"Prima facie" Essays and Research Papers

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  • Prima Facie and Rawls’ Justice Thoery

    I pretty agree with W.D. Ross’s idea of Prima Facie Obligations. Just like everything else in this world‚ there are different moral obligations‚ and some are weighed more than others. When we consider what we should do in the situation that several moral obligations conflicts‚ we should choose the one which is more important. Actually‚ this is a kind of consequentialism. To decide which moral obligation is more important is by comparing the severity of consequence of each obligation. For example

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  • Prima Facie Case Of Discrimination: Film Analysis

    conflicting documentary evidence that I believe render their explanation as unreliable. I am urging EEOC to move forward with the investigation of my charge. I strongly believe now more than ever that I am being discriminating upon. To establish a prima facie case of discrimination based on sex‚ race‚ or national origin‚ I‚ the Claimant must establish that (1) belongs to a protected class; (2) was qualified for and performing my job satisfactorily; (3) suffered an adverse employment action; and (4) similarly

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  • Prima facie Duties and Ross's Theory of Right Conduct

    Prima Facie Duties and Ross’s Theory of Right Conduct “There are other beings in this world whose condition we can make better in respect of virtue‚ or of intelligence or of pleasure” (Ross). W.D. Ross was a philosopher who developed the Theory of Right Conduct. The seven prima facie duties are central in Ross’s Theory of Right Conduct. The purpose of these duties is to determine what people ought to do in questionable moral situations. “A prima facie duty is a duty that is binding (obligatory)

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  • Introduction to Occupier's Liability in Singapore

    Introduction to Occupier’s Liability in Singapore Occupier’s liability refers to the liability of an occupier of premises arising from the defective conditions or unsafe activities on the premises which result in injury or damage to the plaintiff. In Industrial Commercial Bank v Tan Swa Eng His Honour Lai Kew Chai J rightly held that “the law of occupiers’ liability in Singapore is derived from English common law”. However‚ statues on occupier’s liability in the England are not applicable to

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  • Positive Attitude

    the cure of disease and (3) the prolongation of life. 2. Prima Facie Duties Prima facie duties are attributed to W.D. Ross. In an attempt to unite specific aspects of nonconsequentialism with those of utilitarianism‚ Ross determined that in deciding between ethical alternatives to a problem‚ the options must be weighed according to the duties that would be fulfilled by performing or not performing each option. Ross described prima facie duties as being intuitive and conditional. He defined intuition

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  • Soliven V Makasiar Case Digest

    considering these cases were same in character. In these consolidated cases‚ 3 principal issues were raised: 1) whether or not petitioners were denied due process when information for libel were filed against them although the finding of the existence of prima facie case was still under review by the Secretary of Justice and‚ subsequently‚ by the President; 2) whether or not the constitutional rights of petitioner Beltran were violated when respondent RTC judge issued a warrant for his arrest without personally

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  • The Money Doctor

    1. Is “The Money Doctors” a partnership‚ and if so‚ who are the partners? Main Issue: To identify if “The Money Doctors” is a partnership and if so‚ who are the partners of the business. Relevant Law: Partnership is the relation which subsists between persons carrying on a business in common with a view of profit. There are four conditions in which all must be satisfy are the followings: Agreement Partnership relationship may be formed by deed‚ in writing‚ verbally and lastly by inference

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  • Duty of Care

    The law of negligence has the potential to impose wide liability on defendants. The approach of the courts has traditionally been to try control the scope of allowable claims in negligence and to limit their bounds while balancing the rights to compensation of plaintiffs and the rights of defendants not to be disproportionately burdened. Elias CJ’s quote raises an interesting question about the emphasis of the courts in the formula they have developed to test actionable negligence. Similarities

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  • Sexism by Cudd and Jones: Distribution of Opportunities to Men and Women

    systematic inequality and give a general example that‚ “if the distribution of opportunities systematically deprives women of what is offered to‚ men‚ and there is no apparent overriding reason which justifies such a distribution‚ then we have a clear prima facie case of sexism.” They then go on to give background information on language‚ experience‚ and recognition of sexism. There are many different levels of sexism: institutional‚ interpersonal‚ and unconscious. A great example they provide of institutional

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  • Lawyer Professional Conduct Guide in Hk

    3 A solicitor should inform the Law Society where he is charged with an offence involving dishonesty or deception or any other serious criminal offence. 2.03 Principal’s individual responsibility A sole practitioner and each partner is prima facie responsible for the acts or omissions of his firm and this extends to the acts or omissions of his partners and staff. Commentary 1. A principal cannot escape responsibility for work carried out in the course of his practice by leaving it

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