Please use the IRAC method when drafting your answers. Read each question carefully and thoughtfully. All the information that you need to draft a quality answer can be found in your textbook.
- Carney & Deb, Accountants, perform a variety of tasks for their clients—financial statements and tax returns, for example. To accomplish these tasks, Carney & Deb collects their clients’ personal and financial information. Carney & Deb can store the personal and financial information of its clients on any electronic device, including a smartphone, a tablet, a flash drive, a laptop, and a copier. When Carney & Deb upgrades its storage media, the information is transferred between devices. Does Carney & Deb have an ethical obligation to its clients with respect to this information? If so, what are the ethics in the situation?
- Data Analytics, Inc., and eProducts Corporation market competing software products. Data Analytics launches an advertising campaign claiming that eProducts, instead of testing software before it is marketed, has customers “test” the software by using it. eProducts knows this is not true but begins to lose sales to Data Analytics. On what grounds could eProducts sue Data Analytics for injury to eProducts’ reputation?
- Dixie, a driver for Express Delivery Company, leaves the truck’s motor running in neutral and carelessly forgets to set the parking brake while she makes a delivery. The truck rolls and crashes into a nearby gas station pump, igniting a fire that spreads quickly to a construction site a block away. A burned wall collapses onto a crane, which falls on Fazio, a bystander, and injures him. What must Fazio show to recover damages from Express Delivery?
- The Prosthetic Legs and Arms Act (PLAA) sets up a no-fault compensation program for persons injured through the use of medical prostheses. The PLAA protects prosthesis makers from liability for unavoidable side effects. When Quint is injured in an auto accident, his physician prescribes and fits him for a certain prosthetic. When Quint suffers injuries from its use, he files a suit against Replacement Limbs LLC, the maker of the prosthetic, alleging strict product liability. Is there a defense that Replacement Limbs might successfully assert in this case? If so, what is it, and why?
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