Video Name   Video Description
  Video 1:   Jurisdiction in Cyberspace   The software company finds it is being sued by a customer in Montana, but the company claims that it doesn’t do any business in Montana.
  Video 2:   Con Law: Monitoring employee email and Internet usage   Con Law: Monitoring employee email and Internet usage.
The constitutional right to privacy protects us from government intrusions. Thus, employers in the private sector are free to monitor their employees in any number of ways, subject only to specific state laws.
  Video 3:   Free Speech: Constitutional Issues   The right to free speech is guaranteed in the constitution. When an individual chooses to speak freely about a business there are legal consequences involved.
  Video 4:   Privacy in Information Sharing   Solicitation of potential customers, by phone or direct mail, is a common practice for businesses to generate interest in their products. But when the solicitation list is procured under questionable circumstances, the "common practice" may be a problem.
  Video 5:   Negligence and Assumption of Risk   Stores have a duty to keep their premises safe for customers. When customers put their own safety at risk, the liability situation can change.
  Video 6:   Misappropriation   An advertising company is just about to film a commercial using the likeness of Marilyn Monroe, but they have not received permission to use Marilyn image in the shoot. Are they misappropriating her image?
  Video 7:   Product Liability   The software start-up discusses whether to offer other products for sale on its web site, but disagree about whether to sell cigars. Should they be concerned about the seller’s liability in selling such a product?
  Video 8:   Intellectual Property: Patents & Trade Secrets   Both patents and trade secrets are forms of intellectual property. A patent is a right, granted by the government, to exclusive use of an invention. As a government granted right, the details of a patent are part of the public record. Trade secrets, on the other hand, consist of valuable unique processes, formulas, or ideas that are protected by virtue of the fact that they are kept confidential.
  Video 9:   Intellectual Property: Trade Name   The name of your business is an important intellectual property right. When the name of your business is subject to confusion with another business, a dispute may occur.
  Video 10:   Choosing a Business Name and a Domain Name   A start-up software company finds that there are others who have similar business and domain names. What options do they have for resolving the conflict?
  Video 11:   Intellectual Property: Permissions in Cyberspace   The software company has set up a web site that uses deep links to another site. Do they need permission from the linked site to put them into a frame?
  Video 12:   Nature & Classification of Contracts: Unilateral Contract  

Unilateral contracts are formed by a promise and an act. The offeror makes a promise in exchange for a particular act. As of the time of the offer, only the offeror has made an enforceable promise; the offeree is not bound to do anything. However, if she chooses to, she can then bind the offeror by doing the requested act. Unilateral contracts should be contrasted with bilateral contracts, which feature a promise in exchange for a promise.

  Video 13:   Conditions of a Promise  

Conditional promises can be useful to protect parties from unnecessary obligations. When conditions are co-dependent, finding an ultimate agreement can be difficult.

  Video 14:   Offer and Acceptance  

Contract negotiation requires a meeting of the minds. When offers are modified and conditioned, sometimes the minds don’t match up to each party’s expectation.

  Video 15:   Agreement & Consideration: What is consideration?  

Consideration is defined as "legal value, bargained for and given in exchange for an act or promise." Legal value, in turn, consists of doing or promising to do something one has no legal obligation to do, or not doing or promising not to do something that one has a legal right to do.

  Video 16:   Capacity & Illegality: Exculpatory Clauses  

Exculpatory clauses are routinely enforced, assuming we are not dealing with exculpatory clauses drafted by common carriers, or contracting parties who have a public or statutory duty. In upholding an exculpatory clause, the court will focus on whether the clause is knowingly and voluntarily entered into by both parties.

  Video 17:   Defenses of Contract Enforceability: Fraudulent Statement  

Reliance is an element of proof in a fraud case. It consists of belief and action. We can generally prove that someone relied on another's untrue statement by finding evidence that the party believed the false assertion or promise, and then acted on it to his or her detriment.

  Video 18:   Mistake  

An advertised price often constitutes a valid unilateral offer. But when a mistake occurs, that offer may be subject to change.

  Video 19:   Third Party Rights & Discharge: When is a breach material?  

The most basic way of determining whether you have a material breach of a common law contract is to ask whether the non-breaching party got substantially what she bargained for. If she did not, the breaching party's performance is not substantial, and the breach is deemed material. Other factors might also be considered.

  Video 20:   Third Party Beneficiaries  

Assignment of rights to proceeds is a common business practice. When the assignment is derived from illegal activity, the practiced may not be perfect.

  Video 21:   Breach & Remedies: Attorney fees recoverable?  

The general rule on recovery of attorneys' fees, called the "American Rule," is that they do not constitute damages and are not awarded to the party who wins a lawsuit. This rule can be overcome by a specific statute or by a contract provision providing for an award of fees to the prevailing party in litigation arising out of the contract.

  Video 22:   Breaches and Remedies  

Contracting for a skilled service with time constraints can be pressure packed for both parties. When the skilled worker breaches to work on a better job, the remedy for that breach is troublesome.

  Video 23:   E-Contracts: Agreeing online  

In this regard, contracts online and on paper are the same. Under ordinary circumstances, one who signs a contract, or otherwise accepts an offer, is generally bound by all of its terms. However, there are some situations in which the court might be persuaded to invalidate a provision that the reasonable consumer would not have expected to be there.

  Video 24:   Formation of Sales & Lease Contracts: Common Law vs UCC  

We determine whether the common law or the UCC governs a contract consisting of both goods and services by determining which htmect of the contract predominates, goods or services. This is a critical threshold consideration, because the substantive law of the UCC differs from the common law in many important respects.

  Video 25:   International Sales and Lease Contracts   The advertising firm ordered a quantity of jalapenos from Mexico. When the shipment arrived, the advertiser found that the full quantity was not delivered.
  Video 26:   Sales and Lease Contracts: Price as a Term   The software company has ordered equipment, but the price was not specified in the agreement. Now the equipment company says there was no contract and therefore will not deliver the equipment.
  Video 27:   Risk of Loss  

Delivery of goods are one thing; acceptance another. When a store is faced with delivery of non-conforming goods, who accepts the loss?

  Video 28:   Warranties and Product Liability: Hot Coffee  

In this type of personal injury suit, you could probably pursue a number of different product liability theories of recovery. These could include contract theories like express warranty or the implied warranty of merchantability. They might also include tort theories, such as negligence or strict liability.

  Video 29:   Warranties  

Contracts are built on promises, warranties and expectations. When a customer’s expectations do not match to the store’s delivery, a dispute is likely to occur.

  Video 30:   Negotiable Instruments   The advertising company is out of cash and needs to pay for booth space at a trade show. They discuss whether they can use a vendor contract as security for a loan.
  Video 31:   Negotiability & Transferability: Indorsing Checks  

Banks require all checks, including bearer instruments, to be indorsed because the indorsement creates indorser liability for the indorsing party. Also, it is more efficient and safer for a bank to have a policy requiring indorsement of all checks rather than for tellers to make individual assessments of whether checks are order or bearer instruments.

  Video 32:   Secured Transactions: More than one creditor can claim  

Yes, debtors frequently grant more than one lien on the same collateral. For example, one creditor might be granted a purchase money security interest in collateral that is also covered by a prior creditor's floating lien on after-acquired property. This conflict is resolved by Article 9's lien priority rules.

  Video 33:   Secured Transactions   Since the advertising company is in default on a loan, its bank threatens to repossess the firm’s editing equipment.
  Video 34:   Agency: Agency vs Power of Atty  

A power of attorney is a written document that creates an express agency relationship. So an attorney-in-fact acting under a written power of attorney is an agent. There are various types of powers of attorney, which are defined differently in terms of their scope, term, and intended use.

  Video 35:   Agency and Respondeat Superior  

Third party liability flows through the agent to the principal. When the agent has acted outside the principal’s authority, the imputed liability is not so clear.

  Video 36:   Drug Testing of Employees  

Employee drug testing from the point of view of both the employer and employee. When an employee is randomly screened for drugs, what are the legalities involved?

  Video 37:   Electronic Surveillance of Employees  

Is the monitoring the actions and conversations of an employee the employer’s right? Are personal rights violated when on is electronically monitored by management?

  Video 38:   Employer’s Duty of Care and Compensation  

What is an employer’s responsibility to their employees? Is it mandatory or voluntary to compensate an employee for working overtime or for an injury sustained while on the job.

 

Video 39 :

  Monitoring Employee Email   The advertising company terminates an employee because he shared company secrets with a competitor. How did the company find out? They monitored the employee’s email.
  Video 40:   Employment at Will   The advertising company fires one of its employees, but the reason is not clear. Can the firm use the Employment at Will concept in this way?
  Video 41:   Employment Discrimination Law: ADA and Title VII in foreign offices  

Yes, U.S. employment discrimination laws do apply to protect American citizens employed abroad. This is true whenever the employer is a U.S. entity or is controlled by a U.S. entity, and when there is no foreign law to the contrary. The ADEA and Title VII also apply to foreign entities who employ American citizens in this country.

  Video 42:   Age Discrimination  

Is age or experience a valid qualification when hiring for an open position. When a person’s age becomes a factor in perspective job performance the law reflects the complexities.

  Video 43:   Corp Formation: Going Public  

A privately held company goes public by selling small fractional ownership interests, known as shares of stock, to the public for the first time. This is usually done by way of an initial public offering, or IPO. Not all shares will thereafter qualify to be traded on public exchanges.

  Video 44:   Mergers and Acquisitions   The advertising company is about to be acquired, and there is an issue about what the acquiring company has said to the press. Misleading statements to the press could affect the value of the acquisition, and may unfairly enrich some parties at the expense of others.
  Video 45:   LLCs/LLPs: Why would an LLC choose to be taxed as a corp?  

The ability to avoid double taxation is only one of the advantages of the LLC form of business organization. Members of an LLC might choose to be taxed at the corporate rate if their individual tax brackets are higher than the corporate tax rate and they would prefer to reinvest their earnings in the business.

  Video 46:   Corporation or LLC: Which is Better?   The software start-up thinks about changing its structure from a partnership, but can’t agree on whether it should become a corporation or an LLC.
  Video 47:   Ethics: Business Ethics an oxymoron?  

Business is not amoral. Businesses that act ethically can and do succeed in the marketplace. Like all human activity, business is dependent upon at least a basic set of moral standards. And in the long run, since unethical conduct is detrimental to relationships and reputation, ethical corporate conduct can be a competitive advantage.

  Video 48:   Advertising Communication Law: Bait and Switch  

Advertising sales and promotions are utilized to draw the customer’s attention and to bring them into a business. What are the legal ramifications if the advertised item is altered or replaced with another product?

  Video 49:   Consumer Protection  

In selling a vehicle, or other large ticket items, a seller often checks the buyer’s credit history. When credit is denied, the seller should be prepared to back-up the denial.

  Video 50:   Family Related Issues  

The need may arise for an employee to take an extended leave of absence. When the employee temporarily vacates their position, employment issues and rights are brought to the forefront.

  Video 51:   Environmental Regulation  

Car dealers are occasionally called upon to conduct state government inspection. When they do, they cannot ignore the test results on their customers vehicles.

  Video 52:   Antitrust: Category killers and price discrimination  

Technically this is price discrimination. However, not all price discrimination is illegal under federal laws. There are three defenses to a charge that a business has discriminated in pricing between different purchasers of commodities of like grade or quality. These are "meeting the competition," "changing conditions," and "cost justification."

  Video 53:   Personal Property and Bailments  

Entrusting property to another can raise issues of fiduciary duties. When a lack of care is evident, trust can be broken as well as property.

  Video 54:   Accountant’s Liability   An independent accountant is asked to prepare financial statements for the advertising firm. However, the advertising firm claims there is no time to check a list of assets, and asks the accountant to finalize the statements without verification of the assets.
  Video 55:   International: Letter of credit  

The documentary letter of credit, or commercial credit, simply allows the parties to insert two banks in the collection process. This gives the seller more assurance that she will be paid after she ships the goods, and the buyer more assurance that he will receive the goods after he pays for them. But the exchange is not simultaneous.

  Video 56:   Jaws: The Bite That's Right  

Keeping the Beaches Open

  Video 57:   Midnight Run  

Liability: Contract Negotiation, Formation, Statute of Frauds
Hiring a Bounty Hunter

  Video 58:   The Family Man: Does the Suit Make the Man?  

Hard Choices: Tradeoffs
Buying a New Suit

  Video 59:   Parenthood  

Discrimination Law.
A Broken Promise

  Video 60:   Double Indemnity  

Insurance
An Accident Policy

  Video 61:   The Money Pit  

Ethics in Negotiation: Contract Formation
Hiring a Plumber

  Video 62:   Bowfinger  

Ethics in Negotiation: Misrepresentation
"A Go Picture!"

  Video 63:   Casino  

Ethics in Negotiation: Gifts and Conflicts
Getting Even With the High Rollers

  Video 64:   The Family Man  

Employment Law
Jack Sells Himself

  Video 65:   Fast Times at Ridgemont High  

Risk of Loss
A Delivery to IBM

  Video 66:   The Jerk  

Intellectual Property
The Invention

  Video 67:   The River  

Auctions, Bankruptcy, Article IX
The Auction

  Video 68:   Mary Tyler Moore  

Employment law (first show first season – the Lou Grant (Edward Asner) interview with Mary)

  Video 69:   Breaking Away  

Others do get ahead by cheating (Scene in which the Italian racing team switches his gears on a hill, gesture rudely, then uses their tire pump to get him out of the race)

  Video 70:   Twelve Angry Men  

Court system; Role of juries

  Video 71:   Matilda  

Contracts; misrepresentation (Scene in which Matilda's father explains to Matilda how to make a bad car look good and sell)

  Video 72:   Cinderella Man  

Regulatory agencies; ethics (Scene in which Russell Crowe tries to repay the welfare money he has received after he is back on his feet financially)

  Video 73:   Field of Dreams  

Default/ creditor rights; (Scene in which Kevin Costner's character's brother-in-law tries to talk him into selling his property.)

  Video 74:   Notting Hill  

Shopkeepers' privilege, torts (Scene in the beginning in which Hugh Grant catches a shoplifter on his security camera and confronts him)

  Video 75:   Hoosiers  

Lines you would not cross; individual safety (Scene in the quarter finals in which a player’s stitches are pulled, and the coach tells the doctor to patch the player up, against the doctor’s advice.)

  Video 76   Real World Legal: Jack's Restaurant, Scene 1  

A corporate VP shares information about an upcoming merger with a trusted bartender who passes the information on to one of his employees.

  Video 77:   Real World Legal: Jack's Restaurant, Scene 2  

A restaurant owner prepares to sell his business to two employees and they disagree on a few critical issues.

  Video 78:   Real World Legal: Jack's Restaurant, Scene 3  

When a hard working bus boy gets overlooked for a promotion to a waiter position, he suspects it is because his boss thinks he's gay.

  Video 79:   Real World Legal: Pharzime Corporation, Scene 1  

A pharmaceutical company marketing vice president tries to gain the support of a vice president of regulatory affairs for his marketing strategy for a new drug use.

  Video 80:   Real World Legal: Pharzime Corporation, Scene 2  

A new pharmaceutical sales rep confides his anxiety about an aggressive marketing strategy for off label uses of an FDA-approved drug to a veteran sales rep.

  Video 81:   Real World Legal: Pharzime Corporation, Scene 3  

A pharmaceutical sales rep pitches new uses of a patented drug to a doctor and invites him to serve as an advisor for the drug's potential new uses.

  Video 82:   Real World Legal: JJ Camera Shop, Scene 1  

A disabled employee at a large retail chain is informed that her hours have been reduced due to slow performance.

  Video 83:   Real World Legal: JJ Camera Shop, Scene 2  

When a Muslim employee inquires about a promotion to the sales floor, her hijab causes issues.

  Video 84:   Real World Legal: JJ Camera Shop, Scene 3  

A store manager and VP from the corporate office discuss whom to hire for a new tech position, someone from the U.S. or an Indian born employee.

 

 
 


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