The first step in preparing your case law analysis is to locate a published court decision and select an organization you believe would be impacted by the decision.
Choose a decision about tort law. To help you get started, use the Capella University Library Legal Research Library GuideLinks to an external site. and these well-known searchable databases of court cases. Try to imagine yourself as either the plaintiff or the defendant in the cases you review to make these cases meaningful to your life.
United States Supreme Court Cases.Links to an external site.
LII: Supreme Court: Most Recent DecisionsLinks to an external site..
Legal Topics.Links to an external site.
Oyez, Inc.Links to an external site.
Select an organization not a party to the case that you believe would be impacted by the court decision. It can be an organization you work for or have worked for, an organization you would like to work for, or some other organization
Once you have selected a business-related case involving tort law and an organization impacted by the decision, assume you’re a senior manager in the organization you selected and that you were asked to prepare an analysis of the court decision and brief the executive team of the organization about the impact the case might have on the company. Your briefing should include a summary of the case, as well as an evaluation of how the court’s decision impacts the organization from a business, legal, and ethical perspective.
Be sure to list your case citation in the References page at the end of your assignment.
Step 1: Exhibit information literacy skills as applied to business law.
Identify the court, the parties who are before the court, and the date of the decision.
Ensure that your briefing provides an accurate context in terms of who brought the lawsuit and the outcome of the case.
Report research from a recognized authority that adds insight into the meaning, history, or impact of the case with relevant legal research from credible databases or online sources.
Step 2: Summarize the facts and ruling of a legal case and its impact on businesses.
Provide a brief background and context associated with the case. Summarize the facts in no more than 1–2 paragraphs.
Identify the specific disagreement between the parties. Was there a dissenting opinion? If so, explain it.
Summarize the court’s ruling, including its rationale.
Analyze the impact of the case on businesses, including both negative and positive impacts.
Step 3: Explain how the court decision impacts legal and ethical compliance in a business environment.
Identify the ethical and legal implications for a business that were suggested by the court’s decision.
Discuss whether or not the conduct of a party in the case was ethical or unethical.
Propose and explain an ethical theory that describes why a party’s conduct was ethical or unethical.
Step 4: Explain how a legal case could impact a specific organization not a party to the case.
Explain the impact of the court’s decision on your selected organization. In light of the court’s ruling, how might the executive team of the organization make future decisions or policy?
Based on your executive audience, your executive briefing should be no more than three pages, in addition to the References page, and should be well organized and written in clear, succinct language. Follow APA rules for attributing content to sources that support your analysis and conclusions.
Your submission should meet the following requirements:
Written communication: Write in complete sentences free from errors that detract from the overall message.
Font and font size: Arial, 12 point.
Format and length: Double-spaced, 2–3 pages.
Citations: Include complete citations of your sources along with a References page. Review Evidence and APALinks to an external site. for more information on how to cite your sources.
Review the assignment scoring guide for details on how your assignment will be graded.
By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and scoring guide criteria:
Competency 1: Articulate the importance, context, purpose, and relevance of law in a business environment.
Summarize the facts and ruling of a legal case and its impact on businesses.
Competency 2: Evaluate key judicial concepts that influence the decisions related to business.
Explain how the court decision impacts legal and ethical compliance in a business environment.
Explain how a legal case could impact a specific organization not a party to the case.
Competency 4: Develop information literacy skills as applied to business law.
Exhibit information literacy skills as applied to business law.
Competency 5: Convey purpose, in an appropriate tone and style, incorporating supporting evidence and adhering to organizational, professional, and scholarly writing standards.
Convey purpose in an appropriate tone and style, incorporating supporting evidence and adhering to organizational, professional, and scholarly writing standards.