Cary Mason is an attorney representing John Doe, who was paralyzed in a one-car

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Cary Mason is an attorney representing John Doe, who was paralyzed in a one-car accident. Mr. Doe is married with 2 small children. He is 32 years old. His wife is currently spending all her time taking care of her husband. Mr. Doe was driving a car made by the Acme Corporation. A part of the car’s axle made by Acme broke. Mr. Mason brings a lawsuit on Mr. Doe’s behalf, claiming that Acme knew there was a problem with the part but did not fix it. There have been several other accidents caused by the breaking of this axle part around the country. At trial, the jury returns a verdict in favor of Mr. Doe and awards him $15,000,000 in damages. Acme appeals the verdict. Oral arguments are heard by a three-judge panel of the state Supreme Court. While waiting for the decision, a friend of Mr. Mason that works for one of the judges tells Mr. Mason, and shows him convincing evidence, that the three judges are split on this case. One judge will decide in Mr. Doe’s favor; one will decide against Mr. Doe; and one is undecided. Your friend further states that for the sum of $250,000, the “undecided” judge will decide in favor of Mr. Doe and he will win the case. If he wins, Mr. Mason’s fee will be 1/3 of $15,000,000. If he loses, he receives no money at all from Mr. Doe. Additionally, if Mr. Doe wins, ACME will most likely have to do a recall on their defective axles, thereby perhaps saving other members of the public from injury and death that may be caused by this defective axle in the future. I want you to assume the following facts as true: 1) There is no chance for a settlement. 2) If Mr. Mason pays the money, no one will find out about it. He will get in no trouble. 3) If Mr. Mason does not pay the money, the “undecided” judge will vote against Mr. Doe and Mr. Doe will lose the case. 4) There is no opportunity to go to the police and try to get the judge in trouble for soliciting a bribe. 5) Legally speaking, the decision is a very close call. Any judge could rule either way and be on safe legal ground. 6) This is the last court that will rule on this case. No further appeal is available. Using all the ethical concepts that are found in your textbook chapter on ethics and that we covered in class, discuss: How, if Mr. Mason is trying to act “ethically”, he would handle this situation and why? To do well, you will discuss all the ethical concepts (with examples) you have learned from the above materials. These concepts include, but are not limited to an analysis and discussion of: 1. The definition of business ethics. 2. Duty-based ethics (such as religion, principle of rights, Kantian ethics, and the golden rule). 3. Outcome based ethics (this would include utilitarianism and cost-benefit analysis). 4. Corporate social responsibility (this would include concepts such as the three questions to ask for every business decision: profitable, legal, ethical; maximum versus optimum profits; the various stakeholders affected by a business decision; and corporate citizenship). 5. The importance of ethical leadership and what you would do yourself in this situation based upon your own personal moral and ethical compass. STYLE: Length: 2-4 pages, typewritten. Format: Double-spaced with 1” margins using 12-14 point font. Grading/Rubric: Definition of business ethics-4 points Definition/discussion of duty-based ethics-4 points Definition/discussion of outcome-based ethics-4 points. Definition/discussion of corporate social responsibility-4 points Discussion of the importance of ethical leadership and defining your own personal ethical and moral compass-4 points Style: Conformity to directions, legibility, grammar, and spelling-5 points Total=25 points The text for our class is: Frank B. Cross and Roger LeRoy Miller. Legal Environment of Business (University of North Georgia) (Cengage Learning, 10th edition, 2017). (ISBN: 978-1-337-09390-3).

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