BUGusa, Inc Case Scenarios
December 22, 2014
University of Phoenix Material
BUGusa, Inc., Worksheet
Use the scenarios in the Bugusa, Inc., link located on the student website to answer the following questions.
Scenario: WIRETIME, Inc., Advertisement
Has WIRETIME, Inc., committed any torts? If so, explain.
Yes, the tort that was committed is called deformation of character. This happens whenever a person or company uses or publishes false information about another person or company without sufficient evidence in order to ruin his or her credibility. There is no sufficient evidence to support that the software was developed with low quality parts or that the product only has a life span of 1 month.
Scenario: WIRETIME, Inc. (Janet)
Has WIRETIME, Inc. committed any torts? If so, explain.
No, WIRETME only made Janet offers. The ultimate decision was Janet’s to make. There was no law that forced Janet to talk to WIRETIME. It was her personal decision to continue communication, forward a copy of her contract, and decide to accept the offer that was presented.
Scenario: WIRETIME, Inc. (Steve and Walter)
Discuss any liability BUGusa, Inc., may have for Walter’s actions.
As an employee of BUGusa, Inc., Walter is a stakeholder in the business. His actions, although illegal were for the benefit and welfare of BUGusa, Inc. Initially, BUGusa, Inc., was responsible for setting the standards for employee's to follow. "Setting ethical standards gives an organization’s employees context for executing business operations. This gives more clarity to strategic planning by identifying preferred values and ensuring organizational behaviors are aligned with those values. This effort includes identifying the values, developing written policies and procedures to align behaviors with preferred values, and then training all personnel about the policies and procedures" (Melvin, 2011, p. 107). Despite...