely as possible in your own words. If sources are used it has to be cited but answers has to be mostly written in your own thoughts.



Review the case for Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, LLC, and answer the following questions: What would be the consequences if there was not a Supremacy Clause in the U.S. Constitution? Did Wyeth act ethically in denying liability in this case?  Why or why not?


Review the case for Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, and answer the following questions: Does the majority have the right to legislate what the minority should see and hear?  Why or why not?  Do violent video game producers act ethically in producing violent video games?  Why or why not?


Review the case for Snyder v. Phelps, and answer the following questions: Is the distinction between "public" and "private" concerns the proper test to determine whether the First Amendment shields specific speech?  Why or why not?  Can private concerns be turned into a public concern by carrying a sign that professes a public issue?  Why or why not?


Review the case for Brown v. Board of Education, and answer the following questions: It has been said that the U.S. Constitution is a "living document," that is one that can adapt to changing times.  Do you think this is a good policy? Or should the U.S. Constitution be interpreted narrowly and literally, as originally written?  Why?  Which school of jurisprudential thought best supports YOUR answers?  Why?


Review the case for Chanel, Inc. v. Banks, and answer the following questions: Do you think Banks acted ethically in this case?  Why or why not?  What special problems has the Internet created for trademark and copyright holders?


Review the case for Willsmore v. Township of Oceola, Michigan, and answer the following questions: Should the government be entitled to half the find?  Why or why not?  If you were in this situation, what would you have done???  Why?  


Review the case for Witt v. Miller, and answer the following questions: Did the Witts act ethically in claiming title to someone else's land?  Why or why not?  What should owners of property do to protect themselves from these types of adverse possession claims?  Explain

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