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The Daubert Standard in Barefoot v. Estelle

The Daubert Standard provides for opposing motions, as well as judicial discretion, in certain cases involving the presentation of ostensibly scientific testimony presented at trial. The standard grew out of a series of cases in the 1990s in which so-called 'expert scientific testimony' was crucially questioned by counsel. In common...

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Case Study Analysis: The Enrique Camarena Case

Special Agent Enrique Camarena worked with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) from 1974 through his abduction and murder in 1985 (Drug Enforcement Agency, n.d.). Special Agent Camarena was in Guadalajara, Mexico investigating a narcotics ring. After uncovering the drug trafficking ring that was headed by Rafael Caro Quintero, Special Agent...

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Anti-Miscegenation Statutes in the US

Case 1: McLaughlin v. FloridaThis case was heard in 1964, and in it the court heard an appeal by Dewey McLaughlin, who was trying to overturn a conviction handed him for co-habiting (sharing an apartment) with Connie Hoffman, a white woman. McLaughlin argued that he was not black- despite his...

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Funny Face Case Study

According to rules of jurisdiction, a lawsuit can be filed against an individual with regard to the place where they live or conduct business (Ryngaert, 2015). The three individuals Chris, Ian and Matt all live in California and conducts business in Florida. According to the rules of jurisdiction, Donald Margolin...

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Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley

There have been several laws that have been passed to regulate the American financial companies. In 2002, the Congress passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act while in 2010, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Amendment (Kerschberg, 2011). The two legislation have a significant influence on the practices of American companies....

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Case Study-Joe Hero

Duty of Care A duty of care is an obligation that a person behaves towards other people with cautiousness, consideration, awareness and good sense that a fairly sensible person in the same situation would. If an individual acts in a manner that does not meet these basic requirements, then their...

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Black v. Littlejohn Case Analysis

Issue of the CaseThe defendant, a licensed physician, operated on the plaintiff on October 1, 1978. On 16 August 1982, the plaintiff realized that the operation the physician performed on her was unnecessary because there were alternative drugs that could have treated her condition. The defendant denied the charges, insisting...

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Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union

Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union was a First Amendment case that sought to establish whether two provisions of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) of 1996 violated the First Amendment of the US Constitution (Watts, 2010, p. 256). The two provisions prohibited the display of patently offensive and indecent online...

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Case of Palko v. Connecticut (1937)

In what originated as a case to determine the level of criminality concerning the actions of Frank Palko, who was indicted on first degree murder charges by the State of Connecticut eventually emerged as a challenge concerning the constitutionality of the double jeopardy clauses that are contained within the Constitution...

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RJR Macdonald Inc V. Canada (Attorney General) 1995 3 SCR 199, Vanlii 64 (SCC)Parties

Parties The case has two appellants: the first appellant is RJR Macdonald Inc and the second appellant is Imperial Tobacco Ltd. The defendant is the Attorney General of Canada. The two motions of appeal were consolidated and heard together in the Quebec Supreme Court. Facts The provisions of the Tobacco...

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The Fourth Amendment And Case Law

The fourth amendment of the US Constitution prevents search and seizure without a warrant in many cases unless there is probably cause to assume that an individual is violating the law (McInnis, 2010). Evidence that law agents collect during an unlawful search and seizure is not admissible as evidence. This...

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Google Wins a Major Court Battle against Oracle

The world of business is one that is filled with scandals and controversies. Some businesses operate dependently, while others operate independently. Nonetheless, in one way or another, every business needs to use the products or services of another business in order to enhance their operation. Using the products of others...

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The Tesco Scandal: Financial and Accounting Fraud

Tesco PLC is a multinational company whose headquarters is located in the United Kingdom, and deals with consumer products such as groceries and general merchandise, with retail outlets in different parts of Asia and Europe (Ahmed, 2014). The company has enjoyed a perfect reputation and a larger command of the...

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Auto Insurance Fraud Case

Auto insurance fraud is very real, with thousands of cases being submitted daily (Car Documentary Videos, 2013). In order to understand what auto insurance fraud is and how it affects a population or society, it is necessary to not only define and describe the process, but to make the concept...

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Enron Fraud Case & Sarbanes – Oxley

Enron fraud case is widely investigated by the experts in financial sector. The collapse of this company in the end of 2001 is regarded as an important lesson and experience for other organizations on the importance of application of the professional and work ethics (Albeksh, 2016). The beginning of the...

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Paradise Lost Fraud Case

One clear lesson learned from the Paradise Lost case is the importance of extensive and clear documentation in preventing and/or punishing instances of fraud. For example, one of the strongest and potentially successful elements of Bob’s defence strategy was to capitalize on the irregularities in documentary evidence that resulted from...

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Europe’s Enron: Royal Ahold., N.V. Case Study

Summary of the CaseThe company was started in 1887 as Heijn purchased “a small grocery store from his father, which “was located in Oostzaan,” found on “the Dutch peninsula known as North Holland, also one of The Netherlands provinces” (Knapp & Knapp, 2007). Heijn was known as being “frugal and...

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Ethical Analysis of Walt Pavlo’s MCI Scams

Background of the case Walt Pavlo began his employment at MCI in 1992 and quickly rose up to get the second highest position in the company’s finance department. In the period that he spent at the firm, Pavlo took part in some fraud cases on both the business as well...

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Case Of Alyeska Pipeline Services Company V. Wilderness Society

When it comes to the Case Of Alyeska Pipeline Services Company V. Wilderness Society, Justia states that, “Under the "American Rule" that attorneys' fees are not ordinarily recoverable by the prevailing litigant in federal litigation in the absence of statutory authorization, respondents, which had instituted litigation to prevent issuance of...

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Affirmative Action

The case, Regents of the University of California v. Bakke from 1978, was the first court ruling on affirmative Action. The University’s Medical School reserved 16 out of 100 spaces for students of color, thus allowing race to be a determining factor on college admission. The court’s decision was that...

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