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In Midler v. Ford Motor Co., Bette Midler sued Ford for unauthorized appropriation. Explain what appropriation is. Tell me what type of civil claim appropriation is and what a person has to prove to win damages for it. (short answer only)

Marianne Jennings wrote an article, “Why an International Code of Ethics would be good,” which was assigned to be read at the beginning of the course. As you have worked throughout this session, you should have considered this article and how it may or may not have impacted different situations in the world economic/business/legal/political environments.

Equal employment law is a prominent HR concern. In what ways do these laws affect HR practices positively? What do you perceive some negative consequences are? How do HR managers strike a balance between legal compliance and hiring qualified staff?

What is the difference between a trademark, copyright and patent? Can Harley Davidson patent the sound that a Harley makes? Could it be a trademark? Also see Harley-Davidson, Inc. v. Grottanelli,164 F.3d 806 (2d Cir. 1999) cert. denied 531 U.S. 1103 (2001)

What is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in 1998. Is it sufficient to protect copyright holders? Does it go too far?

Elaborate and discuss the role and impact the tax laws have made or could make in motivating and encouraging the shift towards the use of renewable energy and enhancement of green technology more effectively.

What is the administrative decision in Julia Fiona Roberts v. Russell Boyd Case No. D2000-0210? Do you agree? Would you get the same decision if the person were not a famous actress?

Judge: Handy, J. (What did the judge decide? What was His Opinion? What law he use–which “schools” of law: Natural law, Positivist view, Historical view, or Legal Realism view.? Did it change society?)  

Derrick Company establishes a stock-appreciation rights program that entitles its new president Dan Scott to receive cash for the difference between the market price of the stock and a pre-established price of $30 (also market price) on December 31, 2008, on 40,000 SARs. The date of grand is December 31, 2008, and the required employment

Are the exceptions to employment-at-will improvements to employment law? Why or why not?