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Instructions

Project 1 (Worth 15 points/15%) 

  • Submit to Assignment Folder.
  • Due Tuesday, 11:59 pm ET.
  • Review the grading rubric before submission.

Purpose: This project requires you to identify and assess legal issues, apply the law to the facts and make recommendations.  The issues relate to the concepts and assigned materials covered in weeks 1, 2, and 3.  

This project will guide you in preparing a PowerPoint presentation.

This project meets the following course outcomes:

  • recommend appropriate actions in the business environment based on an understanding of sources of law, substantive legal concepts, legal process and procedure, and available remedies; and
  • analyze tort rights, obligations, liabilities, and remedies in the business environment.

The new TurnitIn system is activated for all projects.  Please review the TurnitIn information in the Welcome announcement for the course + the  module in Content just below Week 4 for further comments.

Background/Facts:  TLG is continuing to work with its new client, Clean-n-Shine (Clean), a commercial cleaning company incorporated in Maryland, but doing business in all Mid-Atlantic states.  Clean’s owners have primary concerns about negligence risks and liabilities related to potential accidents occurring in their public business space to employees and/or customers.

Clean is headquartered in commercial space in a local shopping center. This is a public space that includes private business offices, a public reception area, a conference meeting area, and space for potential and existing clients to meet to discuss cleaning jobs, buy cleaning products, and complete contracts for cleaning services.  The shopping center is busy and heavily trafficked with shoppers.

Winnie and Ralph request that you research and recommend a plan to identify potential negligence risks/liabilities and ways to minimize those potential negligence risks in Clean’s public facility.  You will then make a PowerPoint supported presentation to the Clean owners. The Clean owners will use the plan to refine policies and procedures to prevent and/or minimize their liabilities. 

Instructions

Prepare a PowerPoint (PPT) presentation to:

(1) develop a plan to identify and explain potential negligence risks/liabilities, and 

(2) recommend ways to minimize those potential negligence risks in Clean’s public facility.  

(3) The plan focuses on potential tort liabilities for negligence (do not discuss or include the tort of strict product liability in this project).

The PowerPoint presentation will be labeled in 2 parts:

There is no set number of PPT slides required, but it is important to be complete and comprehensive in the presentation.  

Use only the assigned resources available in the classroom for the project.

Formatting 

  • An opening slide with your name, class name and number and date of submission
  • An Introductory slide is always appropriate and appreciated by all audiences so strongly suggest using one
  • A Summary or Conclusion slide is also appropriate and adds professionalism and depth – suggest absolutely using one
  • The Speaker Notes on a final slide titled “References” should reflect the full APA citation of all resources. (Note: There should be an in-text citation in the Speaker Notes narrative wherever a supportive resource is referenced.)
  • Using PowerPoint slides, create two (2) distinct parts of your presentation:

1.  Identify and explain 3 different specific situations/scenarios in the workplace, i.e., electrical wiring lying on the floor in the workplace (of course you CANNOT use this hypothetical example in your project; it would not earn any credit) t this that could create negligence risks/liabilities for Clean in its public facility. Explain why/how each situation creates possible negligence liability.   List scenarios, not types of accidents, such as “slip and fall”, negligence, etc.  Discussing a general type of accident, such as slip and fall can add clarity and depth BUT YOU NEED TO FOLLOW THAT WITH A SPECIFIC SCENARIO, such as “Susie entered Clean’s office and…..:

DO NOT USE DIRECT QUOTES:  paraphrase or summarize all info taken from published resources. This will avoid “trouble” with the academic integrity policy and the TurnitIn report. Directly quoting is rarely ever appropriate in any class situation, and simply unnecessary in this class.  

DO NOT USE RESOURCES from the internet – all info and resources you need are in the classroom in week 2 Overview and Instructor Notes and the additional links below Overview that I added.

This project is about negligence, not product liability.  Remember that an injury directly from a defective product is product liability law, not common law negligence.  This project is about week 2 material. 

  • Part I.  Risks and Liabilities
    A.  Negligence Risk Situation 1
    B.  Negligence Risk Situation 2
    C.  Negligence Risk Situation 3

2. Develop and explain policies and/or procedures Clean could implement to prevent or minimize the negligence risk/liability for each situation discussed in 1 above.

  • Part II.  Policies and Procedures
    1.  Policy/Procedure for Negligence Risk Situation 1
    2.  Policy/Procedure for Negligence Risk Situation 2
    3.  Policy/Procedure for Negligence Risk Situation 3

Remember you are the “presenter” and, as such, you will be reading your Speaker Notes the same way you would a presentation paper. (The “narrative”, which is a clear, complete explanation of the content and points you are making, goes in the Speaker Notes). The Clean owners (audience) will be looking at the slides which should include highlights and illustrations of your comments for that slide. The slide content should align with the narrative in the Speaker Notes. (See the attached PowerPoint sample.) Sample PowerPoint Slide

  • HINT: Many presenters will compose their presentation first, then divide it into the PowerPoint slide format by placing the narrative on the  Speaker Notes area of each slide and using the slide itself to underscore important points.
  • Alternatively, some presenters create an outline of their presentation, then paste elements of the outline onto the PowerPoint slides. They then compose the narrative in the Speaker Notes to describe and expound on the slide.