BUGusa, Inc., Worksheet
Use the scenarios in the Bugusa, Inc., link located on the student website to answer the following questions.
Scenario: WIRETIME, Inc., Advertisement
Has WIRETIME, Inc., committed any torts? If so, explain.
It seems WIRETIME, Inc. (a relatively new competitor) committed intentional tort advertising negative information in a well-known industry magazine in regard to BUGusa, Inc.’s devices being low quality and stating the devices works for one month only. An intentional tort occurs when a party intentionally caused another party to suffer injury or damage (Larson, 2005). In this particular scenario, WIRETIME, Inc. posting an advertisement as such participated in a libel act. A libel act involves making defamatory statements in a fixed medium, such as a magazine or newspaper (Larson, 2005). Defamation is considered as an act of harming the reputation of a person or company by making false statements to another person or company (Larson, 2005).
Larson, A. (2005). Intentional Torts and Personal Injury. Retrieved from http://www.attorneys-usa.com/intentional/intentional.html
Larson, A. (2005). Defamation of Character. Retrieved from http://www.attorneys-usa.com/intentional/defamation.html
Scenario: WIRETIME, Inc. (Janet)
Has WIRETIME, Inc. committed any torts? If so, explain.
In this scenario, the Human Resource Manager at WIRETIME, Inc. has committed an intentional tort offering Janet a Head position with a 10% increase over Janet’s current salary and a $5,000 signing bonus if Janet agrees to join WIRETIME, Inc. It seems the Human Resource Manager at WIRETIME, Inc. has intentionally interfered by initiating actions contacting and communicating to Janet in the objective of employing Janet at WIRETIME, Inc. Although, Janet did inform the Human Resources Manager she is under contract for two more years. If Janet is fired or quits her position, under contract terms she cannot...